OK for 1 but AC/BC=1
OK for 2 but B=C means BC=0 so ...
Given line segment ,
1.) Where should one place point such that the ratio of the length of to the length of is ? When is in this position, what's the ratio of the length of to ?
2.) Where should one place point such that the ratio of the length of to the length of is ? Are you able to determine the ratio of to ? If so, find it. If not, explain why not.
3.) Using your answers from #1 and #2, determine the smallest and largest possible numbers for the ratio of the length of the whole to the length of the greater -- that is, the length of the whole is AB and the greater will be the bigger line segment cut but C.
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My solutions:
For #1:
I would put C in the middle- this would make the ratio 2. The value of AC/BC would be 1/2.
For #2:
I would put C where B is. Then it's 1. Then AC/BC would be 1 too would it not? I think?
For #3: Not sure