# How do you write an equation of the line perpendicular to the line x - 3y = 9 and passing through the point (3,5)?

##### 1 Answer

Jul 4, 2015

I found:

#### Explanation:

Your perpendicular line musta have a slope

Your line can be written as:

The slope of your given line is equal to the numerical coefficient of

With this in mind the slope of the perpendicular will be:

We can now use the general relatonship:

with your data: