Long John Silver, a pirate, has buried his treasure on an island with five trees located at the following points: A (30.0 m, -20.0 m), B (60.0 m, 80.0 m), C (-10.0 m, -10.0 m), D (40.0 m, -30.0 m), and E (-70.0 m, 60.0 m). All of the points are measured relative to some origin. Long John's map instructs you to start at A and move toward B, but cover only one-half the distance between A and B. then move toward C, covering one-half the distance between your current location and C. Then move toward D, covering one-fifth the distance between where you are and D. Finally, move toward E, covering one-fifth the distance between you and E, stop, and dig.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

What are the coordinates of the point where the pirate's treasure is buried?

i added all the x's and y's (following the rules of above) and got x 49 and y = 21

i got the problem wrong..so what am i doing wrong?

the question also says that you can rearrange the order of the trees - for instance, B (30 m, -20 m), A (60 m, 80 m), E (-10 m, -10 m), C (40 m, -30 m), and D (-70 m, 60 m) - and repeat the calculation to show that the answer does not depend on the order....i did the latter and still got the problem wrong.....

plz help

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