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# The line shown passes through the point (A, 30). Which of the followi

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The line shown passes through the point (A, 30). Which of the following is closest to the value of A?

A. 58
B. 59
C. 60
D. 61
E. 62

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16 Mar 2015, 03:34
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Bunuel wrote:
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The line shown passes through the point (A, 30). Which of the following is closest to the value of A?

A. 58
B. 59
C. 60
D. 61
E. 62

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The line ax+b=y passes ( -2;0 ) and (0;1) then the line: (1/2)*x +1 = y
The line passes ( A;30) then A/2+1 =30 => A=58 the answer is A
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16 Mar 2015, 21:44
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Bunuel wrote:
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The line shown passes through the point (A, 30). Which of the following is closest to the value of A?

A. 58
B. 59
C. 60
D. 61
E. 62

Kudos for a correct solution.

From the diagram, you see that when the y co-ordinate increases by 1 (from (-2, 0) to ( 0 , 1)), the x co-ordinate increases by 2. So if the y co-ordinate will increase by another 29 (to be at 30), the x co-ordinate will increase by 29*2 = 58. So the line must pass through (58, 30)

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17 Mar 2015, 11:44
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Looking at the picture, the slope is 1/2.

y=(1/2)x + b
0=(1/2)(-2)+b
b=1

y=(1/2)x+1
30=(1/2)x+1
x=58

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i would do lime this
x/a+y/b=1
substitute values...
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17 Mar 2015, 14:42
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let's see the coordinates of the 2 points:
when x = 0, y = 1. This is y intercept, or b
when y = 0, x = -2. this is x intercept.

from coordinates of these two points, we can solve for slope of the line.
(1-0)/[0-(-2)] = 1/2

now, we can write the equation of the line
y = x/2 +1
we are given the coordinates of y (30)
let's plug in and solve for x:
30 = x/2 +1
29 = x/2
29*2 = x
x = 58.

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Bunuel wrote:

The line shown passes through the point (A, 30). Which of the following is closest to the value of A?

A. 58
B. 59
C. 60
D. 61
E. 62

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MAGOOSH OFFICIAL SOLUTION:

The line appears to have a slope of ½ and y-intercept of 1, so its equation would be

y = 0.5x + 1

Plug in A for x and 30 for y.

30 = 0.5A + 1

29 = 0.5A

58 = A

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03 Dec 2015, 06:25
Bunuel wrote:
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The line shown passes through the point (A, 30). Which of the following is closest to the value of A?

A. 58
B. 59
C. 60
D. 61
E. 62

Kudos for a correct solution.

Let's write down the points from the picture: (0,1) (-2,0)
1. We can find an equation with 2 points given: $$\frac{y-1}{x-0}= \frac{1-0}{0-(-2)}$$ --> $$y=\frac{1}{2}x+1$$
2. Insert (a,30) in the equation: $$30 = \frac{1}{2}x+1$$, and we'll get A=58 which is Answer A
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Hi All,

This prompt can be solved in a variety of different ways, depending on which type of math you find easiest/fastest. There's also a relatively easy 'brute force' approach that you can use.

From the picture, we can see that the line follows a pattern - the line "goes up 1 for every 2 that you go to the right"...

(-2, 0)
(0, 1)
(2, 2)
(4, 3)
Etc.

We're asked to find the value of A at the point (A, 30). We can "count up" from (0,1).... 1 to 30 is 29 "steps" and 29(2) = 58.

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