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    Default find an equation for line having undefined slope passing through the point (-5, 9)?

    Need some homework help

    How do I find an equation for the line having undefined slope and passing through the point (-5, 9)?

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    Default Re: find an equation for line having undefined slope passing through the point (-5, 9

    Its impossible without a second point, such as an X or Y intercept.

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    Default Re: find an equation for line having undefined slope passing through the point (-5, 9

    I don't have another point, this is the only information the question gives

    (I missed the class where the teacher showed how to do this I think)

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    Default Re: find an equation for line having undefined slope passing through the point (-5, 9

    If there's no slope, doesnt it mean a vertical line? So then x= -5 maybe?

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    Default Re: find an equation for line having undefined slope passing through the point (-5, 9

    Quote Originally Posted by Swamp View Post
    If there's no slope, doesnt it mean a vertical line? So then x= -5 maybe?
    If noone else has any other suggestion I'll try going with that... makes some sense so it could be the correct answer

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    Default Re: find an equation for line having undefined slope passing through the point (-5, 9

    Though wouldn't the vertical line x=5 mean a zero slope but this questions says "undefined" slope?

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    Default Re: find an equation for line having undefined slope passing through the point (-5, 9

    zero slope is a horizontal line
    undefined (aka infinate) slope is vertical

 

 

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