Mary M.

asked • 10/12/19

Write an equation in y=mx+b form

Write an equation (y=Mx+b form) of the line passing through the point (-10,3) that is PARALLEL to the line 5x+2y=12.

write an equation of the line passing through the point (5,1) that is PERPENDICULAR to the line 5x+3y=15.

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Patricia P. answered • 10/12/19

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Ethem S. answered • 10/12/19

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Patricia P.

Ethem, the slopes of two lines that are perpendicular to each other are negative reciprocals of each other (like 1/4 and -4). They are not just opposite signs. :)


Ethem S.

Yes. They are just negative if the lines are mirror images.


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