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valiyuh
 2 years ago
Find the equation perpendicular to 2y4x=8 and passes the point (8,2) .
Can someone explain how to do it please?
Geometry
valiyuh
 2 years ago
Find the equation perpendicular to 2y4x=8 and passes the point (8,2) . Can someone explain how to do it please? Geometry

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DSS
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Change the given equation to slope intercept form, y=mx+b That will help you determine the slope of the given line

DSS
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1close 2y = 4x + 8 No divide everything by 2 so you get y= mx+b

DSS
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1You'll see that the slope of the given line is 2. To have a perpendicular line, the slope is the opposite reciprocal.....1/2

DSS
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Using the slope intercept formula and the point given (8,2) plug in and find b.

DSS
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.12=4+b 6=b Now you can give the equation of a line perpendicular to the given line at the point (8,2). y=1/2x+6
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