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itsjustme_lol

  • 2 years ago

What is the slope of the line represented by the equation y = 7?

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  1. whatisthequestion
    • 2 years ago
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    the equation for slope is \[m = \frac{ rise }{ run } = \frac{ y _{2}-y _{1} }{ x _{2}-x _{1} }\] and for a line y = 7 no matter what x you take the y value remains the same so you will always get \[\frac{ 7-7 }{ x _{2}-x _{1} } =\frac{ 0 }{ x _{2}-x _{1} } \] and zero divided by any number is still zero

  2. Eleven17
    • 2 years ago
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    \[\frac{ \Delta y }{ \Delta x }\]

  3. itsjustme_lol
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    What is the slope of the line represented by the equation x = -9? this is the last one

  4. Eleven17
    • 2 years ago
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    The slope of the line is undefined...there is only one x- value for an infinite amount of y values,

  5. itsjustme_lol
    • 2 years ago
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    thankyou! thats the answer i thought it was, I just wanted to make sure.

  6. itsjustme_lol
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    would anyone mind helping me on a few more?

  7. whatisthequestion
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    @Eleven17 No an undefined slope is the equation x = 7 because you divide by zero when calculating the slope and any number divided by zero is undefined (infinite) when zero is divided by a number the answer is still zero not undefined thus the slope can still be calculated

  8. whatisthequestion
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    @itsjustme_lol yes just close this question and post the next one as a new question

  9. itsjustme_lol
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    thanks

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