Find the slope of the line containing the points (-9, 1/2) and (-5, 1/2)
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Originally Posted by bball20 Find the slope of the line containing the points (-9, 1/2) and (-5, 1/2) Since the points have the same y coordinate the slope of the line is zero. Use the slope formula.
Originally Posted by bball20 Find the slope of the line containing the points (-9, 1/2) and (-5, 1/2) $\displaystyle m=$ slope $\displaystyle m = \frac{\left(y_2-y_1\right)}{\left(x_2-x_1\right)}$ where $\displaystyle \left(x_1,y_1\right) $and $\displaystyle \left(x_2,y_2\right)$ are distinct points on the line
Thanks everyone: I think I have it: Using the point slope formula m=(y2-y1)/(x2-x1) m=([1/2]-[1/2])/([-5]-[-9]) m=0/4 m=0 with a slope of 0 m=rise/run
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