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In the rectangular coordinate system shown, points A and E

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In the rectangular coordinate system shown, points A and E lie on the x-axis, and points B and D lie on the y-axis. Point C is the midpoint of the line AB, and point F is the midpoint of the line DE.

Quantity A
Quantity B
The slope of the line AB
The slope of the line DE


A. The quantity in Column A is greater
B. The quantity in Column B is greater
C. The two quantities are equal
D. The relationship cannot be determined from the information given
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Re: In the rectangular coordinate system shown, points A and E [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2018, 01:50
In the line AB by visualization point A is (x,0).
and point B is (0,y)

Since the given point c(-3,5) is the mid-point of the line we can make a eqn
x + 0/2 = -3
or, x = -6

\frac{y + 0}{2} = 5
therefore y = 10
For line AB A(-6,0) B(0,10)
Now, we can similarly calculate the value of point D and E in the line DE
Point D(0,y) and point E(x,0)
Hence, \frac{0+x}{2} = 3 or x = 6
\frac{y+0}{2} = -5
or, y=-10
For line DE D(0,-10) and E(6,0)

when we have two points we can calculate the slope for each line AB and DE we have three set of points so we can calculate slope
For the line AB slope = \frac{10-0}{0-(-6)} = \frac{10}{6} = \frac{5}{3}
For the line DE slope = \frac{0-(-10)}{6-0} = \frac{5}{3}
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