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Neel Gupta Grade: 12
        

 



I know that the section formula can be derived by using the similarity of triangles concept.


But can it also be be derived using the distance between two points concept, i.e., for line AB with point p dividing it in the ratio m : n; here A = (x1,y1), B = (x2,y2) and p = (x,y).


 


(distance of AP) / (distance of PB) = m/n


 


I tried doing it but got ended up getting a very scary looking expression.


Any help in this regard will be really appreciated.


-Neel.


6 years ago
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