Let the line segment joining (2, –3) and (5, 6) be divided by Y-axis in the ratio λ : 1 by point P.
Since P lies on Y-axis, so its abscissa = 0
By internal division formula are
⇒ 5λ = –2
The negative sign implies external division.
⇒ λ = (externally)
∴ Required ratio is =2:5 externally.
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