Slope Intercept Equation -6, 9

label Algebra
account_circle Unassigned
schedule 1 Day
account_balance_wallet $5

Write the slope intercept equation of the function f whose graph satisfies the given conditions.

The graph of f passes through (-6, 9) and is perpendicular to the line that has an x-intercept of 1 and a y-intercept of -2

Jun 7th, 2015

Thank you for the opportunity to help you with your question!

Equation of line in slope intercept form is

y = mx + b

where m is the slope and b is the y-intercept.


The line which is perpendicular to f has y-intercept of -2.

Therefore, b = -2

So, equation of the perpendicular line is

y = mx - 2

Also its x-intercept is 1. So, substitute x = 1 and y = 0 in the equation.

0 = m*1 - 2

0 = m - 2

m = 2

So equation of the perpendicular line becomes 

y = 2x - 2


Since f is perpendicular to the above line,

slope of f = -1/m = -1/2

Also f passes through (-6, 9).


Now we can use the point slope form of line to find equation of f.


m is the slope of the line(slope of  f)

and  is a point on the line.

Here, m = -1/2 and  = (-6, 9) .

So, equation of line f is


Please let me know if you need any clarification. I'm always happy to answer your questions.
Jun 7th, 2015

Studypool's Notebank makes it easy to buy and sell old notes, study guides, reviews, etc.
Click to visit
The Notebank
...
Jun 7th, 2015
...
Jun 7th, 2015
Sep 24th, 2017
check_circle
Mark as Final Answer
check_circle
Unmark as Final Answer
check_circle
Final Answer

Secure Information

Content will be erased after question is completed.

check_circle
Final Answer