Let point A be (2,7) and point B be (-6, -3). What point is on the segment connecting A and B such that the distance from the point to B is 4 times the distance from the point to A?
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For the didtance to be 4 times the distance from B as A the segment must be divided into (4+1) = 5 segments
so we want the point that is 1/5 of the way from A to B
x from A to B is 2 to - 6 = -8 units 1/5 * -8 + 2 = 0.4
y from A to B is 7 to -3 = -10 units 1/5 * -10 + 7 = 5