Answer :

Let the point C (x, 0) divide the line segment A (3, – 3) and B (– 2, 7) in the ratio k : 1


The co-ordinates of C is given by,





Now, according to the given figure,




7k – 3 = 0


k =


The ratio = k : 1 = : 1 = 3 : 7


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