# How do you write the slope-intercept equation for the line that is perpendicular to the line 3x-5y=9 and that contains the point (2,-5)?

##### 1 Answer

Jun 6, 2016

#### Explanation:

First change the given equation into standard form,

The slope is therefore

The slope perpendicular to this is

Now, we have the slope of the required line as well as a point.

The easiest way to find the equation is to substitute these into the formula: