# How do you write an equation (a) in slope intercept form and (b) in standard form for the line passing through (1,8) and perpendicular to 2x+5y=1?

##### 1 Answer

Dec 15, 2016

Please see the explanation.

#### Explanation:

To make any line that is perpendicular to a line in standard form:

Swap "a" and "b" and, if "b" was negative then make it positive, otherwise, change the sign of "a". Therefore, a line that is perpendicular to:

Will have the form:

To make it pass through the point

The standard form is

The slope intercept form is