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A line segment containing the point (0,0) and (12,8) will also contain

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A line segment containing the point (0,0) and (12,8) will also contain the point

(A) (2,3)
(B) (2,4)
(C) (3,2)
(D) (3,4)
(E) (4,2)

Given one point is (0,0): When a line runs though the origin, its x- and y-intercepts = 0

In slope-intercept form, the line's equation is (y = mx + b), where m = slope and "+ b" is not written because b = y-intercept = 0

Use the two points to find slope, \(\frac{rise}{run}\)

\(\frac{(y_1 - y_2)}{(x_1 -
x_2)}=\frac{(8-0)}{(12-0)}=\frac{8}{12}=\frac{2}{3}\) = slope

Line's equation is \(y=\frac{2}{3}x\)

That's straightforward. The y-coordinate must be 2/3 of the x-coordinate.

That is
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(3,2) Answer C


*Or, rewrite equation of line:
\(y=\frac{2}{3}x\)
\(3y=2x\)
\(3y - 2x = 0\)

Plug x and y from each answer into the equation. The pair that = 0 is the answer.

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