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A point Q on a segment with endpoints A (2, −1) and C (4, 2) partitions the segment in a 3:1 ratio. Find Q. You must show all work to receive credit. i dont want the answer i want help solving it and explanation

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  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    3:1 ratio is 4 pieces. We can find the length of each partition in the x and y directions. For x the partition length is \(\frac{ 4-2 }{ 4 }\) and for y it's \(\frac{ 2-(-1) }{ 4 }\). Start by simplifying those

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    so x being 2/4 and y 3/4 ?

  3. anonymous
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    yes. and you can reduce x to ½. Since Q is closer to C, you can subtract those from the coordinates of C. \[(4-\frac{ 1 }{ 2},2-\frac{ 3 }{ 4 })\]

  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Alternatively, you could add them to A 3 times since A is 3 partitions away. Either way you'll get the same result.

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    wait so am i solving whats what you just wrote ?

  6. anonymous
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    2,1.35 ?

  7. anonymous
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    (3.5,1.25) either you subtracted wrong or made a typo

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    yes typo

  9. anonymous
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    everything clear?

  10. anonymous
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    so then i subtract ?

  11. anonymous
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    no that's your answer.

  12. anonymous
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    oh wow easier then i thought thank you so much !

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    you're welcome

  14. anonymous
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    want to help with another ? has to do with a graph and area

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