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.
-----Original Message----- From: Lisa Clark <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: nyshsmath <email@example.com> 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