# The Point Which Divides the Join of (1, 2) and (3, 4) Externally in the Ratio 1 : 1 - Mathematics

MCQ

The point which divides the join of (1, 2) and (3, 4) externally in the ratio 1 : 1

#### Options

•  lies in the III quadrant

• lies in the II quadrant

•  lies in the I quadrant

• cannot be found

#### Solution

cannot be found

The point which divides the join of (1, 2) and (3, 4) externally in the ratio 1 :1 is $\left( \frac{1 \times 3 - 1 \times 1}{1 - 1}, \frac{1 \times 4 - 1 \times 2}{1 - 1} \right)$ which is not defined .
Therefore,it is not possible to externally divide the line joining two points in the ratio 1:1

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#### APPEARS IN

RD Sharma Class 11 Mathematics Textbook
Chapter 23 The straight lines
Q 5 | Page 133