The two lines -x +my +3 =0 and 2x + y +3 = 0 are perpendicular. What is the value of M?
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Perpendicularity requires that one gradient is the negative reciprocal of the other. (m = -1/m)
Rearrange the equations to get the following:
y= x/m -3/m
y= -2x -3
the gradients are: 1/m and -2,
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