Write the line perpendicular to y = (1/8) x + 2 through the point (1,-5). Write the final answer in slope-intercept form.

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Write the line perpendicular to y = (1/8) x + 2 through the point (1,-5). Write the final answer in slope-intercept form.

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    2021-09-09T01:34:57+00:00

    if the line is perpendicular the slope is the negative reciprocal

    1/8 becomes -8

    point slope form

    y-y1 = m(x-x1)

    y–5 = -8(x-1)

    y+5 = -8x+8

    subtract 5 from each side

    y = -8x +3

    this is in slope intercept form

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