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Points A and B are located at 1/8 and 1/4 respectively, on a number line. What is the sum of the coordinates of the two points that trisect segment AB? 

 May 27, 2020
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If you put TWO numbers evenly spaced  between 1/8 and 1/4   you will trisect the number line

   from 1/8 to 1/4   is   1/8     you need to add   1/3  of 1/8  to find the first point

                                  1/3 x 1/8 = 1/24

        1/8 + 1/24 =  3/24 + 1/24 = 4/24 = 1/6      (first point)

 

 

THEN you need to add 2/3 of 1/8 to    1/8 to find the second point

 

2/3 * 1/8 = 2/24                   2/24 + 1/8 = 2/24 + 3/24 = 5/24    (second point)

 May 27, 2020

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