Finding a point on a line

• Nov 30th 2011, 02:25 AM
Mauris
Finding a point on a line
Seems I have forgotten how maths works. Perhaps you can help? I have two points, A and B, and an x value, and need to find the y value of a point that lies on a line between A and B.

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Is there an equation for this? Or alternatively this is being used in a computer program, so if you prefer to express a solution as an algorithm that works too, but either way is fine.

Thanks a lot for any advice.(Happy)
I'm sure I used to be able to do this, so perhaps a link to some site that might help me refresh my maths skills wouldn't go astray either.(Worried)
• Nov 30th 2011, 02:38 AM
princeps
Re: Finding a point on a line
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mauris
Is there an equation for this? Or alternatively this is being used in a computer program, so if you prefer to express a solution as an algorithm that works too, but either way is fine.

Equation of the line through two points...:

$y-y_A=\frac{y_B-y_A}{x_B-x_A}(x-x_A)$