In which ratio is the line segment joining the points (1, −7) and (−19, 23) divided by the line, 2x + 7y − 4 = 0?

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- Jan 11th 2011, 07:33 AMsureshrjuAnalytical Geometry
In which ratio is the line segment joining the points (1, −7) and (−19, 23) divided by the line, 2x + 7y − 4 = 0?

- Jan 11th 2011, 08:14 AMDrSteve
Find the point of intersection of the line and the line segment. Then use the distance formula twice. Try the details yourself and let us know if and where you get stuck.

- Jan 12th 2011, 08:12 AMsureshrju