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X is a point between A(-5,-2) and B(5,13) such that AX:XB = 2:3. Find the coordinates of X.

  • MATHEMATICS_algebra - , Thursday, February 9, 2012 at 7:45am

    let the point X be X(a,b)
    by ratios
    (a+5)/5-a) = 3/2
    2a+10 = 15-3a
    5a=5
    a=1

    (b+2)/(13-b) = 3/2
    2b+4 = 39 - 3b
    5b = 35
    b = 7

    make a sketch to verify

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