Position Vectors

• Oct 13th 2009, 01:08 PM
creatively12
Position Vectors
C is the point on AB such that AC:CB = 4:3. Express c in terms of a and b

• Oct 13th 2009, 01:31 PM
Plato
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Originally Posted by creatively12
C is the point on AB such that AC:CB = 4:3. Express c in terms of a and b

What kind course are you doing?
Are there no notes or text book?
These questions are so fundamental, you should have no trouble with them.

$\displaystyle c=a+\frac{4}{7}(b-a)$
• Oct 13th 2009, 01:36 PM
creatively12
thanks for your help, m doing A levels, yes there is a textbook but its not good, and m not that good with vectors actually.

but the answer to this question is c = (3/7)a + (4/7)b
• Oct 13th 2009, 02:22 PM
Plato
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Originally Posted by creatively12
but the answer to this question is c = (3/7)a + (4/7)b

You are not doing anything for yourself!
Had you, you would have seen
$\displaystyle c=a+\frac{4}{7}(b-a)=\frac{4}{7}b+\frac{3}{7}a$.

You must do more for yourself. That is the only way to learn mathematics.