# How do you write the equation of a line that is perpendicular to the given line and that passes through the given point: y-4=5/2(x+3); (-7,8)?

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Jun 13, 2018

#### Answer:

#### Explanation:

if it is perpendicular then when you multiply the gradients together you get -1

so the gradient of the new line is

The line is of the form