Use the slope formula to find the slope of the line that passes through the points ​(−1​,−2​) and ​(−1​,−4​). State whether the line is​ increasing, decreasing,​ horizontal, or vertical.
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The general linear equation is usually written y=mx+b, where m is the slope=(difference between coord)/(difference between x coord); BUT if the difference between the x coord is 0 then the line is vertical (the slope is infinite meaning 90 degrees), because, no matter what the value of y is, x=-1, so that's the equation of the vertical line: x=-1. The more general linear equation is ax+cy+d=0 so in this case a=1, c=0 and d=1.

answered Sep 8, 2016 by Rod Top Rated User (589,180 points)

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