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11-167.

Find the equation of the line passing through the point (−2, 5) that is perpendicular to the line y = −5x + 2. Homework Help ✎

A perpendicular line has a slope that is the opposite reciprocal of the given line.

Using y = mx + b, substitute the m, y, and x and solve for b.