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We use process of elimination. <math>\textbf{B}</math> doesn't necessarily work because <math>b = c</math> isn't always true. <math>\textbf{C, D, E}</math> also doesn't necessarily work because the x-value is <math>1</math>, but the y-value is an integer. So by process of elimination, <math>\boxed{\textbf{(A) } (-1, 2)}</math> is our answer. ~Baolan | We use process of elimination. <math>\textbf{B}</math> doesn't necessarily work because <math>b = c</math> isn't always true. <math>\textbf{C, D, E}</math> also doesn't necessarily work because the x-value is <math>1</math>, but the y-value is an integer. So by process of elimination, <math>\boxed{\textbf{(A) } (-1, 2)}</math> is our answer. ~Baolan | ||
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+ | ==Solution 4== | ||
+ | We know that in <math>ax + by = c</math>, <math>a</math>, <math>b</math>, and <math>c</math> are in an arithmetic progression. We can simplify any arithmetic progression to be <math>0</math>, <math>1</math>, <math>2</math>, and <math>-1</math>, <math>0</math>, <math>1</math>. | ||
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+ | For example, the progression <math>2</math>, <math>4</math>, <math>6</math> can be rewritten as <math>0</math>, <math>2</math>, <math>4</math> by going back by one value. We can then divide all 3 numbers by 2 which gives us <math>0</math>, <math>1</math>, <math>2</math>. | ||
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+ | Now, we substitute <math>a</math>, <math>b</math>, and <math>c</math> with <math>0</math>, <math>1</math>, <math>2</math>, and <math>-1</math>, <math>0</math>, <math>1</math> respectively. This gives us | ||
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+ | <math>y = 2</math> and <math>-x = 1</math> which can be written as <math>x = -1</math>. The only point of intersection is <math>(-1,2)</math>. So, our answer is | ||
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+ | <math>\boxed{\textbf{(A) } (-1, 2)}</math>. | ||
+ | ~Starshooter11 | ||
==See Also== | ==See Also== |
Revision as of 15:49, 8 June 2020
Problem
All lines with equation such that form an arithmetic progression pass through a common point. What are the coordinates of that point?
Solution
Solution 1
If all lines satisfy the condition, then we can just plug in values for , , and that form an arithmetic progression. Let's use , , , and , , . Then the two lines we get are: Use elimination to deduce and plug this into one of the previous line equations. We get Thus the common point is .
~IronicNinja
Solution 2
We know that , , and form an arithmetic progression, so if the common difference is , we can say Now we have , and expanding gives Factoring gives . Since this must always be true (regardless of the values of and ), we must have and , so and the common point is .
Solution 3
We use process of elimination. doesn't necessarily work because isn't always true. also doesn't necessarily work because the x-value is , but the y-value is an integer. So by process of elimination, is our answer. ~Baolan
Solution 4
We know that in , , , and are in an arithmetic progression. We can simplify any arithmetic progression to be , , , and , , .
For example, the progression , , can be rewritten as , , by going back by one value. We can then divide all 3 numbers by 2 which gives us , , .
Now, we substitute , , and with , , , and , , respectively. This gives us
and which can be written as . The only point of intersection is . So, our answer is
. ~Starshooter11
See Also
2019 AMC 10B (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
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Followed by Problem 5 | |
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