## CrazyTurtle483 one year ago What is the slope of the line x = -5?

1. CrazyTurtle483

I probably should know how to do this but don't remember

2. SanjanaP

Is that all the information that was given?

3. CrazyTurtle483

Yep

4. SanjanaP

Then it is 0...do you want to know why?

5. CrazyTurtle483

Sure

6. CrazyTurtle483

wait, page didn't load all the way

7. CrazyTurtle483

there are answer choices ._.

8. SanjanaP

Okay...if you graph this line...you will get a straight line right?

9. CrazyTurtle483

Undefined 0 -5 5

10. CrazyTurtle483

yes

11. SanjanaP

So, if the line is going straight, and not having any bend, it will be 0

12. SanjanaP

get it?

13. CrazyTurtle483

makes sense

14. SanjanaP

Good.

15. myininaya

actually if you have x=constant, then the slope is undefined if you have y=constant, then the slope is 0

16. SolomonZelman

The slope can be either indeterminate or undefined, it depends xD

17. myininaya

slope is rise/run so if a graph has only rise and no run then the slope is undefined because the bottom of that fraction would be 0

18. SolomonZelman

yup

19. myininaya

@SanjanaP no...

20. CrazyTurtle483

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21. SanjanaP

I know it is rise/run sister.

22. SanjanaP

I'm in Calculus.

23. myininaya

If the line is vertical (which means you will have x=constant), then the slope will be undefined if the line is horizontal (which means you will have y=constant), then the slope will be zero.

24. SanjanaP

It is just an easier and quicker way to think about it.

25. CrazyTurtle483

isnt the line vertical so it would be undefined?

26. myininaya

right and not zero

27. SanjanaP

yeah..but is it an answer choice? @CrazyTurtle483

28. CrazyTurtle483

yea i posted them up farther

29. myininaya

Doesn't matter if it is an answer choice or not, it is the answer

30. SanjanaP

So....its undefined.

31. myininaya

No guessing involved just using the definition of slope

32. SanjanaP

I didn't see the undefined part. Sorry XD

33. CrazyTurtle483

ok so thank you ;p