# SOLUTION: How do i do this? Write the equation of the line perpendicular to - 3x - 4y = 10 with a y-intercept of -5. Thank you.

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Equations Question 200467: How do i do this? Write the equation of the line perpendicular to - 3x - 4y = 10 with a y-intercept of -5. Thank you.Answer by jim_thompson5910(28476)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!If a line has "a y-intercept of -5", then it goes through the point (0,-5) Start with the given equation. Add to both sides. Rearrange the terms. Divide both sides by to isolate y. Break up the fraction. Reduce. We can see that the equation has a slope and a y-intercept . Now to find the slope of the perpendicular line, simply flip the slope to get . Now change the sign to get . So the perpendicular slope is . Now let's use the point slope formula to find the equation of the perpendicular line by plugging in the slope and the coordinates of the given point . Start with the point slope formula Plug in , , and Rewrite as Distribute Multiply Subtract 5 from both sides. Combine like terms. So the equation of the line perpendicular to that goes through the point is . Here's a graph to visually verify our answer: Graph of the original equation (red) and the perpendicular line (green) through the point .