Douglas has a segment with endpoints I(5, 2) and J(9, 10) that is divided by a point K such that IK and KJ form a 2:3 ratio. He knows that the distance between the x-coordinates is 4 units. Which of the following fractions will let him find the x-coordinate for point K?
Stacey Warren - Expert brainly.com
Hey! We 've verified this expert answer for you, click below to unlock the details :)
At vero eos et accusamus et iusto odio dignissimos ducimus qui blanditiis praesentium voluptatum deleniti atque corrupti quos dolores et quas molestias excepturi sint occaecati cupiditate non provident, similique sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollitia animi, id est laborum et dolorum fuga.
Et harum quidem rerum facilis est et expedita distinctio. Nam libero tempore, cum soluta nobis est eligendi optio cumque nihil impedit quo minus id quod maxime placeat facere possimus, omnis voluptas assumenda est, omnis dolor repellendus.
Itaque earum rerum hic tenetur a sapiente delectus, ut aut reiciendis voluptatibus maiores alias consequatur aut perferendis doloribus asperiores repellat.
I got my questions answered at brainly.com in under 10 minutes. Go to brainly.com now for free help!
Not the answer you are looking for? Search for more explanations.
do you have something like this as your drawing so far?
No, because I wasn't sure how to even start it.
do you agree with the drawing?
ok at this point, I'm stuck because I'm trying to figure out what they want exactly. Let me think
use the distance formula
let's try this
cut the horizontal distance into 5 equal pieces
the first 2 pieces will come from the ratio 2:3
so this is where K is located
So, does that mean that the answer is C?
not sure yet
let's see, if we cut that 4 into 5 equal parts, each piece is 4/5
so 2*(4/5) = 8/5
So does this mean that it's 3/5 now?
I'm wondering if they want you to set up a proportion. Have previous problems used proportions at all before?
Not that I know of.
ok I'm thinking maybe you'd have a proportion in the form
a/b = c/d
the right side would be 2/5 because we go 2 parts over to get to the x coordinate of K, out of 5 parts total
so we'd have
a/b = 2/5
I'm not 100% sure on this one though