In what ratio does the x-axis divide the line segment joining the points (-4, -6) and (-1, 7). Also, find the coordinates of the point of division.

Asked by Topperlearning User | 4th Jun, 2014, 01:23: PM

Expert Answer:

Let the line segment joining the points (-4, -6) and (-1, 7) be divided by the point on x-axis (x, 0) in the ratio k: 1.

Using section formula, we have:

Required ratio is 6: 7

Thus, the coordinates of the point of division are .

Answered by  | 4th Jun, 2014, 03:23: PM

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