# What is the equation of the line perpendicular to #y=-5/11x # that passes through # (1,-3) #?

##### 1 Answer

Dec 7, 2015

#### Explanation:

For any line with a slope of

Therefore any line perpendicular to

If such a line passes through the point

So our required line can be written as:

While this is a valid answer to the given question, we would normally simplify it and convert it into standard form: