If the two lines are parallel, they have the same slope. Remember that in the equation of a line , is the slope.

We have also been given a point on the line , so we need to simply plug those values into our equation to solve for .

If the lines are perpendicular, the slope is the negative reciprocal. Therefore, we can say that the slope of the line is . Once again we have been given a point on the line, so the rest should be straight forward.2.)

Find the equation of a straight line that passes through the point (3, -1) and is perpendicular to the line y = 5x - 2. Give your answer in the form ax + by + c = 0

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Timmy, 15