# Write the equation of a line perpendicular to y=1/4x-5 that passes through the point (-1,2) Question
Linear equations and graphs Write the equation of a line perpendicular to $$\displaystyle{y}=\frac{{1}}{{4}}{x}-{5}$$ that passes through the point (-1,2) 2020-12-28
Use the point-slope form of a line:
y−y1=m(x−x1) where mm is the slope and (x1,y1) is a point on the line.
Two lines are perpendicular if their slopes are negative reciprocals. The given line \$ $$\displaystyle{y}={\frac{{{1}}}{{{4}}}}{x}-{5}\$$ has a slope of −4. So, the slope of the perpendicular line is:
m=−4
Substitute (x1,y1)=(−1,2) so that we have:
y−2=−4(x−(−1))
y−2=−4x−4
y=−4x−2

### Relevant Questions A line passes through the point (2, 1) and has a slope of $$\frac{-3}{5}$$.
What is an equation of the line?
A.$$y-1=\frac{-3}{5}(x-2)$$
B.$$y-1=\frac{-5}{3}(x-2)$$
C.$$y-2=\frac{-3}{5}(x-1)$$
D.$$y-2=\frac{-5}{3}(x-1)$$ Write an equation of the line that passes through the points.
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