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A line segment containing the points (0 comma 0) and (12 comma 8) will also contain the point

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The slope of the line containing the points (0 comma 0) and (12 comma 8) is 8 over 12, or 2 over 3. If (x comma y) is another point on this line segment, then x and y must satisfy y over x = 2 over 3, or y = (2 over 3) times x. Of the five choices, (3 comma 2) is the only point for which y = (2 over 3) times x.

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