# SOLUTION: How do I wrtie an equation that will be perpendicular to 3x-5y=10 and passes through (-6,2)?

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 Question 236703: How do I wrtie an equation that will be perpendicular to 3x-5y=10 and passes through (-6,2)? Answer by stanbon(57397)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!How do I wrtie an equation that will be perpendicular to 3x-5y=10 and passes through (-6,2)? ------------- slope of the given line is 3/5 ---------------- Therefore slope of the perpendicular line is -5/3 ---------------- Find the y-intercept if y = mx+b: 2 = (-5/3)(-6) + b 2 = 10 + b b = -8 --------------------------- Equation of the line: y = (-5/3)x - 8 ============================ Cheers, stan H.