# What is the equation of the line perpendicular to #y=-3x # that passes through # (5,8) #?

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Feb 20, 2016

Equation of the line perpendicular to

#### Explanation:

The equation is equivalent to

This is so because for two line to be perpendicular, product of their slopes should be

Using this it is easy to deduce that lines

Putting the values

Hence, equation of the line perpendicular to