Write the equation of a line through (2/3, 3/4)

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Write the equation of a line through (2/3, 3/4) that is perpendicular to y=-3/5x+2

Oct 26th, 2014

To start this problem you have to know that perpendicular slope is opposite reciprocal of the parallel slope. Knowing this and knowing that the initial slope you have is -3/5 since your line equation is in slope intercept form (y = mx + b) the opposite reciprocal of this will give you the perpendicular slope, which is 5/3. Next you will use the two points and the slop just found to write the equation of the line in point slope form (y-y0 = m(x-x0)).

Therefore, your answer in point slope form is y - 3/4 = 5/3(x - 2/3 )

Oct 26th, 2014

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