# How do you find a standard form equation for the line with (−1, −3); perpendicular to the line 2x + 7y + 5 = 0?

##### 1 Answer

#### Explanation:

The slope of the given equation graphs out to be

#2x + 7y +5 = 0#

#y = -2/7x - 5/7#

The slope of the **perpendicular line** is the negative reciprocal of this slope

#m = - 1/(-2/7) = 7/2#

Next, you would substitute the given points and the slope that you found into the point-slope formula:

#(y - y_1) = m(x - x_1)#