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# The equation of a line through the intersection of lines $x=0$ and $y=0$ and through thepoint $\left( 2,~2 \right)$ is(a) $y=x-1$(a) $y=-x$(b) $y=x$(c) $y=-x+2$ Verified
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Hint: Substitute the given points into the standard equation of line formula.

The equations of the given lines are $x=0$ and $y=0$. The coordinates of the point of
intersections are already available. This means that the point of intersection of these lines would be
$\left( 0,0 \right)$. Another point through which the required line passes through is given in the
question as $\left( 2,2 \right)$.
Now, we know that the equation of a line passing through two points $({{x}_{1}},{{y}_{1}})$ and
$({{x}_{2}},{{y}_{2}})$ is given by,
\begin{align} & y-{{y}_{1}}=m(x-{{x}_{1}}) \\ & \Rightarrow y-{{y}_{1}}=\dfrac{{{y}_{2}}-{{y}_{1}}}{{{x}_{2}}-{{x}_{1}}}\times (x-{{x}_{1}}) \\ \end{align}
So, the equation of the required line passing through $\left( 0,0 \right)$ and $\left( 2,2 \right)$ can
be obtained as,
$y-0=\dfrac{2-0}{2-0}\left( x-0 \right)$
Therefore, the equation of the required line is $y=x$.
Hence, we get option (c) as the correct answer.

Note: The equations $x=0$ and $y=0$ indicate that the required line passes through the origin. So,
the formula to find the equation of the line passing through a point $\left( {{x}_{1}},{{y}_{1}} \right)$
can be obtained as $y=mx$, where $m=\dfrac{{{y}_{1}}}{{{x}_{1}}}$ is the slope.

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