## Precalculus (6th Edition)

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RECALL: A vertical line has an equation in the form $x=h$ where $h$ is a real number. All points on the line have an x-coordinate of $h$. The given vertical line contains the point $(-4, 8)$. The x-coordinate of this point is $-4$. Thus, the equation of the vertical line is $x=-4$. Therefore, the missing expression in the given statement is: $x$