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Find the ratio in which the point divides the join of and . Also, find the value of m.

Solution:
Using the section formula, if a point divides the line joining the points and in the ratio , then 
Let P divides the join of A and B in the ratio , then
Therefore, we have
or
P divides the join of A and B in the ratio
Now,
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