# Co-ordinate geometry question.....

• Oct 26th 2008, 11:07 AM
cougar
Co-ordinate geometry question.....
Hey im new, stuck on this question :( anyone help me? :D

(A) Find an equation of the line l which passes through the points A(1,0) and B(5,6)?...( I got y = 3/2 x + 3/2)???)

The line m with the equation 2x + 3y = 15 meets l at the point C

(B) Determine the coordinates of C

THe point P lies on m and has x co-ordinate of -3

(c) Show by caclulation PA = PB

• Oct 26th 2008, 12:27 PM
Jhevon
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Originally Posted by cougar
Hey im new, stuck on this question :( anyone help me? :D

(A) Find an equation of the line l which passes through the points A(1,0) and B(5,6)?...( I got y = 3/2 x + 3/2)???)

no, it should be $\displaystyle y = \frac 32x - \frac 32$

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The line m with the equation 2x + 3y = 15 meets l at the point C

(B) Determine the coordinates of C
just set the lines equal to each other

you have $\displaystyle y = \frac 32x - \frac 32$ and $\displaystyle y = - \frac 23x + 5$

so, $\displaystyle \frac 32x - \frac 32 = - \frac 23x + 5$

now solve for $\displaystyle x$ and then you can solve for $\displaystyle y$ and then you have your point

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THe point P lies on m and has x co-ordinate of -3

(c) Show by caclulation PA = PB