# How do you write an equation of a line passing through (-4, -3), perpendicular to 4x + y=7?

##### 1 Answer

Sep 4, 2016

#### Answer:

The equation is

#### Explanation:

A line perpendicular to another will have a slope that's the negative reciprocal of the other.

Let's make the initial equation into slope-intercept form

The slope here is

The slope of the line perpendicular will be

By point-slope form, the equation of the line perpendicular is:

Hopefully this helps!