The line - segment joining the points (3, -4) and (1, 2) is trisected at the points p and q. If the coordinates of p and q are (p, -2) and (5/3, q) , find the vlues of p and q.
The line is trisected means it is divided into three equal parts and the points of trisection are P(p,-2) and
We notice that P and Q are the mid points of the line AQ and PB respectively.
So, using mid point formula
p = (3+(5)/3)/2 = 14/6 = 7/3
q = 0
Hence the answer.