# SOLUTION: What is an equation of the line that passes through the point (-2, 5) and is perpendicular to the line whose equation is y = 1/2x + 5? 1. y = 2x + 1 2. y = -2x + 1 3. y = 2

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Length-and-distance Question 408016: What is an equation of the line that passes through the point (-2, 5) and is perpendicular to the line whose equation is y = 1/2x + 5? 1. y = 2x + 1 2. y = -2x + 1 3. y = 2x + 9 4. y = -2x - 9 Answer by solver91311(16897)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! Parallel lines have slopes that are negative reciprocals so you can eliminate two of the answers immediately. Of the remaining two answers, only one of them forms a true statement if you substitute the coordinate values of the point through which the perpendicular must pass. John My calculator said it, I believe it, that settles it