Don I. answered • 09/03/17

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and the y-intercept is at (0,3)

We know this intersects the y axis at A... That means that point A = (0,3)

If AB = BC then B is the midpoint of AC

(a) We can find point B from the fact that a line perpendicular to AC going

thru B passes thru point D at (-1,6)...

A perpendicular line to AC will have slope m that is the negative reciprocal of the

slope of line AC .... negative reciprocal of 2 is -1/2

Thus we have a slope m = -1/2 and a point on the line (-1,6).. use point slope form

y-y1=m(x-x1)

y-6 = (-1/2)(x-(-1))

y-6 = -1/2(x+1)

y-6 = -1/2 x - 1/2

Multiply through by 2

2y-12 = -x -1

2y = -x + 11

The equation of BD is 2y = -x + 11

(b) We now have the equation of a perpendicular line to AC passing through B

If we find the point where our original y = 2x+3 line touches the perpendicular

line 2y = -x+11 then we have point B

y = 2x+3 eqn 1

2y=-x+11 eqn 2

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y = 2x + 3 eqn 1

4y=-2x+22 2(eqn 2)

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5y = 25

y = 5

Substitute y = 5 back into y=2x+3

5 = 2x+3

2x = 2

x = 1

Point B is the point (1,5)

Since AB = BC then B is the midpoint of AC

A = (0,3) B = (1,5)

From A to B my x value went up 1, and my y value went up 2

From B if we go right 1 and up 2 we have point C at

C = (1+1, 5+2)

C = (2,7)