## Question

Find the coordinates of a point which divides externally the line joining (1, –3) and (–3, 9) in the ratio 1: 3.

### Solution

(3, –9)

Let the coordinates of the required point be *P*(*x*, *y*)

*i.e*., *x* = 3 and *y* = –9

Hence the required point is (3, –9).

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