# SOLUTION: find the equation for the line that contains (0,3)and is perpendicular to the line 6x-2y=1

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Linear-equations Question 523775: find the equation for the line that contains (0,3)and is perpendicular to the line 6x-2y=1Answer by mananth(12270)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!6 x -2 y = 1 Find the slope of this line -2 y = -6 x + 1 Divide by -2 y = 3 x + -0.5 Compare this equation with y=mx+b slope m = 3.00 The slope of a line perpendicular to the above line will be the negative reciprocal m1*m2=-1 The slope of the required line will be - 1/3 m= - 1/3 ,point ( 0 , 3 ) Find b by plugging the values of m & the point in y=mx+b 3 = 0.00 + b b= 3 m= - 1/3 The required equation is y = - 1/ 3 x + 3 m.ananth@hotmail.ca