# How do you write an equation of a line passing through (5, 8), perpendicular to # y = 2/3 x - 3#?

##### 1 Answer

#### Explanation:

First find the slope of the perpendicular line:

The slope of a perpendicular line is defined as

We know that the slope of the given line is

Next, we can use the point slope formula:

We can express this in

*Find the LCD for

The graph of the two lines will then look like this: graph{(y-2/3x+3)(y+3/2x-31/2)=0 [-1.92, 18.08, -0.32, 9.68]}