Distances From a Point on a Line
Date: 21 Mar 1995 22:38:24 -0500 From: Anonymous Subject: Points on a line Need help with a 7th grade Pre-Algebra problem. A student put points P and Q on a line to the right of point X. Three times the distance from point X to point P is four times the distance from point X to point. Q. What is the ratio of PQ:XQ? The answer key says 1:4 but the class and teacher disagree. What do you say? Larry
Date: 22 Mar 1995 09:33:51 -0500 From: Dr. Ken Subject: Re: Points on a line Hello there! Yup, I disagree too. I get 1:3. I hope that's what you folks got too! -Ken "Dr." Math
Date: 22 Mar 1995 21:43:13 -0500 From: Anonymous Subject: Re: Points on a line Dr. Math Thanks! We also had 1:3. Larry Moore
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