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8-98.

What is the equation of the line passing through the point $\left(–2, 5\right)$ that is perpendicular to the line $y = –5x + 2$? 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:
$y = mx + b$