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In the xy plane, the point (1, 2) is on line j, and the point (2, 1) is on line k. Each of the lines has a positive slope.
Quantity A 
Quantity B 
The slope of line j 
The slope of line k 
A) Quantity A is greater. B) Quantity B is greater. C) The two quantities are equal. D) The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.
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ExplanationLet us assume the line equations in terms of slope line j: \(y = m1 \times x + c1\) ....... has the point (1,2) on it. line k: \(y = m2 \times x + c2\) ....... has the point (2,1) on it. Here m1 and m2 are slopes of the line j and k respectively. Now putting the values (1,2) and (2,1) respectively into the equations of line j and k... we have \(m1 + c1 = 2\) and \(2 \times m2 + c2 = 1\) Let m1 = 5 and m2 = 2 and solve for c1 and c2 from their respective equations c1 = 3 and c2 = 3 Line j: \(y = 5 \times x 3\) Line k: \(y = 2 \times x 3\) Clearly slope m1 is greater. Now let m1 = 2 and m2 = 5 and solve for c1 and c2 from their respective equations c1 = 0 and c2 = 9 Line j: \(y = 2 \times x\) Line k: \(y = 5 \times x 9\) Clearly slope m2 is greater. Hence option D is correct.
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Re: In the xy plane, the point (1, 2) is on line j, and the poi [#permalink]
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Carcass wrote: In the xy plane, the point (1, 2) is on line j, and the point (2, 1) is on line k. Each of the lines has a positive slope.
Quantity A 
Quantity B 
The slope of line j 
The slope of line k 
A) Quantity A is greater. B) Quantity B is greater. C) The two quantities are equal. D) The relationship cannot be determined from the information given. Please can you throw more light on this solution? I drew the xygraph and line J appeared to have a steeper slope hence making the slope larger, IMO. Why are we using the xy graph equation to solve this?



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Re: In the xy plane, the point (1, 2) is on line j, and the poi [#permalink]
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Emike56 wrote: Please can you throw more light on this solution? I drew the xygraph and line J appeared to have a steeper slope hence making the slope larger, IMO. Why are we using the xy graph equation to solve this? How did you draw the lines? Only one point on each line is given and nothing is mentioned about the slope. Essentially you can draw any line passing through either points as lonfg as the slope is positive!
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Re: In the xy plane, the point (1, 2) is on line j, and the poi [#permalink]
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simply put, we are just given two points in the xy plane and are told that the lines have positive slopes. this means that they both represent increasing functions. nothing else is given. just from the info of two numbers being positive doesn't give any drawable conclusion as to their comparison.
so the answer is D.
had it said that the increasing rate of one function is greater or less than the other, then we could've drawn a conclusion.



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Re: In the xy plane, the point (1, 2) is on line j, and the poi [#permalink]
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Easier way would be of think two different situations, one is both the lines are parallel to x axis ie Slope is 0 and other take any random any position where the slope will differ. SO D



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Re: In the xy plane, the point (1, 2) is on line j, and the poi [#permalink]
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Amit1997 wrote: Easier way would be of think two different situations, one is both the lines are parallel to x axis ie Slope is 0 and other take any random any position where the slope will differ. SO D How are they become 0 ?



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Re: In the xy plane, the point (1, 2) is on line j, and the poi [#permalink]
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Right here, this problem doesn't require any calculation at all. There are 2 separate lines, which are line k and line j they both have a positive slope, and a point on each line. But that's all the information we have. In that case, we cant calculate the slope or each line, since we would need 2 points on the SAME LINE to do that, but we only have one point on each line, leaving us totally in the dark. In this instance, we choose D.




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