# Thread: Indicate the equation of the given line in standard form. The line that is the perpe

1. ## Indicate the equation of the given line in standard form. The line that is the perpe

Indicate the equation of the given line in standard form.
The line that is the perpendicular bisector of the segment whose endpoints are R(-1, 6) and S(5, 5)

2. ## Re: Indicate the equation of the given line in standard form. The line that is the p

Originally Posted by emma1998
Indicate the equation of the given line in standard form.
The line that is the perpendicular bisector of the segment whose endpoints are R(-1, 6) and S(5, 5)
determine the midpoint and slope of segment $RS$ ... the perpendicular bisector will be the line passing through the midpoint with slope equal to the opposite reciprocal of the slope of segment $RS$ ... show us what you get.

3. ## Re: Indicate the equation of the given line in standard form. The line that is the p

If the slope is m, the "opposite reciprocal" is -1/m. Do you know what the slope of the line through (-1, 6) and (5, 5) is? Do you know what the "standard form" for a line is?