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**1. Point P divides the line segment joining the points A (8, 0) and B (16, -8) in the ratio 3: 5. Find its co-ordinates of point P.**

**Also, find the equation of the line through P and parallel to 3x + 5y = 7.**

**Solution:**

Given points, A (8, 0) and B (16, -8)

By section formula, the co-ordinates of the point P which divides AB in the ratio 3: 5 is given by

= (11, -3) = (x_{1}, y_{1})

Given line equation is,

3x + 5y = 7

5y = -3x + 7

y = (-3/5) x + 7/5

So, the slope of this line = -3/5

The line parallel to the line 3x + 5y = 7 will have the same slope,

Hence, the slope of the required line = Slope of the given line = -3/5

Thus,

The equation of the required line is

y – y_{1} = m(x – x_{1})

y + 3 = (-3/5)(x – 11)

5y + 15 = -3x + 33

3x + 5y = 18

**2. The line segment joining the points A(3, -4) and B (-2, 1) is divided in the ratio 1: 3 at point P in it. Find the co-ordinates of P. Also, find the equation of the line through P and perpendicular to the line 5x – 3y + 4 = 0.**

**Solution:**

Given points, A (3, -4) and B (-2, 1)

By section formula, the co-ordinates of the point P which divides AB in the ratio 1: 3 is given by

= (7/4, -11/4) = (x_{1}, y_{1})

Given line equation is,

5x – 3y + 4 = 0

3y = 5x + 4

y = (5/3) x + 4/3

So, the slope of this line = 5/3

The line perpendicular to the given line will have slope

Slope of the required line = -1/(5/3) = -3/5

Hence,

The equation of the required line is given by

y – y1 = m(x – x1)

20y + 55 = -12x + 21

12x + 20y + 34 = 0

6x + 10y + 17 = 0

**3. A line 5x + 3y + 15 = 0 meets y-axis at point P. Find the co-ordinates of point P. Find the equation of a line through P and perpendicular to x – 3y + 4 = 0.**

**Solution: **

As the point P lies on y-axis,

Putting x = 0 in the equation 5x + 3y + 15 = 0, we get

5(0) + 3y + 15 = 0

y = -5

Hence, the co-ordinates of the point P are (0, -5).

Given line equation,

x – 3y + 4 = 0

3y = x + 4

y = (1/3)x + 4/3

Slope of this line = 1/3

From the question, the required line equation is perpendicular to the given equation: x – 3y + 4 = 0.

So, the product of their slopes is -1.

Slope of the required line = -1/(1/3) = -3

And,

(x_{1}, y_{1}) = (0, -5)

Therefore,

The required line equation is

y – y1 = m(x – x1)

y + 5 = -3(x – 0)

3x + y + 5 = 0

**4. Find the value of k for which the lines kx – 5y + 4 = 0 and 5x – 2y + 5 = 0 are perpendicular to each other.**

**Solution: **

Given line equations,

kx – 5y + 4 = 0

5y = kx + 4

⇒ y = (k/5) + 4/5

So, the slope of this line = m1 = k/5

And, for 5x – 2y + 5 = 0

⇒ 2y = 5x + 5

y = (5/2) x + 5/2

Slope of this line = m2 = 5/2

As, the lines are perpendicular to each other

m_{1 }x m_{2} = -1

(k/5) x (5/2) = -1

k = -2

**5. A straight line passes through the points P (-1, 4) and Q (5, -2). It intersects the co-ordinate axes at points A and B. M is the mid-point of the segment AB. Find:**

**(i) the equation of the line.**

**(ii) the co-ordinates of A and B.**

**(iii) the co-ordinates of M.**

**Solution: **

(i) Given points, P (-1, 4) and Q (5, -2)

Slope of PQ = (-2 – 4)/ (5 + 1) = -6/6 = -1

Equation of the line PQ is given by,

y – y_{1} = m(x – x_{1})

y – 4 = -1(x + 1)

y – 4 = -x – 1

x + y = 3

(ii) For point A (on x-axis), y = 0.

So, putting y = 0 in the equation of PQ, we have

x = 3

Hence, the co-ordinates of point A are (3, 0).

For point B (on y-axis), x = 0.

So, putting x = 0 in the equation of PQ, we have

y = 3

Hence, the co-ordinates of point B are (0, 3).

