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Divide the line segment of 8 cm length in the ratio 4 : 3. Write down the steps to divide a line segment.  [2 MARKS]


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Steps of construction:

1. Draw a line segment AB of length 8cm.

2. From A,  draw a ray AX and cut 7 arcs (4+3) of equal length on it.

3. Name the points as A1,A2,....A7 where the arcs intersect the ray AX.

4. Join A7B.

5. Draw a line through A4 parallel to A7B, cutting AB at C.

6. C divides the line segment AB in the ratio 4 : 3

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