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What is the equation of the line that is perpendicular to the given line and passes through the point (3, 4)? y = –1/3x + 5 y = –1/3x + 3 y = 3x + 2 y = 3x − 5

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Mimi2

The line given has a slope of (2-1)/(-3-0), or 1/-3. The line perpendicular to this one would be the inverse multiplied by negative 1, or 3. Now we can plug in the numbers to solve for b (the y-intercept) 4=3(3)+b 4=9+b -5=b The answer is y=3x-5

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