5. Find the ratio in which the Y-axis divides the line segment joining the points (5,-6) and (-1,-4).

(3 Points)

O 2:1

01:5

O 3:1

5:1

# 5. Find the ratio in which the Y-axis divides the line segment joining the points (5,-6) and (-1,-4).

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## If the line is divided by Y-axis the value of x = 0

[tex]x = \frac{mx2 + nx1}{m + n} \\ \\ 0 = \frac{m \times – 1 + n \times 5}{m + n} \\ \\ 0(m + n) = – 1m + 5n \\ 1m = 5n \\ \frac{m}{n} = \frac{5}{1} \\ \\ [/tex]

m:n = 5:1