gmatophobia wrote:
PS Question 1 - Nov 25
The line represented by the equation y = 4 – 2x is the perpendicular bisector of line segment RP. If R has the coordinates (4, 1), what are the coordinates of point P?
(A) (–4, 1)
(B) (–2, 2)
(C) (0, 1)
(D) (0, –1)
(E) (2, 0)
Source: Manhattan | Difficulty: Medium
nice and simple q to start.
Recall that when two lines are perpendicular to each other, the two slopes must multiply to -1.
Therefore, slope of line 1 is -2
-2*m=-1
m=1/2
The slope of line PR will be 1/2
Now we can solve for the equation of PR
1=1/2(4)+b
b=-1
Therefore, line PR has equation
y=1/2x-1
mysterymanrog wrote:
gmatophobia wrote:
PS Question 1 - Nov 25
The line represented by the equation y = 4 – 2x is the perpendicular bisector of line segment RP. If R has the coordinates (4, 1), what are the coordinates of point P?
(A) (–4, 1)
(B) (–2, 2)
(C) (0, 1)
(D) (0, –1)
(E) (2, 0)
Source: Manhattan | Difficulty: Medium
nice and simple q to start.
Recall that when two lines are perpendicular to each other, the two slopes must multiply to -1.
Therefore, slope of line 1 is -2
-2*m=-1
m=1/2
The slope of line PR will be 1/2
Now we can solve for the equation of PR
1=1/2(4)+b
b=-1
Therefore, line PR has equation
y=1/2x-1
Accidentally hit send before completing.
Before blindly trying answers, we can see that D is the only one that is on line PR, as when x is 0, y is -1 as per our equation. D is therefore clearly the answer. Alternatively you can plug in each answer choice with the same result.