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Find an equation of the line that is parallel to `y=3/4 x -1` and passes through the...
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If two lines are parallel, they have the same slope.
The slope of `y=3/4 x -1` is `3/4`
So we want a line with slope `3/4` , that goes through the point `(4,0)`
We know the slope, we want to find the y-intercept:
`y=3/4 x + b`
`0 = 3/4 (4) + b`
So: `y=3/4 x - 3`
This is the equation of the line that is parallel to `y=3/4 x -1` that passes through (4,0)
Two lines are perpendicular if you multiply their slopes and get -1. In other words, you want the "negative reciprocal"
This line has slope = 1.
So a perpendicular line would have slope = -1.
`y=-1 x + b=-x + b`
Now we need to find the y-intercept.
Plug in (-7,1)
This is the line that is perpendicular to `y=x+4` and passes through the point (-7,1)
Posted by mlehuzzah on November 8, 2013 at 3:23 AM (Answer #1)
High School Teacher
An equation paralle to `y= 3/4x-1` and passes through the point (4,0). Since the equation is written in slope intercept form the line has a slope of `3/4` .
In order to be parallel the line must havet he same slope, `3/4.`
Use point slope form `y - y_(1)= m(x-x_(1))` , to write the equation of the line.
`y - 0 = 3/4(x-4) rArr y = 3/4x - 3`
A line perpendicular to `y = x+4` , must have a slope of `-1` as this is the opposite reciprocal of the line's slope of 1.
Again use point slope form to write the equation as it passes through the point (-7, 1)
`y - 1 = -1(x+7)`
`y = -1x - 7 + 1`
`y = -x -6`
The solution to part 1 is `y = 3/4x - 3` and the solution to part 2 is` y = -x-6` .
Posted by baxthum8 on November 8, 2013 at 9:45 AM (Answer #2)
High School Teacher
y = 3/4 x - 1
Any straight line parallel to the given line will be of the form
y = 3/4 x + k
When this line passes through the point ( 4 , 0 ) we have
0 = 3/4 * 4 + k
Hence k + 3 = 0 .
k = - 3 .
Hence y= 3/4 x - 3 is the required equation.
y = x + 4
That is x - y + 4 =0 is the given line .
Any line perpendicular to this line will be of the form
x + y +k =0 .
Since this passes through the point ( - 7 , 1 )
1 - 7 + k = 0 . ...... That is k = 6
Hence the required equation is x + y + 6 = 0 ..
Posted by ksri on November 8, 2013 at 6:26 PM (Answer #3)
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