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**Masterthief1324** I'm trying to solve for the coordinate that is 1/3 of the way between point (1,7) and point (10,4) USING the distance formula.

This is what I had but I am stuck.

Distance between point A and B:

Distance = Sqrt ((Xsub2 - Xsub1)^2 + (Ysub2 - Ysub1)^2)

Find the distance, multiply it by 1/3 - we'll call this distance ab.

ab = sqrt ((Xsub2 - Xsub1)^2 + (Ysub2 - Ysub1)^2); Simplify and solve by pluging in the values.

ab^2 = (Xsub2 - 1)^2 + (Ysub2 - 7)^2; where Xsub2 and Ysub2 are the coordinates you are looking for.

Note: Keep in mind that point A is (1,7) and B is (10,4).