# What is the slope of the line passing through the following points:  (-8, 1/2) , (10, 1/2)?

##### 1 Answer
Jul 19, 2018

The slope is $0$.

#### Explanation:

To find the slope given two points, we use the formula $\text{rise"/"run}$, or $\frac{{y}_{2} - {y}_{1}}{{x}_{2} - {x}_{1}}$.

Plug in the given points into the formula:
$\frac{\frac{1}{2} - \frac{1}{2}}{10 - \left(- 8\right)} = \frac{0}{18} = 0$

Therefore, the slope is $0$. This also means that the line is horizontal.

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