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MckennaRian

  • one year ago

What is the slope of the line y = 3? PLEASE EXPLAIN HOW TO FIND SLOPE.

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  1. nincompoop
    • one year ago
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    can you graph it?

  2. MckennaRian
    • one year ago
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    I'm not sure how you do that.

  3. nincompoop
    • one year ago
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    where would you put the value of y?

  4. MckennaRian
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    On the y axis?

  5. nincompoop
    • one year ago
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  6. UsukiDoll
    • one year ago
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    there is no slope for that problem.. just the y-intercept. so at point (0,3) draw a horizontal line.

  7. nincompoop
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  14. nincompoop
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    so no matter what form we use, whether via graph or via analysis of slope-intercept form or standard form, it appears that our slope is equal to zero

  15. nincompoop
    • one year ago
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    thank you for your time and I hope you learned something new

  16. mathstudent55
    • one year ago
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  19. geerky42
    • one year ago
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    \(y=\infty x+b\) doesn't make sense. So I think it's best to say that vertical line has no slope.

  20. nincompoop
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    okay, chief whatever you say

  21. mathstudent55
    • one year ago
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    Zero slope means the slope exists and has the value zero. No slope means that there is no slope since slope is undefined in this case because of division by zero.

  22. mathstudent55
    • one year ago
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    Similarly, if a quadratic equation has no real roots, we say it has no roots. In no way does that mean that the root has a value of zero.

  23. nincompoop
    • one year ago
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    slope cannot be determined for it is undefined is different from no slope at all. if there is no slope then there exists no line to evaluate.

  24. mathstudent55
    • one year ago
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    Yes, undefined slope is a better way to describe it.

  25. nincompoop
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    indeterminate I guess :) at least we are beginning to agree

  26. geerky42
    • one year ago
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    Why did you draw \(m=\infty\)? lol...

  27. nincompoop
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    that is the closest I can draw to say indeterminate but I don't think it is required

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