# How do you write the slope-intercept equation of the line perpendicular to y = 5/2 x - 2, which passes through the point (0, 2)?

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May 13, 2017

See a solution process below:

#### Explanation:

The equation in the problem is in slope intercept form. The slope-intercept form of a linear equation is:

Where

Therefore the slope is:

Next, let's call the slope perpendicular to this line

The slope of a perpendicular line is:

Substituting gives:

Because the point given in the problem has