Andrew A.

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What is the slope of the line that passes through the point(-6,-5) and has a slope of -1/2

James M.

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Do you mean perpendicular? If so the slope is negative reciprocal of slope of given line so 2, use the intersection point (-6,-5) apply point slope formula, y - (-5) = 2[x - (-6)] to write equation of the perpendicular line.
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James M.

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Wouldn’t the point slope formula be an easier way to write the equation for the line?
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Robert S.

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That might be a better way, yes. Thanks - Bob
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