PLEASE HELP. Point X is located at (2, −6), and point Z is located at (0, 5). Find the y value for the point Y that is located one over five the distance from point X to point Z.
Answers:
A) -3.6
B) -3.8
C) -4
D) -4.2

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- anonymous

r u in algebra 1 or 2

- anonymous

bc i do flvs

- anonymous

ohhhh i did that already

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- anonymous

u live in florida?

- anonymous

So what would you do to solve..?

- anonymous

So it would be -3.8?

- anonymous

Oh I see now!

- welshfella

none of the options agree
maybe i went wrong somewhere

- anonymous

Review your examples just to be sure :).

- welshfella

sorry guy I got the point X wrong

- welshfella

I;ll draw it again

- anonymous

Okay, thank you for wanting to help me!

- welshfella

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- welshfella

I got the x and y wrong way around

- welshfella

i think there is a formula for dividing a line in a given ratio

- anonymous

Oh, let me see if I can figure it out now

- anonymous

I still don't understand..

- welshfella

you can use similar triangles or use the formula

- welshfella

oh no needy coordinate of Y is can be found by marking the point on the y axis which is 1/5 up from X to Z

- welshfella

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- welshfella

i/5 up form X = 11/5 = 2.2
so y coordinate = -6 + 2.2 = -3.5

- anonymous

Oh! I see

- welshfella

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- welshfella

get it ?

- welshfella

-3.8 i meant

- welshfella

I keep on making typos today!!

- welshfella

do you follow it now?

- anonymous

Yes I do! Thank you so much!

- welshfella

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