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Find the point, M, that divides segment AB into a ratio of 5:3 if A is at (-4, -2) and B is at (4, -10).

 

A)(1, -7)

B)(2, -7)

C)(2, -8)

D)(1, -8)

jbouyer  May 16, 2017
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The point  can be calculated as

 

[   -4 +  (4 - - 4)(5/8) ,   -2 + (-10 - - 2)(5/8) ]    =

 

[ -4  + (8)(5/8) ,  -2 + ( -8)(5/8) ]

 

[ - 4  +  5 ,   -2 - 5 ]  =

 

( 1 , - 7 )

 

 

cool cool cool

CPhill  May 16, 2017

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