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# If x = a and x = -a, then what will be the graph?

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a. If x = a and x = -a, then how to calculate and what will be the graph? ( where a > 0 )

b. If y = b and y = -b, then how to calculate and what will be the graph? ( where b > 0)

Nov 24, 2017

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For the lines, x = a and x = -a, with a > 0:  the graph will be a pair of vertical lines, one passing through the point (a,0) and the other passing through the point (-a,0). There will be no 'solution' beccause there is no point of intersection.

For the lines, y = b and y = -b, with b > 0:  the graph will be a pair of horizontal lines, one passing through the point (0,b) and the other passing through the point (0, -b). There will be no 'solution' because there is no point of intersection.

Nov 24, 2017

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+17747
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For the lines, x = a and x = -a, with a > 0:  the graph will be a pair of vertical lines, one passing through the point (a,0) and the other passing through the point (-a,0). There will be no 'solution' beccause there is no point of intersection.

For the lines, y = b and y = -b, with b > 0:  the graph will be a pair of horizontal lines, one passing through the point (0,b) and the other passing through the point (0, -b). There will be no 'solution' because there is no point of intersection.

geno3141 Nov 24, 2017
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It would be very very useful if you provide a graph. Could you provide a graph please, sir?

Nov 25, 2017
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Since  a  can be any value > 0 , the graph will be different for each possible value of  a .

(You can pick a different value for  a  with the slider.)

Like the first graph, this graph will be different for each possible value of  b .

hectictar  Nov 25, 2017