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Let the ratio in which the line segment joining A (1, - 5) and B ( - 4, 5) is divided by x-axis be k:1.
Therefore, the coordinates of the point of division is (-4k+1/k+1, 5k-5/k+1).

We know that y-coordinate of any point on x-axis is 0.

∴ 5k-5/k+1 = 0

Therefore, x-axis divides it in the ratio 1:1.image

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