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
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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