# How do you find the slope given x + 2 = 0 ?

Jul 1, 2016

It is a vertical line with an infinitely steep gradient.

#### Explanation:

If this is the equation of a line it can be written as $x = - 2$

This is a vertical line which only has an x-intercept at -2.

For any change in y, there is no change in x.

The gradient is said to be undefined.

$\frac{y}{0}$ cannot be determined.