# Math Help - Geometry Problem

1. ## Geometry Problem

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.

2. Originally Posted by ninni
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.