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    Prove that the perpendicular drawn from the point on the join of and divides it in the ratio of . I got its answer . I think there is some problem in calculation.So please show your solution with calculation. Thanks a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ninni View Post
    Prove that the perpendicular drawn from the point on the join of and divides it in the ratio of . I got its answer . I think there is some problem in calculation.So please show your solution with calculation. Thanks a lot.
    I agree with you. The perpendicular meets the line from (2,–1) to (6,5) at the point \bigl(\tfrac{46}{13},\tfrac{17}{13}\bigr), which divides the line segment in the ratio 5:8.
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