Posted by **Harry** on Friday, October 27, 2006 at 8:16pm.

Why can't the slope of a line be expressed as a decimal or a fraction?

The slope of a line should be expressed as a fraction. The formula is Rise over Run. Rise is how much further up u go and run is how much further across do u go. Does that answer your quetion?

My math teacher gave us the assignment to explain why the slope of a line can't be expressed as an improper fraction or as a decimal. I couldn't find anything in the the math textbook for this explanation.

It CAN be expressed as a fraction or decimal.

My math teacher gave us the assignment to explain why the slope of a line can't be written as an improper fraction or as a decimal. I can't find anything in my textbook explaining this. Is this a correct statement?

I don't understand why it can't be a fraction or decimal; however, I am not a mathematician. Perhaps there is some reason. I searched on www.google.com and found the first two sites listed examples in which the slope was a fraction. Here are the two sites. (Broken Link Removed)

Thank you for all your help.

## Answer this Question

## Related Questions

- slope(algebra 1) - i know that slope is rise over run, but how do i find the ...
- math,help - What is the equation i have to use for the following question A roof...
- math plz - hi, is there an equation to finding the perpendicular bisector of a ...
- PreCalculus - Ok I know that the slope of a straight line is the same thing as x...
- Math - Find the slope for the rise and run. rise:-6, run:8 The slope is rise/run...
- macroeconomics - help me graph this answer slope is rise over run. With each 100...
- Math - Write the equation of a line in slope intercept form that is parallel to ...
- math - pls check!!! - Write an equation in point-slope form for the line that ...
- math - how to graph y=3/4x. what angle does y=9/7x+2 make with the x axis? ...
- algebra 1 - A ramp has a rise of 8 and a run of 10, what's the slope? I'm not ...