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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 |dw:1441684123914:dw|
the first 2 pieces will come from the ratio 2:3 so this is where K is located |dw:1441684195848:dw|
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 |dw:1441684366181:dw|
so 2*(4/5) = 8/5 |dw:1441684402390:dw|
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
Okay, I guess that's what I'll go with.