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Nicole V.

asked • 03/02/16

How do I turn this perpendicular line into standard form? y = -1/3x + 2/3

I had to turn the equation, y - 3 = 3(x + 1), into a perpendicular line that passes through (5,-1) and I got y= -1/3x + 2/3 which I think is correct. I just don't know how to turn it into standard form now. 

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David W. answered • 03/02/16

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Kyle R. answered • 03/02/16

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Nicole V.

Can I write it as 1x + 3y = 2, also? Cause I have to find the x-intercept of the equation also. 


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