This exercise concentrates on topics like inclination and slope of a straight line, slope of a straight line passing through two given fixed points, slopes of parallel and perpendicular lines and condition for collinearity of three points. For students finding it difficult to solve problems, the Selina Solutions for Class 10 Maths is the right resource. Students can clear all their doubts pertaining to any problem at any time. The solutions of this exercise are available in the Concise Selina Solutions for Class 10 Maths Chapter 14 Equation of a Line Exercise 14(B), PDF in the links given below.

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**1. Find the slope of the line whose inclination is:**

**(i) 0**^{o}**Â (ii) 30**^{o}

**(iii) 72**^{o}**Â 30′ (iv) 46**^{o}

**Solution: **

We know that, the slope of a line is given by the tan of its inclination.

(i) Slope = tan 0^{o}Â = 0

(ii) Slope = tan 30^{o}Â =Â 1/ âˆš3

(iii) Slope = tan 72^{o}Â 30′ = 3.1716

(iv) Slope = tan 46^{o}Â = 1.0355

**2. Find the inclination of the line whose slope is:**

**(i) 0 (ii)Â âˆš3**

**(iii) 0.7646 (iv) 1.0875**

**Solution:**

(i) Slope = tanÂ Î¸Â = 0

â‡’Â Î¸ = 0^{o}

(ii) Slope = tanÂ Î¸Â =Â âˆš3

â‡’Â Î¸Â = 60^{o}

(iii) Slope = tanÂ Î¸Â = 0.7646

â‡’Â Î¸Â = 37^{o}Â 24′

(iv) Slope = tanÂ Î¸Â = 1.0875

â‡’Â Î¸Â = 47^{o}Â 24′

**3. Find the slope of the line passing through the following pairs of points:**

**(i) (-2, -3) and (1, 2)**

**(ii) (-4, 0) and origin**

**(iii) (a, -b) and (b, -a)**

**Solution: **

We know that,

Slope = (y_{2} â€“ y_{1})/ (x_{2} â€“ x_{1})Â

(i) Slope = (2 + 3)/ (1 + 2) = 5/3Â

(ii) Slope = (0 – 0)/ (0 + 4) = 0Â

(iii) Slope =Â (-a + b)/ (b – a) = 1

**4. Find the slope of the line parallel to AB if:**

**(i) A = (-2, 4) and B = (0, 6)**

**(ii) A = (0, -3) and B = (-2, 5)**

**Solution:**

(i) Slope of AB =Â (6 – 4)/ (0 + 2) = 2/2 = 1

Hence, the slope of the line parallel to AB should be = Slope of AB = 1

(ii) Slope of AB =Â (5 + 3)/ (-2 – 0) = 8/-2 = -4

Hence, the slope of the line parallel to AB should be = Slope of AB = -4

**5. Find the slope of the line perpendicular to AB if:**

**(i) A = (0, -5) and B = (-2, 4)**

**(ii) A = (3, -2) and B = (-1, 2)**

**Solution:**

(i) Slope of AB = (4 + 5)/ (-2 – 0) = -9/2Â

Slope of the line perpendicular to AB = -1/Slope of AB = -1/(-9/2Â ) = 2/9Â

(ii) Slope of AB = (2 + 2)/ (-1 – 3) = 4/-4 = -1Â

Slope of the line perpendicular to AB =Â -1/slope of AB = -1/-1 = 1

**6. The line passing through (0, 2) and (-3, -1) is parallel to the line passing through (-1, 5) and (4, a). Find a.**

**Solution: **

Slope of the line passing through (0, 2) and (-3, -1) = (-1 – 2)/ (-3 – 0) = -3/-3 = 1Â

Slope of the line passing through (-1, 5) and (4, a) = (a – 5)/ (4 + 1) = (a -5)/ 5Â

As, the lines are parallel.

The slopes must be equal.

1 = (a – 5)/ 5

a â€“ 5 = 5

a = 10

**7. The line passing through (-4, -2) and (2, -3) is perpendicular to the line passing through (a, 5) and (2, -1). Find a.**

**Solution: **

Slope of the line passing through (-4, -2) and (2, -3) =Â (-3 + 2)/ (2 + 4) = -1/6

Slope of the line passing through (a, 5) and (2, -1) = (-1 â€“ 5)/ (2 – a) = -6/ (2 â€“a)Â

As, the lines are perpendicular we have

-1/6 = -1/(-6/ 2 â€“ a)

-1/6 = (2 – a)/6

2 â€“ a = -1

a = 3

**8. Without using the distance formula, show that the points A (4, -2), B (-4, 4) and C (10, 6) are the vertices of a right-angled triangle.**

**Solution: **

Given points are A (4, -2), B (-4, 4) and C (10, 6).

Calculating the slopes, we have

Slope of AB = (4 + 2)/ (-4 – 4) = 6/ -8 = -3/4

Slope of BC = (6 â€“ 4)/ (10 + 4) = 2/ 14 = 1/7

Slope of AC = (6 + 2)/ (10 – 4) = 8/ 6 = 4/3

Itâ€™s clearly seen that,

Slope of AB = -1/ Slope of AC

Thus, ABÂ âŠ¥Â AC.

Therefore, the given points are the vertices of a right-angled triangle.

**9. Without using the distance formula, show that the points A (4, 5), B (1, 2), C (4, 3) and D (7, 6) are the vertices of a parallelogram.**

**Solution: **

Given points are A (4, 5), B (1, 2), C (4, 3) and D (7, 6).

Slope of AB = (2 – 5)/ (1 – 4) = -3/ -3 = 1

Slope of CD = (6 – 3)/ (7 – 4) = 3/3 = 1

As the slope of AB = slope of CD

So, we can conclude AB || CD

Now,

Slope of BC = (3 – 2)/ (4 – 1) = 1/3

Slope of DA = (5 â€“ 6)/ (4 – 7) = -1/-3 = 1/3

As, slope of BC = slope of DA

Hence, we can say BC || DA

Therefore, ABCD is a parallelogram.

**10. (-2, 4), (4, 8), (10, 7) and (11, -5) are the vertices of a quadrilateral. Show that the quadrilateral, obtained on joining the mid-points of its sides, is a parallelogram.**

**Solution:**

Let the given points be A (-2, 4), B (4, 8), C (10, 7) and D (11, -5).

And, let P, Q, R and S be the mid-points of AB, BC, CD and DA respectively.

So,

As, slope of PQ = Slope of RS, we can say PQ || RS.

Now,

As, slope of QR = Slope of SP, we can say QR || SP.

Therefore, PQRS is a parallelogram.

**11. Show that the points P (a, b + c), Q (b, c + a) and R (c, a + b) are collinear.**

**Solution:**

We know that,

The points P, Q, R will be collinear if the slopes of PQ and QR are the same.

Calculating foe the slopes, we get

Slope of PQ = (c + a â€“ b â€“ c)/ (b â€“ a) = (a – b)/ (b – a) = -1

Slope of QR = (a + b â€“ c – a)/ (c – b) = (b â€“ c)/ (c – b) = -1

Therefore, the points P, Q, and R are collinear.