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Division of a Line Segment Internally in a Given Ratio

# Division of a Line Segment Internally in a Given Ratio

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12/03/2012

Division of a line segment internally in a given ratio
Divide a line segment of 6 cm internally in the ratio of 3:2Method 1:Steps of construction
1. Draw a line segment AB of length 6 cm. Draw any ray AX making an acuteangle with the segment AB.2. Locate (3+ 2 = 5) points
1 2 3 4 5
, , , ,
A A A A A
on AX such that
1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 5
AA AA A A A A A A
= = = =
3. Join
5
A B
4. Through
3
A
draw
3
A
parallel to
5
A B
, meeting AB in Y. Then AY : YB = 3:2

Such that Y is the point on segment AB that divides the segment AB in therequired (3:2) ratio.
Method 2Steps of construction
1. Draw a line segment of line 6 cm2. Draw a ray AX making an acute angle with AB.3. Draw a ray BC parallel to AX such that
ABC BA
=