# How do you find the equation of the line that passes through ( -2 , 7 ) and is PERPENDICULAR to x + 5y = 7?

##### 1 Answer

Oct 1, 2015

I found:

#### Explanation:

I would use the general form of the equation as:

where:

Now, to be perpendicular to your line

Your line can be written as:

with

and so:

using this and your coordinates you have: