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# Find the coordinates of the point which divides the line segment joining the points (5, –2) and externally in the ratio 7 : 9.

Answer :

We know that

Coordinates of a point P(x,y) dividing the line segment joining A (x_{1}, y_{1}) and B (x_{2}, y_{2}) in the ratio m:n externally are

We have A → (5, –2)

and B → or B

Coordinates of point P (x,y) dividing AB in the ratio 7:9 externally are

is the required point.

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