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8-98.

What is the equation of the line passing through the point (–2, 5) that is perpendicular to the line *y* = –5*x* + 2? Homework Help ✎

Recall that the slopes of perpendicular lines are opposite reciprocals.

Use the given point and the new slope to write the equation of the line:*y* = *mx* + *b*