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# In the coordinate plane, line Q has x-intercept 2 and y-intercept -1.

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In the coordinate plane, line Q has x-intercept 2 and y-intercept -1. If points (1, y) and (x, 0) lie on the line, what is the value of x + y?

A. -2
B. -1
C. 0
D. 1
E. 1.5

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Re: In the coordinate plane, line Q has x-intercept 2 and y-intercept -1.  [#permalink]

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12 Oct 2018, 09:54
OA-E.
Eqn of the line=>y=1/2x-1.
As (1,y) and (x,0) lies here,the eqn will be satisfied by both these points.
Solving we get=>x=2,y=-1/2.
2+(-1/2)=3/2=1.5
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12 Oct 2018, 10:09
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In the coordinate plane, line Q has x-intercept 2 and y-intercept -1. If points (1, y) and (x, 0) lie on the line, what is the value of x + y?

A. -2
B. -1
C. 0
D. 1
E. 1.5

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y-intercept is when x = 0
x-intercept is when y = 0

y = mx + b

-1 = 0 + b so b = -1

0 = 2m - 1 so m = 1/2

Now substitute (x,0) to find the value of x

0 = 1/2x - 1
x = 2

Subtitute (1,y) to find the value of y

y = 1/2 - 1 = -1/2

x + y = 2 - 1/2 = 1.5

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Re: In the coordinate plane, line Q has x-intercept 2 and y-intercept -1.  [#permalink]

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13 Oct 2018, 03:40
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$$y=mx+c$$
$$m=\frac{y2-y1}{x2-x1}$$
$$=\frac{-1-0}{0-2}$$
$$=\frac{1}{2}$$

$$y=mx+c$$
$$y=\frac{1}{2}(1)-1$$
$$y=-0.5$$

$$y=mx+c$$
$$0=\frac{1}{2}(x)-1$$
$$x=2$$

$$x+y=2-0.5=1.5$$

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