Carol H. answered • 12/09/17

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**2x - y = 17**

**2x - 17 = y This line has a slope of 2. Since perpendicular lines have slope that are negative reciprocals of each other, the new line will have a slope of -1/2.**

**y - y**

_{1}= m(x - x_{1})**y - 1 = (-1/2)(x + 4)**

**y - 1 = (-1/2)x - 2**

**y = (-1/2)x - 1**