find the equation through (6,5) and perpendicular to the line through (1,3) and (4,5). what are the steps in solving this problem. thank u!!
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The slope if the given line is $\displaystyle \frac {2}{3}$, so the line perpendicular line has slope $\displaystyle \frac {-3}{2}$.
Originally Posted by Plato The slope if the given line is $\displaystyle \frac {2}{3}$, so the line perpendicular line has slope $\displaystyle \frac {-3}{2}$. so flip the numerator and denom and add negative sign? so inthis case the equation will be $\displaystyle y = \frac{-3}{2}x + 14$
Yes. The slope of the perpendicular line is the negative reciprocal of the given slope.
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