what is the meaning of externally dividing a line segment?

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Dear Student!

Let A and B be two points in the given plane. If P is a point on AB produced such that AP: BP = *m *: *n*, then point P divides AB externally.

In the given figure, the point P lies outsides the line segment AB. Therefore, the point P dividing the line segment, AB externally in the ratio *m *: *n.*

Coordinates of the point P dividing the line segment, AB externally in the ratio *m *: *n* is given by

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