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A line in the xy-plane passes through the origin and has a slope of 1/7 Which of the following points lies on the line?

A) (0, 7) B) (1, 7) C) (7, 7) D) (14, 2) E) (7, 14)

Let's write the equation of the line in slope y-intercept form y = mx + b, where m = the slope and b = the y-intercept.

So, m = 1/7 And, since the line passes through the origin (0,0), we know that b (the y-intercept) = 0 So, the equation of the line is: y = (1/7)x + 0 Or just y = (1/7)x

So, all points (x, y) ON the line will satisfy the equation y = (1/7)x Let's check the answer choices.

A) (0, 7) plug x = 0 and y = 7 into the equation of the line to get: 7 = (1/7)(0) Doesn't work. So, (0,7) is NOT on the line. B) (1, 7) plug x = 1 and y = 7 into the equation of the line to get: 7 = (1/7)(1) Doesn't work. So, (1,7) is NOT on the line. C) (7, 7) plug x = 7 and y = 7 into the equation of the line to get: 7 = (1/7)(7) Doesn't work. So, (7,7) is NOT on the line. D) (14, 2) plug x = 14 and y = 2 into the equation of the line to get: 2 = (1/7)(14) This WORKS. So, (2,14) IS on the line.

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Answer is D Slope intercept form of the line y=mx+c Line passes through origin thus we have c=0 y=mx m=1/7 7y=x only D satisfies the equation.
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GMATinsight wrote:

A line in the xy-plane passes through the origin and has a slope of 1/7 Which of the following points lies on the line?

A) (0, 7) B) (1, 7) C) (7, 7) D) (14, 2) E) (7, 14)

Should you not remember the slope intercept formula (y = mx + b), or any other method, you do know two things:

1) The line passes through (0,0), so that is a point on the line; and

2) The slope is 1/7, rise/run, which means from any point on the line, such as (0,0), you can count one up and seven over to the right to find another point.

Do that twice, starting from (0,0). The first point you'll "land on" is (7,1). Then again count one up and seven over from that point, and you land on (14,2).

Answer D
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