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Write an equation of the line perpendicular to the given line that contains P. P(4, 4); y = -2x - 8

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This is the given equation y=2x8y=-2x-8. The slope is m=2m=-2 When lines are perpendicular, the product of the slopes is 2-2. We see that slope for line perpendicular to the given is m=12m=\frac{1}{2}. So, 12(2)=1\frac{1}{2}\cdot (-2)=-1 We also know that the point is P(4,4)P(4,4).

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