# What is the equation of the line perpendicular to #y=-7x # that passes through # (6,-1) #?

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#### Explanation:

In general an equation of the form

has a slope of

and thus has a slope of

If a line has a slope of

Therefore any line perpendicular to

has a slope of

If such a perpendicular line passes through the point

we can use the slope-point formula:

Simplifying,

or

#### Explanation:

**Slope** of the line

Knowing that, the **Product of Slopes** of mutually

Also, the reqd. line passes thro. the pt.

Therefore, by the **Slope-Point Form,** the eqn. of reqd. line is,

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