Write the equation of a line that is perpendicular to the given line and that pa

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Write the equation of a line that is perpendicular to the given line and that passes through the given point.

2x + 4y = –6; (2, 5)

A.  y = 1/2x – 8

B.  y = -2x + 1

C.  y = 2x + 1

D.  y = 1/2x + 1

Apr 25th, 2015

The equation is in standard form is 

Ax+By=C

Slope is -A/B

Slope is -2/4

Slope is -1/2

The slope of the line perpendicular to this is such negative inverse.

Slope is 2.

Point provided is (2, 5)...

Point-slope formula...

y-y1=m(x-x1)

y-5=2(x-2)

y-5=2x-4

y=2x+1


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