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Question:

Which of the following is an equation of the line that passes through the point (0, 0) and is perpendicular to the line shown above?

A $5603_w56_h37.png$
Explaination

The slopes of perpendicular lines are negative reciprocals of each other. The slope of the line in the graph is $4500_w24_h37.png$. The negative reciprocal of $4500_w24_h37.png$ is $2888_w9_h37.png$. A line that passes through the point (0, 0) has a y-intercept of 0. Therefore, the equation $5603_w56_h37.png$ + 0 or $5603_w56_h37.png$, is correct.