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**Kiran****Member**- Registered: 2006-11-15
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find the coordinates of the point that lies two thirds f the way between (1,3) and (7,6)

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**pi man****Member**- Registered: 2006-07-06
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The distance between the X coordinates is 7-1=6. 2/3's of that is 4. Your new X coordinate is 1+4=5.

The distance between the Y coordinates is 6-3=3. 2/3's of that is 2. Your new Y coordinate is 3+2=5.

So the answer is (5,5).

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**mathsyperson****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-22
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Or, depending on how you interpret the question, it could also be (3,4).

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