In what ratio is the line joining A(0, 3) and B (4, -1) divided by the x-axis? Write the co-ordinates of the point where AB intersects the x-axis
Let the line segment AB intersects the x-axis by point P (x, 0) in the ratio k: 1.
Thus, the required ratio in which P divides AB is 3: 1.
Also, we have:
Thus, the co-ordinates of point P are (3, 0).
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