# How do you write an equation of a line passing through (3, 2), perpendicular to # y=5x + 2#?

##### 2 Answers

Jun 26, 2018

#### Answer:

Find the negative reciprocal of the slope and, using our point, write the equation in slope-intercept form.

#### Explanation:

The negative reciprocal of the slope of a line is the slope of the line perpendicular to it. If our original slope is

Now, let's plug in our value and solve!

Jun 26, 2018

#### Answer:

I got:

#### Explanation:

Given our line:

the slope

We know that the slope

and the equation of the line with slope

in our case: