anonymous
  • anonymous
Write the equation of the line that is perpndicular to the line y = -2x -4 and passes through the point (1, -3)
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Luigi0210
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When finding a perpendicular equation you use the negative reciprocal of the slope
Luigi0210
  • Luigi0210
So do you know the slope?
anonymous
  • anonymous
-2x

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Luigi0210
  • Luigi0210
Well that's the original.. but the perpendicular slope is 1/2
anonymous
  • anonymous
oh
Luigi0210
  • Luigi0210
so use y-y1=m(x-x1)
anonymous
  • anonymous
y-(-3) = 1/2(x-1)
Luigi0210
  • Luigi0210
Correct! Now simplify it and write the final equation
anonymous
  • anonymous
0= 1/2x -3 1/2

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