GMAT Question of the Day - Daily to your Mailbox; hard ones only

 It is currently 19 May 2019, 05:35

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

If the x-intercept of line L is -5 and the slope is equal to 5/2,

Author Message
Senior Manager
Joined: 17 Oct 2016
Posts: 261
Location: India
Concentration: General Management, Healthcare
GMAT 1: 640 Q40 V38
GMAT 2: 680 Q48 V35
GPA: 3.05
WE: Pharmaceuticals (Health Care)
If the x-intercept of line L is -5 and the slope is equal to 5/2,  [#permalink]

Show Tags

16 Aug 2017, 18:54
00:00

Difficulty:

35% (medium)

Question Stats:

77% (00:48) correct 23% (01:12) wrong based on 22 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

If the x-intercept of line L is -5 and the slope is equal to 5/2, Find the y-intercept of the line L.

A. -2

B. -5/2

C. 2

D. 5/2

E. 25/2

--== Message from the GMAT Club Team ==--

THERE IS LIKELY A BETTER DISCUSSION OF THIS EXACT QUESTION.
This discussion does not meet community quality standards. It has been retired.

If you would like to discuss this question please re-post it in the respective forum. Thank you!

To review the GMAT Club's Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow these links: Quantitative | Verbal Please note - we may remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines. Thank you.

_________________
_____________________
Chasing the dragon
VP
Joined: 07 Dec 2014
Posts: 1189
If the x-intercept of line L is -5 and the slope is equal to 5/2,  [#permalink]

Show Tags

Updated on: 16 Aug 2017, 21:25
1
fitzpratik wrote:
If the x-intercept of line L is -5 and the slope is equal to 5/2, Find the y-intercept of the line L.

A. -2

B. -5/2

C. 2

D. 5/2

E. 25/2

if the slope is 5/2, we know that y moves 5 up as x moves 2 right
because x starts at -5, x needs to move 5 right to the y intercept
thus, 5/2=y/5
2y=25
y intercept=25/2
E

Originally posted by gracie on 16 Aug 2017, 20:41.
Last edited by gracie on 16 Aug 2017, 21:25, edited 3 times in total.
Current Student
Joined: 18 Aug 2016
Posts: 618
Concentration: Strategy, Technology
GMAT 1: 630 Q47 V29
GMAT 2: 740 Q51 V38
Re: If the x-intercept of line L is -5 and the slope is equal to 5/2,  [#permalink]

Show Tags

16 Aug 2017, 20:48
Y= mx + c
Y= (5/2)x + c
x=-2c/5
-5 = -2c/5
c=25/2
E

Sent from my iPhone using GMAT Club Forum
_________________
We must try to achieve the best within us

Thanks
Luckisnoexcuse
Manager
Joined: 24 Jun 2017
Posts: 121
Re: If the x-intercept of line L is -5 and the slope is equal to 5/2,  [#permalink]

Show Tags

16 Aug 2017, 21:59
y=5/2*x+c

x intercept = -5 then y = 0
then
0 = 5/2*(-5) + c
c= 25/2 is a constant term y-intercept of the line

c = 25/2
Senior Manager
Joined: 17 Oct 2016
Posts: 261
Location: India
Concentration: General Management, Healthcare
GMAT 1: 640 Q40 V38
GMAT 2: 680 Q48 V35
GPA: 3.05
WE: Pharmaceuticals (Health Care)
Re: If the x-intercept of line L is -5 and the slope is equal to 5/2,  [#permalink]

Show Tags

17 Aug 2017, 00:36
gracie wrote:
fitzpratik wrote:
If the x-intercept of line L is -5 and the slope is equal to 5/2, Find the y-intercept of the line L.

A. -2

B. -5/2

C. 2

D. 5/2

E. 25/2

if the slope is 5/2, we know that y moves 5 up as x moves 2 right
because x starts at -5, x needs to move 5 right to the y intercept
thus, 5/2=y/5
2y=25
y intercept=25/2
E

Hi gracie!!
Yours is one of most pragmatic approaches to the question asked.
Kudos from me.
Cheers!!!

--== Message from the GMAT Club Team ==--

THERE IS LIKELY A BETTER DISCUSSION OF THIS EXACT QUESTION.
This discussion does not meet community quality standards. It has been retired.

If you would like to discuss this question please re-post it in the respective forum. Thank you!

To review the GMAT Club's Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow these links: Quantitative | Verbal Please note - we may remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines. Thank you.

_________________
_____________________
Chasing the dragon
Re: If the x-intercept of line L is -5 and the slope is equal to 5/2,   [#permalink] 17 Aug 2017, 00:36
Display posts from previous: Sort by