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The line 3x + my = 3m cuts a triangular portion from the first quadrant whose area is 6. What is the value of m?

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    sketch a graph

    (0,3) and (m , 0) are intercepts

    area = (1/2) * 3 * m = 1.5 m
    so
    1.5 m = 6
    m = 4

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