Q. 154.9( 15 Votes )

In what ratio doe

Answer :

Given points :

P(2, -2) Q(3, 7) and

Let A divides line segment joining the coordinates P and Q in k : 1

And using the section formula,

i.e. the coordinates of point A(x, y) dividing a line segment joining two points (x1, y1) and (x2, y2) in m : n is

So, using the given values in the above formula, we get

Here we get


24k + 24 = 33k + 22

9k = 2

And using this, we get

Therefore, A divides PQ in k : 1 i.e. 2 : 9.

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