Bunuel wrote:
In the coordinate system above, which of the following is the equation of line l ?(A) 2x - 3y = 6
(B) 2x + 3y = 6
(C) 3x + 2y = 6
(D) 2x - 3y = -6
(E) 3x - 2y = -6
Notice that line l passes through points (3,0) and (0,2), so its slope is \(m=\frac{y_2-y_1}{x_2-x_1}=-\frac{2}{3}\) (given two points \((x_1,y_1)\) and \((x_2,y_2)\) on a line, the slope \(m\) of the line is \(m=\frac{y_2-y_1}{x_2-x_1}\)).
Only option B, when written in \(y=mx+b\) form has the slope of -2/3.
Answer: B.
Hi Bunnel...A small query
Can we assume (As u have done in your solution) that the line passes through points (3,0) and (0,2). I mean can we safely interpret graphs on the GMAT??Since it is not explicitly stated that the line passes through those two specific points.
My approach to the above problem was as follows.
What we know from the graph is this
x and y co-ordinates of line l are both positive, x co-ordinate is > 2 and y co-ordinate is > 1
Checking answer choices -
A, D and E are clearly out since x and y co-ordinates will have opposite signs
putting y=0 in choice C x=2 - Incorrect (as x co-ordinate > 2)
Only B left
Cheers