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Equation for a Vertical Line


Date: 8/29/96 at 21:44:21
From: dhitchens
Subject: Equation for a Vertical Line

What is the equation for a vertical line passing through (7, -10)?


Date: 8/30/96 at 11:31:34
From: Doctor Mike
Subject: Re: Equation for a Vertical Line

The equation is " x = 7 ".  The vertical axis letter "y" does not
figure into this, because ANY point with x = 7 is on that vertical
line, including the point (x,y) = (7,-10) .
  
By the way " y = -10 " is the equation for the horizontal line that
that passes through 7, -10 .
  
I hope this helps.  Write back if you have more questions. 
  
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