# What is the equation of the line perpendicular to #y=-1/5x # that passes through # (7,4) #?

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Dec 23, 2015

#### Answer:

#### Explanation:

all line perpendicular to this will have a slope of

(if a line has a slope of

If a line has a slope

then we can write the equation of this line in "slope-point" form as

In this case

While this is a valid answer to the given question, let's convert it into standard form: