A line with slope equal to $1$ and a line with slope equal to $2$ intersect at the point $P(1,6),$ What is the area of $\triangle PQR?$

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The line RP is steeper than the line QP, so the slope of RP must be 2.

Using the point-slope form for a line, the equation of RP = y - 6 = 2(x - 1) ---> y - 6 = 2x - 2

---> y = 2x + 4

---> when y = 0: 0 = 2x + 4 ---> -4 = 2x ---> x = -2

The slope of PR is 1 ---> the equation of PR = y - 6 = 1(x - 1) ---> y - 6 = x - 1

---> y = x + 5

---> when y = 0: 0 = x + 5 ---> x = -5

The distance from Q to R is 3.

The base of triangle(PQR) = 3; its height = 6 ---> area = ½·3·6 = 9

geno3141 Jun 30, 2020