# Geometry

Good morning. I have a Geometry math problem that I need if someone can please check on to make sure I am doing the problem correct and to please check my answer.
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Given segment DF with D(-1, 11) and F(-9 , -5), if E partitions DF such that the ratio of DE to DF is 5:8, find the coordinates of E.
-1 + 5/8 (-9 - -1)
-1 + 5/8 (-8)
-1 + -40/8
-1 + -5= -6
X= -6

11 + 5/8 ( -5 - 11)
11 + 5/8 ( -16)
11 + -80/8
11 + -10 = 1
Y=1

E= (-6, 1)
Is this correct?

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1. You could have checked using the distance formula
If E is (-6,-1)
then DE = √(25 + 144) = 13
EF = √(9 + 16) = 5
Ratio of 13:5 ≠ 5:8

I do these in the following way:
Make a sketch, let your point E be (x,y)
then for the x:
(x- (-1))/(-9 - x) = 5/8
8x + 8 = -45 - 5x
13x = -53
x = -53/13

for the y:
(y-11)/(-5-y) = 5/8
8y - 88 = -25 - 5y
13y = 65
y = 5

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Reiny
2. Hello Reiny. Are you saying I got my answer wrong or right? What you did above is that just the distance formula?

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3. Hello Reiny,
I think I see the mistake I made is with the ratio.
5:8
5/5 + 8=5/13
I should have used the fraction of 5/13
My answer now is as follows:
X=-53/13 or -4 1/13
Y=63/13 = 4 11/13

Should I change the fractions into mixed fractions when I get -53/13? or when I get 63/13?
How can you possibly graph those fractions on a graph if you had to?

Thank you

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