# Write the equation of a line that passes through the point (1, 2) and is perpendicular to the line y = x + 5

The product of the slopes of two perpendicular lines is always -1.

## Answer: Thus, the required equation of the line is y = -x + 3.

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**Explanation:**

Let the slope of the required line be m

Since the line required is perpendicular to the line y = x + 5.

Thus, m × 1 = -1

⇒ m = -1

Using the point slope form of the equation, we get:

(y - y_{1}) = m (x - x_{1})

⇒ (y - 2) = -1(x - 1)

⇒ y -2 = -x + 1

⇒ y = -x + 3