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A line passes through the points (p, a) and (p, –a) where p and a are real numbers and p ≠ 0. Describe each of the following. Explain your reasoning.

slope of the line

equation of the line

y-intercept

slope of a line perpendicular to the given line

Okim2001  Nov 1, 2015
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A line passes through the points (p, a) and (p, –a) where p and a are real numbers and p ≠ 0. Describe each of the following. Explain your reasoning.

slope of the line

equation of the line

y-intercept

slope of a line perpendicular to the given line

 

Just make up any numbers for p and a and plot the two points and then draw a line between them.

What can you tell me about the line.

If you used different a and p values, what couls you tell me about the line still.

 

Try this and maybe you will be able to answer your own question. :))

Melody  Nov 2, 2015

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