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Is the x-intercept of the non-horizontal line L negative?

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Is the x-intercept of the non-horizontal line L negative?

(1) The slope of line L is equal to the y-intercept of line L.
(2) The slope of line L is positive.

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GMATH practice exercise (Quant Class 20)

Is the x-intercept of the non-horizontal line L negative?

(1) The slope of line L is equal to the y-intercept of line L.
(2) The slope of line L is positive.



#1
y=mx+c
m=c;
x= always -ve
so for all values of either c being +ve or -ve we observe that lines passes through -ve horizontal axis ; i.e x= -ve
sufficient
#2
slope of L +ve can be + or -ve on horizontal axis..
in sufficient
IMO A
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GMATH practice exercise (Quant Class 20)

Is the x-intercept of the non-horizontal line L negative?

(1) The slope of line L is equal to the y-intercept of line L.
(2) The slope of line L is positive.

\(c = {\left( {x - {\rm{intercept}}} \right)_{\rm{L}}}\,\,\mathop {\rm{ < }}\limits^? \,\,{\rm{0}}\)

\(L\,\,\,:\,\,\,{\rm{vertical}}\,\,{\rm{or}}\,\,{\rm{non - vertical}}\,\,{\rm{with}}\,\,m = {\rm{slop}}{{\rm{e}}_{\rm{L}}} \ne 0\)


\(\left( 1 \right)\,\,\,L\,\,{\rm{non - vertical}}\,\,{\rm{and}}\,\,L\,\,:\,\,\,y = mx + m = m\left( {x + 1} \right)\)

\(?\,\,\,:\,\,\,0 = m\left( {c + 1} \right)\,\,\,\,\,\mathop \Rightarrow \limits^{m\, \ne \,\,0} \,\,\,\,c + 1 = 0\,\,\,\,\, \Rightarrow \,\,\,\,\left\langle {{\rm{YES}}} \right\rangle\)


\(\left( 2 \right)\,\,\,{\rm{INSUFF}}.\,\,\,\,\left( {{\rm{trivial}}\,\,{\rm{geometric}}\,\,{\rm{bifurcation}}} \right)\)


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fskilnik wrote:
GMATH practice exercise (Quant Class 20)

Is the x-intercept of the non-horizontal line L negative?

(1) The slope of line L is equal to the y-intercept of line L.
(2) The slope of line L is positive.


(1) If the slope is 4 the line is-
y = 4x + 4
Slope is positive that means line is going up and cutting y axis at 4, it can only cut X axis at a -ve value.

if the slope is -2
y = -2x - 2
Slope is negative that means line is going down and cutting Y axis at -2, it can only cut X axis at a -ve value.

(2) Slope is positive doesn't tell me anything about X intercept.
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