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**Harold****Guest**

Suppose I know a line segment's endpoints,such as (4,5) and (1,1),is there a way to find the point that will divide the segment in 2:3 ratio?if there is a method what is it?

**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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hi Harold,

Welcome to the forum!

I think for ratio a:b it will be

and similarly for the y coords.

Just checking .... ... yes, that works for me.

Bob

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