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Write an equation, in slope-intercept form, of the line that is perpendicular to y = 2x - 5 and passes through the point (2, -3).

 Mar 14, 2020
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y = 2x - 5   this is form  y = mx+b     m = slope = 2    perpidicular is   -1 / 2

 

y = -1/2 x + b    sub in the given point to find  'b'

-3 = -1/2(2) + b     b = -2

 

y = -1/2x -2

 Mar 14, 2020

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