Find the equation of the line perpendicular to the line 2x - 3y + 7 = 0 and having x-intercept 4.

Asked by Topperlearning User | 30th Apr, 2014, 09:03: AM

Expert Answer:

The line having the x-intercept 4, passes through the point (4, 0).

The given line is 2x - 3y + 7 = 0
Slope of given line = .
Slope of perpendicular line =
         The line passing through (4, 0) and slope  is
 
           y - 0 =  (x - 4)
        2y = -3x + 12
        3x + 2y = 12 . 

Answered by  | 30th Apr, 2014, 11:03: AM