Algebra 1

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133500403
ISBN 13: 978-0-13350-040-0

Chapter 5 - Linear Functions - Chapter Review - 5-1 Rate of Change and Slope - Page 350: 9


The slope is undefined.

Work Step by Step

To find the slope, we use the formula $m=\frac{y_2-y_1}{x_2-x_1}$. We plug in the $x$ and $y$ values in the given coordinates: $m=\frac{2-(-2)}{-3-(-3)}$ We simplify above and below the fraction bar with subtraction: $m=\frac{4}{0}$ Since any number divided by $0$ is undefined, the slope of this line is undefined.
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