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When $\displaystyle \lambda$ is 0, $\displaystyle \lambda x+ (1 \lambda)y= (0)x+ (1)y$ is just y. When $\displaystyle \lambda$ is 1, $\displaystyle \lambda x+ (1 \lambda)y= (1)x+ (0)y$ is just x. Since that is a linear formula, as $\displaystyle \lambda$ goes from 0 to 1, the point moves on the straight line from y to x.
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