# Explore Partitioning Line Segments

- Author:
- Leanna McDonald

- Topic:
- Geometry, Line Segment

## Using the applet below to practice partitioning line segments.

1. Start with Example 1 (already selected).
2. Move points A & B to the given coordinates.
3. Move the 3rd unlabeled point so that it forms a right triangle with points A & B (the .
4. Click the Rise & Run (in the

**rise needs to purple**and the**run in pink**) to find the slope of**red**) check boxes to reveal the values of rise and run. 5. Input the given ratio (in**light blue**) in the boxes provided below. 6. Click the 3 remaining check boxes to see how the segment is partitioned into the ratio you input. 7. Move the**blue**point P to the coordinates given in the 3rd checked calculation (in green) to view the final partitioned segment. **Please take notes for these 4 examples.**