This question is really throwing me through a loop, here:

Write an equation of the line containing a given point and perpendicular to the given line. Express your answer in y=mx+b

(3,6) 7x+y=6

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- May 10th 2012, 05:40 PMWireframe7Writing Equation of perpendicular line.
This question is really throwing me through a loop, here:

Write an equation of the line containing a given point and perpendicular to the given line. Express your answer in y=mx+b

(3,6) 7x+y=6 - May 10th 2012, 05:46 PMWireframe7Re: Writing Equation of perpendicular line.
If you could also show me your work, I'd appreciate it.

- May 10th 2012, 06:09 PMskeeterRe: Writing Equation of perpendicular line.
two lines are perpendicular if their slopes are opposite reciprocals.

determine the slope of the line 7x+y = 6 by changing to y = mx+b form.

find the opposite reciprocal of the slope of 7x+y = 6, then use that slope and the given point to write the required linear equation.

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