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In a rectangular coordinate system, which of the following points is intersected by the line connected by the coordinates (5,6) and (21,18)?

A. (9,9)
B. (12,12)
C. (13,13)
D. (12,13)
E. (16,15)
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In a rectangular coordinate system ,which of the following points is intersected by the line connected by the coordinates (5,6) and(21,18)?
A.(9,9)
B.(12,12)
C.(13,13)
D.(12,13)
E.(16,15)


The slope of a line passing through the points (5,6) and (21,18) is "rise over run": \(\frac{18-6}{21-5}=\frac{3}{4}\).

The slope of a line passing through the point (5,6) and one of the points from the answer choice must also be \(\frac{3}{4}\) (as it's the same lin), so \(\frac{y-6}{x-5}=\frac{3}{4}\).

Answer choice A works: \(\frac{9-6}{9-5}=\frac{3}{4}\).

Answer: A.

For more on these issues check Coordinate Geometry chapter of Math Book: math-coordinate-geometry-87652.html

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In a rectangular coordinate system ,which of the following points is intersected by the line connected by the coordinates (5,6) and(21,18)?
A.(9,9)
B.(12,12)
C.(13,13)
D.(12,13)
E.(16,15)


Equation of the line connecting the two points,(5,6) and (21,18);

y-6= {(6-18)/(5-21)}(x-5) or , 4y-3x=9

Only ( 9,9) is satisfying the equation.Hence answer is A.

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I think option D also satisfy equation then why only option A is selected?
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I found the equation of the line to be \(y = \frac{3x}{4} + \frac{9}{4}.\). Then, noticing that 3 of the options had the same value for x and y, I wanted to check at which point on the line the x and y values were equal. So I solved for x:

\(x = \frac{3x}{4} + \frac{9}{4}\)
\(\frac{x}{4} = \frac{9}{4}.\)
\(x = 9.\)

Therefore, (9,9) is a point on the line and our answer is A.

Further: If we would have found some other value (one that wasn't listed on the answer choices) then we at least could have eliminated 3 of the answer choices and then manually checked the other two.
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made mistake in calculation....agree A is the right one
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A . As the slope of the line calculated from given cordinates matches the slope calculated from option A.

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equation of line: y-6 = {(18-6)/(21-5)} (x-5)
rearranging we get 4y-3x = 9. Put the co ordinates, given in the option, in the equation.


we will get (9,9) as answer

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In a rectangular coordinate system, which of the following points is intersected by the line connected by the coordinates (5,6) and (21,18)?

A. (9,9)
B. (12,12)
C. (13,13)
D. (12,13)
E. (16,15)


Let’s first create the equation of a line for coordinates (5,6) and (21,18).

Slope = Δy/Δx = 12/16 = 3/4.

We can substitute in either ordered pair to calculate the y-intercept. Let’s use (5,6):

y = (3/4)x + b

6 = (3/4)(5) + b

6 = 15/4 + b

24/4 = 15/4 + b

9/4 = b

Thus, y = (3/4)x + 9/4

Let’s now substitute each set of coordinates to see which holds true in our equation.

A) (9,9)

9 = (3/4)(9) + 9/4 ?

9 = 27/4 + 9/4 ?

9 = 36/4 ?

9 = 9 ? → Yes!

Answer: A
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