Hi Lindsey;
x  3y = 6 and y = 3x + 2
The second equation is in the format of...
y=mx+b, m is the slope.
Let's convert the first equation...
x  3y = 6
Let's subtract x from both sides...
x+x3y=x+6
3y=x+6
Let's divide both sides by 3...
(3y)/3=(x+6)/3
A negative number divided by a negative number results in a positive number.
y=(1/3)x2
The first equation has a slope of 1/3.
The second equation has a slope of 3.
Perpendicular equations must have slopes which are negativeinverses of the other.
These are not.
C) Neither
1/24/2014

Vivian L.
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