   Chapter 1.4, Problem 88E

Chapter
Section
Textbook Problem

Is there a difference between the statements “The slope of a straight line is zero” and “The slope of a straight line does not exist (is not defined)”? Explain your answer.

To determine
The difference between the statement “The slope of a straight line is zero” and “the slope of the straight line does not exist.”

Explanation

The slope of a straight line is zero it means the line is horizontal,

For example the line y=2 has slope zero and is parallel to x -axis.

The slope of the straight line does not exist it means line is vertical,

For example the line

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