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## Re: Linear equation question

Passes through origin means line has form y= mx, where m is some real number.

Rearranging the perpendicular line, we get y = -4x + k, so this line has a slope of -4, so the inverse reciprocal slope is 1/4.

Which means, Line 1 has an equation of y = (1/4)x

Line 1: y = (1/4)x

Line 2: y = -4x + k

Since we know they intersect at (t, t+1), this must be a solution to both equations. Since Line 2 would have infinite solutions (since k is unknown), we choose Line 1 to solve for t.

t+1 = (1/4)t

1 = (-3/4)t

(-4/3) = t

So, t = -4/3

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