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# In what ratio is the line segment joining the points (5, 3) and (–3, –2) divided by x-axis?

Answer :

Let the line segment joining (5, 3) and (–3, –2) be divided by X-axis in the ratio λ : 1 by point P.

Since P lies on X-axis, so its ordinate = 0

By internal division formula,

y =

⇒ 2λ = 3

⇒ λ =

∴ Required ratio is =3:2

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