Find the equation of each line below. Homework Help ✎
The line with slope m = that goes through the point (−6, 5).
A horizontal line that goes through the point (8, −11).
The line perpendicular to the line in part (a) above but going through the origin.
Using y = mx + b, substitute the values of m, y, and x and solve for b.
Solve for b and rewrite the equation substituting m and b back into their original positions.
A horizontal line has zero slope. Therefore, simply substitute the values for x and y into the equation and solve for b.
Then, rewrite the equation with m and b substituted back into their original equations.
y = −11
See parts (a) and (b) to solve. Remember that perpendicular lines have opposite reciprocal slopes.