anonymous
  • anonymous
Find the ratio in which the y-axis divides the line segment joining the point (5,-6) and (-1,-4). what exactly does that mean? Is the ratio the slope?
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schrodinger
  • schrodinger
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ganeshie8
  • ganeshie8
start wid graphing the line segment
ganeshie8
  • ganeshie8
then you'll see how the y-axis divides the line segment
ganeshie8
  • ganeshie8
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ganeshie8
  • ganeshie8
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ganeshie8
  • ganeshie8
you need to find the ratio \(\frac{x}{y}\)
anonymous
  • anonymous
hm, is it -2/5?
ganeshie8
  • ganeshie8
no, it wont work like that... il let u think som time :)
anonymous
  • anonymous
would it help if i used the intersection point and the distance formula? :'D
ganeshie8
  • ganeshie8
good, thats one way of doing it :) try it and see what u get
ganeshie8
  • ganeshie8
but its lil tedious to get the intersection point !
ganeshie8
  • ganeshie8
there is a much simlpler way
anonymous
  • anonymous
i got that 1.05/5.27 which is pretty much 2, and i noticed that... i coulda just figured out the distance by looking at the graph right? x = 1 and y= 5 xD...
ganeshie8
  • ganeshie8
x/y = 1/5 is correct.
ganeshie8
  • ganeshie8
just by looking at the graph and using a corollary we can figure this out the answer is always in the ratio of their x-coordinates.
ganeshie8
  • ganeshie8
look at the x-coordinates of given points once. they're ur answer
anonymous
  • anonymous
Okay, thanks again! :) so adept at math :'D opposite of me, haha xD
ganeshie8
  • ganeshie8
lol not at all, thank you :)

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