What is the slope of the line y=1/2?

2 Answers
May 3, 2018

Answer:

The slope of the line is 0 because it'll be a straight horizontal line with a y-intercept of 1/2.

Explanation:

#y = mx + b#
#y = 1/2#

May 3, 2018

Answer:

#0#

Explanation:

Slope is defined by #"rise"/"run"#

First, let's graph #y = 1/2#:
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(google.com)

As you can see, #y = 1/2# is a horizontal line, as the #x# value is always constant, it never changes.

Everytime a graph is a horizontal line, that means the slope is #0#. The reason behind this is because #"rise"/"run"# would mean #0/1#, which equals #0#.

Therefore, the slope is #0#.

Hope this helps!