What is an equation of the line that passes through the point (6, -3) and is perpendicular to the line #6x+y=1#?
Sorry the explanation is a bit long. Tried to give full explanation of what is going on.
consider the equation of a straight line in the standard form of:
In this case
A straight line that is perpendicular to this would have the gradient of
We are told that this passes through the known point
Substitute these values in the equation to find
Subtract 1 from both sides
So the equation is