# SOLUTION: Write the standard form of the equation of the line passing through the point (4, -1) and perpendicular to the line 4x-y=3. I tried changing the equation to slope intercept fo

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 Question 402791: Write the standard form of the equation of the line passing through the point (4, -1) and perpendicular to the line 4x-y=3. I tried changing the equation to slope intercept form, but I'm just becoming more confused.Answer by Alan3354(34674)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Write the standard form of the equation of the line passing through the point (4,-1) and perpendicular to the line 4x-y=3. --------------- Find the slope of the line by putting it in slope-intercept form. That means solve for y. 4x-y=3 y = 4x-3 slope = 4 --------- The slope of lines perpendicular is the negative inverse = -1/4 Use y = mx + b and the point to find b -1 = (-1/4)*4 + b b = 0 ---------- y = (-1/4)x + 0 is the line thru the point perpendicular to the given line y = -x/4 4y = -x x + 4y = 0 (standard form)