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Using the slope-intercept form, we get the equations <math>y-30 = 6(x-40)</math> and <math>y-30 = 2(x-40)</math>. Simplifying, we get <math>6x-y=210</math> and <math>2x-y=50</math>. Letting <math>y=0</math> in both equations and solving for <math>x</math> gives the <math>x</math>-intercepts: <math>x=35</math> and <math>x=25</math>, respectively. Thus the distance between them is <math>35-25 = 10 \Rightarrow \boxed{(\text{B}) 10} | Using the slope-intercept form, we get the equations <math>y-30 = 6(x-40)</math> and <math>y-30 = 2(x-40)</math>. Simplifying, we get <math>6x-y=210</math> and <math>2x-y=50</math>. Letting <math>y=0</math> in both equations and solving for <math>x</math> gives the <math>x</math>-intercepts: <math>x=35</math> and <math>x=25</math>, respectively. Thus the distance between them is <math>35-25 = 10 \Rightarrow \boxed{(\text{B}) 10} | ||
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Problem
A line with slope 2 intersects a line with slope 6 at the point . What is the distance between the -intercepts of these two lines?
Solution 1
Using the slope-intercept form, we get the equations and . Simplifying, we get and . Letting in both equations and solving for gives the -intercepts: and , respectively. Thus the distance between them is
See Also
2018 AMC 12B (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | |
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