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Determine whether the graph of the equation is symmetric with respect to the line Y = -X
1) Y = 2X - 1
One way of checking it is by slopes, because both x = -y and y = 2x +1 are straight lines only.
If y = 2x +1 were symmetrical with respect to y = -x, then y = 2x +1 should be perpendicular to y = -x. If not, then there is no symmetry.
y = -x
slope, m1 = -1
y = 2x +1
slope, m2 = 2
To be perpendicular, their slopes must be the negative reciprocals.
m2 = -1/m1
2 = -1 / -1
2 = 1
False, so the two lines are not perpendicular, and so y = 2x +1 is not symmetrical wirh respect to y = -x.
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Another way.
y = -x -------------axis of symmetry.
y = 2x +1 --------(i)
If (i) is symmetrical, when we swap the x and y into (i), we should get an equation similar or equal to (i).
-x = 2(-y) +1
-x = -2y +1
2y = x +1
y = (1/2)(x +1) -------not the same as (i), so, no symmetry.
we have
which is also saying that , this is line (1)
then we are given ........line (2)
to find if is symmetric with respect to line one, plug in and as line (1) directed. if we simplify and get the original formula for line (2), then line (2) is symmetric with respect to line (1)
Plug in and , we get:
solving for , we get:
which is not the original formula for line (2), so line (2) is NOT symmetric with respect to line (1)