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The distance from the Y-axis to point K is \(\frac{1}{3}\) of the distance from the X-axis to point K. If the coordinates of K are (-3, y), what is the distance between point K and X-axis?

A. \(\frac{1}{2}\)
B. \(1\)
C. \(3\)
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The distance from the Y-axis to point K is \(\frac{1}{3}\) of the distance from the X-axis to point K. If the coordinates of K are (-3, y), what is the distance between point K and X-axis?

A. \(\frac{1}{2}\)
B. \(1\)
C. \(3\)
D. \(4.5\)
E. \(9\)


Point K has the coordinates (-3, y) means that it's somewhere on the line \(x=-3\). Hence the distance from this point to the Y-axis is 3 units.

Since the distance from the Y-axis to point K is \(\frac{1}{3}\) of the distance from the X-axis to point K, then the distance from K to the X-axis is 9 units.


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brunel : By inferring the point is on the line x = -3, how were you able to determine the distance from y axis is 3 units ?
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brunel : By inferring the point is on the line x = -3, how were you able to determine the distance from y axis is 3 units ?


Check the image below:
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x = -3 is a line parallel to y-axis. Any point on x = -3 is 3 units apart from y -axis.

Hope it's clear.
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Bunuel wrote:
varunjoshi31 wrote:
brunel : By inferring the point is on the line x = -3, how were you able to determine the distance from y axis is 3 units ?


Check the image below:
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x = -3 is a line parallel to y-axis. Any point on x = -3 is 3 units apart from y -axis.

Hope it's clear.



Hi Bunuel.... although its not there in the answer...... can it be -9 ?
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Bunuel could you please explain below ask:
distance from the Y-axis to point K is 1313 of the distance from the X-axis to point K, then the distance from K to the X-axis is 9 units.How we get 9 units from there?
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Bunuel wrote:
varunjoshi31 wrote:
brunel : By inferring the point is on the line x = -3, how were you able to determine the distance from y axis is 3 units ?


Check the image below:
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x = -3 is a line parallel to y-axis. Any point on x = -3 is 3 units apart from y -axis.

Hope it's clear.



Hi Bunuel.... although its not there in the answer...... can it be -9 ?


Distance is always absolute value so cant be negative
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