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Point E is located at  (−1, 6)(−1, 6) and point F is located at (3, 9)(3, 9) .

What are the coordinates of the point that partitions the directed line segment EF¯¯¯¯¯ in a  3:2 ratio?

 

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 Dec 11, 2017
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x coordinate  =   -1 +[3 - - 1 ] (3/5)  =  -1 + [4] (3/5)  =  -1 + 12/5  =  7/5

 

y coordinate  =   6 +  [9 - 6] (3/5)  =   6  + [3](3/5)  =  6 + 9/5  = 39/5

 

So  the point is  (7/5, 39/5)  = ( 1.4, 7.8 )

 

 

cool cool cool

 Dec 11, 2017

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