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

1. 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)?  Reply With Quote

2. 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.  Reply With Quote

3. 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)  Reply With Quote

4. 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?  Reply With Quote

5. Re: find an equation for line having undefined slope passing through the point (-5, 9 Originally Posted by Swamp 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  Reply With Quote

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108 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?  Reply With Quote

7. 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  Reply With Quote

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