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**kingkaisai2** I should add this is desperate. The bracket after m and c just shows that the value of m and c are assumed to be different for each straight line.* means multiply.

Let a and b be the straight lines with equations y=m(1)x +c and y=m(2)x +c where m(1)*m(2) is not equal to 0. Use appropriate trigonometric formula to prove that a and b are perpendicular if and only if m(1)m(2) =1.

Please note that by appropriate- keep means to keep it as simple as possible- note this is high school maths so please try not to get too advance.