Example 8 - Chapter 7 Class 10 Coordinate Geometry
Last updated at May 29, 2018 by Teachoo
Last updated at May 29, 2018 by Teachoo
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Example 8 Find the coordinates of the points of trisection (i.e., points dividing in three equal parts) of the line segment joining the points A(2, 2) and B( 7, 4). Let the given points be A(2, 2) & B( 7, 4) P & Q are two points on AB such that AP = PQ = QB Let k = AP = PQ = QB Hence comparing AP & PB AP = m PB = PQ + QB = k + k Hence, Ratio between AP & PB = AP/PB = /2 = 1/2 Thus P divides AB in the ratio 1:2 Finding P Let P(x, y) Hence, m1 = 1 , m2 = 2 And for AB x1 = 2 , x2 = 2 y1 = 7 , y2 = 4 Hence, point P is P(x, y) = P( 1, 0) Similarly, Point Q divides AB in the ratio AQ & QB = / = ( + )/ = ( + )/ = 2 / = 2/1 = 2 : 1 Finding Q Let Q be Q(x, y) m1 = 2 , m2 = 1 x1 = 2 , x2 = 2 y1 = 7 , y2 = 4 Hence, point Q is Q(x, y) = Q( 4, 2)
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