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its a negative reciprocal, so can you figure it out what the slope is from there?

Oh, ok. So I would have a slope of 2/5, and then what?

close.. m=-2/5
then you use your point-interecpt form:
y-y=m(x-x)

thats close but you need to distribute the (-2/5) to the 5 as well

Why is that?

that is because the x+5 is in parentheses. so the -2/5 applies to both pieces

or (x-(-5)) however you want to think about it

yes! perfect. so you would have
(y-(-1))=-2/5x-2
then you just need to y by itself

y + 1 = -2/5x - 2
y = -2/5x - 3 - 1
y = -2/5x - 3?

yep! That should be your answer.

It is. thanks