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krissywatts

  • 3 years ago

write an equation in slope-intercept form of the line whose y-intercept is -3 and the line is perpendicular to the line whose equation is 3x-2y=9. What is the slope intercept? i need step by step help please

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  1. calmat01
    • 3 years ago
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    So, you know what slope-intercept form looks like, correct?

  2. krissywatts
    • 3 years ago
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    yes

  3. krissywatts
    • 3 years ago
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    can i show you what i did so far?

  4. calmat01
    • 3 years ago
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    Of course. That would be most helpful.

  5. krissywatts
    • 3 years ago
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    -2y=-3x-9 and i divided them all by negative 2 so now it looks like this -2y/-2=-3/-2x-9/-2

  6. krissywatts
    • 3 years ago
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    is this correct so far?

  7. calmat01
    • 3 years ago
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    I think you just made a typo, as the x goes wtih the -3, not on the -2.

  8. calmat01
    • 3 years ago
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    But yes, so far so good.

  9. krissywatts
    • 3 years ago
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    and for the slope-intercept form i should get y=-2/3x-3 correct cause i just bring in the y-intercept as stated in the problem.

  10. calmat01
    • 3 years ago
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    That's correct! Let's clean it up so it doesn't look like you are dividing the -2 by 3x. Make it y=-2x/3 -3 instead.

  11. krissywatts
    • 3 years ago
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    okay lol sorry about that.

  12. krissywatts
    • 3 years ago
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    and thank you for your help.

  13. calmat01
    • 3 years ago
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    You are welcome.

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