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

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Hi Patricia;
–3x – 6y = 17; (6, 3)
Equation is in the format of...
Ax+By=C
Slope is -A/B
Slope is -(-3/-6)
A negative number divided by a negative number has a positive result...
Slope is -3/6
Slope is -1/2
The slope of the line perpendicular to this is its negative inverse...
Slope is 2.
Point-Slope formula...
y-y1=m(x-x1)
Point provided is, (6, 3)...
y-3=2(x-6)
y-3=2x-12
y=2x-9
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