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Topic: common core geometry question
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From: NYC
Registered: 6/26/05
Re: common core geometry question
Posted: Jan 19, 2012 6:02 PM
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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.


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From: Lisa Clark <>
To: nyshsmath <>
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


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


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?



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