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    Find the slope

    Find the slope of the line containing the points (-9, 1/2) and (-5, 1/2)
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    Quote Originally Posted by bball20 View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bball20 View Post
    Find the slope of the line containing the points (-9, 1/2) and (-5, 1/2)
    m= slope

    m = \frac{\left(y_2-y_1\right)}{\left(x_2-x_1\right)}

    where \left(x_1,y_1\right) and \left(x_2,y_2\right) are distinct points on the line
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    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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