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rachelraver

  • 3 years ago

Write the equation of the line that is perpendicular to the line 3x + y = 7 and passes through the point (6, −1). A. y = 1/3x − 3 B. y = 1/3x + 17 C. y = −3x − 3 D. y = −3x + 17

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  1. Brittni0605
    • 3 years ago
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    Perpendicular lines have slopes that are negative reciprocals. What is the slope of 3x+y=7 ?

  2. shining
    • 3 years ago
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    the slope is got when you divide -x coefficient on y coefficient. so the slope is -3 and the slope of peripendicular line is 1/3; then y-(-1)=1/3(x-6) so A is true

  3. rachelraver
    • 3 years ago
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    thanks!

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