# What is the ratio of the longer segment to the shorter segment, if a line 48 m long is divided by a point 12m from one end?

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Apr 3, 2015

If a 48 m line is divided into two segments by a point 12 m from one end

the two segment lengths are 12 m and 36 m

The ratio longer to shorter is

which may be written as

Normally you would be expected to reduce this to its smallest terms

or