How to prove three points collinear by Section Formula

Let us understand this concept by taking three points A(2, 5), B(4, 6) and C (8, 8).

Now, we have to prove that the points A(2, 5), B(4, 6) and C (8, 8) are Collinear.

 

Let B divides AC in the ratio k : 1

 

Then the coordinates of B will be

But the coordinates of B are (4, 6)

 

Comparing we get

⇒8k + 2 = 4k + 4 are 8k + 5 = 6k + 6

⇒8k – 4k = 4 – 2 are 8k – 6k = 6 – 5

⇒ 4k = 2 are 2k = 1

 

Since the value of k is same in both x and y coordinates

∴ Points A, B and C are collinear.

Hope you get it!!

 

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