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## #1 2013-02-27 14:01:09

Al-Allo
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Registered: 2012-08-23
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### Analytic Geometry

Hi, need help with this problem, I have no idea how to even start it.

a)Determining the coordinates of the point N, situated twice near the end R (8.2) as the end S (-1.2) of RS.

Here

http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/954/segment.jpg

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## #2 2013-02-27 21:56:20

bobbym
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### Re: Analytic Geometry

Hi;

Do you mean twice as close to R(8,2) as S(-1,2)?

That drawing looks backwards. Shouldn't S be to the left of R?

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If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
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## #3 2013-03-01 08:13:40

Al-Allo
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### Re: Analytic Geometry

bobbym wrote:

Hi;

Do you mean twice as close to R(8,2) as S(-1,2)?

That drawing looks backwards. Shouldn't S be to the left of R?

It means it's closer to R then it is to S. (twice closer)

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## #4 2013-03-01 08:26:54

bobbym
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### Re: Analytic Geometry

Hi;

I understand what you want but have to point out that a coordinate of (-1,2) is to the left of (8,2).

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #5 2013-03-01 12:06:47

bob bundy
Registered: 2010-06-20
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### Re: Analytic Geometry

hi Al-Allo

How to start?

(i) Make a graph and plot the points.

(ii) distance between is 9 units

for twice as close divide distance into 3 parts

give 2 parts to S and 1 to R

see diagram.

Bob

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