+0

# need help asap thanks

0
49
1

The perpendicular bisector of the line segment $$\overline{AB}$$ is the line that passes throught the midpoint of $$\overline{AB}$$ and is perpendicular to $$\overline{AB}$$.

Find the equation of the perpendicular bisector of the line segment joining the points (1, 2) and (7, 4). Enter your answer in the form y=mx+b

Mar 6, 2021

#1
+31212
+1

First find the midpoint    4, 3

Find the slope    (2-4)/(1-7) = -2/-6 = 1/3

perpindicular slope = -1 / 1/3   = -3

point slope      (y-3) = -3(x-4)       Re-arrange to get to y = mx + b form

Mar 6, 2021