Mathematics
Parallel & Perpendicular Discussion - 250 words needed - example attached

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Parallel and Perpendicular

MAT221.W3.DiscussionExample.pdf 


Read the following instructions in order to complete this discussion, and review the example of how to complete the math required for this assignment:

  • Given an equation of a line, find equations for lines parallel or perpendicular to it going through specified points. Find the appropriate equations and points from the table below. Simplify your equations into slope-intercept form.
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Write the equation of a line parallel to the given line but passing through the given point.

Y= ½ x + 3;(-2,1)

Write the equation of a line perpendicular to the given line but passing through the given point.

Y= ¾ x + -1; (4,0)


  • Discuss the steps necessary to carry out each activity. Describe briefly what each line looks like in relation to the original given line.
  • Answer these two questions briefly in your own words: 

    • What does it mean for one line to be parallel to another? 
    • What does it mean for one line to be perpendicular to another?
  • Incorporate the following five math vocabulary words into your discussion. Use bold font to emphasize the words in your writing (Do not write definitions for the words; use them appropriately in sentences describing your math work.): 

    • Origin 
    • Ordered pair 
    • X- or y-intercept 
    • Slope 
    • Reciprocal
Your initial post should be 150-250 words in length.

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INSTRUCTOR GUIDANCE EXAMPLE: Week Three Discussion Parallel and Perpendicular For this week’s discussion I am going to find the equations of lines that are parallel or perpendicular to the given lines and which are passing through the specified point. First I will work on the equation for the parallel line. The equation I am given is The parallel line must pass through point y = -⅔ x + 2 (-6, -3) I have learned that a line parallel to another line has the same slope as the other line, so now I know that the slope of my parallel line will be -⅔. Since I now have both the slope and an ordered pair on the line, I am going to use the point-slope form of a linear equation to write my new equation. y – y1 = m(x – x1) y – (-3) = -⅔[x – (-6)] y + 3 = -⅔x + (-⅔)6 y = -⅔x – 4 – 3 y = -⅔x – 7 This is the general form of the point-slope equation Substituting in my known slope and ordered pair Simplifying double negatives and distributing the slope Because (-⅔)6 = -4 and 3 is subtracted from both sides The equation of my parallel line! This line falls as you go from left to right across the graph of it, the y-intercept is 7 units below the origin, and the x-intercept is 10.5 units to the left of the origin. Now I am ready to write the equation of the perpendicular line. The equation I am given is y = -4x – 1 The perpendicular line must pass through point (0, 5) I have learned that a line perpendicular to another line has a slope which is the negative reciprocal of the slope of the other line so the first thing I must do is find the negative reciprocal of –4. The reciprocal of -4 is -¼ , and the negative of that is –(-¼) = ¼. Now I know my slope is ¼ and my given point is (0, 5). Again I will use the point-slope form of a linear equation to write my new equation. y – y1 = m(x – x1) y – 5 = ¼ (x – 0) y–5=¼x y=¼x+5 Substituting in the slope and ordered pair The zero term disappears Adding 5 to both sides of the equation The equation of my perpendicular line! This line rises gently as you move from left to right across the graph. The y-intercept is five units above the origin and the x-intercept is 20 units to the left of the origin. [The answers to part d of the discussion will vary with students’ understanding.] ...
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