What would be the steps of construction to divide a line segment in the ratio of 5 : 8 ?

Asked by ayushmukul | 30th Oct, 2009, 06:22: PM

Expert Answer:

Steps of construction:

1. Draw a ray AX making an acute angle with AB.

2. Locate 13 (5+8) points A1, A2.......A13 on AX so that AA1 = A1A2= A2A3.......= A12A13

3. Join BA13

4. Through the point A5, draw a line parallel to A13B intersecting AB at point C. Then AC : CB = 5 : 8

 

 

Answered by  | 4th Nov, 2009, 04:26: PM

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