Let’s see what happens when we try to calculate the slope of a vertical line.
Choose any two 2 points on the line: (3,1) and (3, -2)
Find slope using the slope formula:
Step 1 Label (3, 1) and (3, -2)
Step 2 Plug the numbers into the formula
Finding slope graphically
Slope of a Horizontal Line
Slope of a Verticall Line
Slope of a Line
The slope of a horizontal line is zero. A horizontal line has a horizontal change but the vertical change is zero. The rise/run formula for slope always yields zero since rise = 0.
Let's look at an example:
The y intercept of a Horizontal Line is calculated using the
y = mx + b ( The slope will be the where the line intercepts the y axis)
y = 0x + 2
y = 2
If the line crosses the y axis at -3
A line that is vertical does not have a slope A vertical line has a "rise", but no "run". The rise/run formula for slope always has a zero denominator and is undefined.
Because a Horizontal line always has a rise of 0 it will always have a slope of 0
Video Example of finding slope using the slope formula of line passing through (3.1) and (3 -2)