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Sharon
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Re: common core geometry question
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Jan 19, 2012 6:02 PM



I don't think it is midpoint. My understanding is that we are looking for the two segments of the line that are in a specific ratio. If the total length is provided we can then locate the point that divides the line segment into the given ratio.
Tzippy323
Original Message From: Lisa Clark <barnsky@optonline.net> To: nyshsmath <nyshsmath@mathforum.org> Sent: Thu, Jan 19, 2012 5:32 pm Subject: common core geometry question
Has anybody started to write curriculum for the common core High School
courses?
Here is one standard for Geometry : G.GPE.6 Find the point on a
directed line segment between two given points that partitions the
segment in a given ratio.
Do you think this means find the midpoint? (that is what I found on one
website)
or they have to find a point between two given points such that the
ratio of the segments is 3:4 (for example) ? What do they expect the
students to do to find this out?
Anybody???
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