(iii) M is the mid-point of AB.

Thus, the co-ordinates of point M are

(3+0/2, 0+3/2) = (3/2, 3/2)

**6. (1, 5) and (-3, -1) are the co-ordinates of vertices A and C respectively of rhombus ABCD. Find the equations of the diagonals AC and BD.**

**Solution: **

Given, A = (1, 5) and C = (-3, -1) of rhombus ABCD.

We know that in a rhombus, diagonals bisect each other at right angle.

Let’s take O to be the point of intersection of the diagonals AC and BD.

Then, the co-ordinates of O are

Slope of AC = (-1 – 5)/ (-3 – 1) = -6/-4 = 3/2

Then, the equation of the line AC is

y – y1 = m (x – x1)

y – 5 = (3/2) (x – 1)

2y – 10 = 3x – 3

3x – 2y + 7 = 0

Now, the line BD is perpendicular to AC

Slope of BD = -1/(slope of AC) = -2/3

And, (x_{1}, y_{1}) = (-1, 2)

Hence, equation of the line BD is

y – y_{1} = m (x – x1)

y – 2 = (-2/3) (x + 1)

3y – 6 = -2x – 2

2x + 3y = 4

**7. Show that A (3, 2), B (6, -2) and C (2, -5) can be the vertices of a square.**

**(i) Find the co-ordinates of its fourth vertex D, if ABCD is a square.**

**(ii) Without using the co-ordinates of vertex D, find the equation of side AD of the square and also the equation of diagonal BD.**

**Solution: **

Given, A (3, 2), B (6, -2) and C (2, -5)

Now, by distance formula

AB = √[(6 – 3)^{2} + (-2 – 2)^{2}] = √(9 + 16) = 5

BC = √[(6 – 3)^{2} + (-2 – 2)^{2}] = √(9 + 16) = 5

Thus, AC = BC

Then,

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

Slope of BC = (-5 + 2)/ (2 – 6) = -3/-4 = ¾

Slope of AB x Slope of BC = -4/3 x ¾ = -1

Hence, AB ⊥ BC

Therefore, A, B, C can be the vertices of a square.

(i) Slope of AB = (-2 – 2)/ (6 – 3) = -4/3 = slope of CD

So, the equation of CD is

y + 5 = -4/3(x – 2)

3y + 15 = -4x + 8

3y = -4x – 7

4x + 3y + 7 = 0 … (1)

Now, slope of BC = (-5 + 2)/ (2 – 6) = -3/-4 = ¾ = Slope of AD

So, the equation of the line AD is

y – 2 = (3/4) (x – 3)

4y – 8 = 3x – 9

3x – 4y = 1 …. (2)

Now, D is the point of intersection of CD and AD.

Solving (1) and (2),

4 x (1) + 3 x (2) ⇒

16x + 12y + 9x – 12y = -28 + 3

25x = -25

x = -1

Putting value of y in (1), we get

4(-1) + 3y + 7 = 0

3y = -3

y = -1

Therefore, the co-ordinates of point D are (-1, -1).

**8. A line through origin meets the line x = 3y + 2 at right angles at point X. Find the co-ordinates of X.**

**Solution:**

The given line equation is

x = 3y + 2 … (1)

3y = x – 2

y = 1/3 x – 2/3

So, slope of this line is 1/3.

And, the required line intersects the given line at right angle.

Thus, slope of the required line = -1/(1/3) = -3

And. the required line passes through (0, 0) = (x_{1}, y_{1})

So, the equation of the required line is:

y – y_{1} = m(x – x_{1})

y – 0 = -3(x – 0)

3x + y = 0 … (2)

Next,

Point X is the intersection of the lines (1) and (2).

Using (1) in (2), we get,

3(3y + 2) + y = 0

9y + 6 + y = 0

10y = -6

y = -6/10 = -3/5

And, finally

x = 3(-3/5) + 2 = -9/5 + 2 = 1/5

Thus, the co-ordinates of the point X are (1/5, -3/5).

**9. A straight line passes through the point (3, 2) and the portion of this line, intercepted between the positive axes, is bisected at this point. Find the equation of the line.**

**Solution: **

Let the line intersect the x-axis at point A (x, 0) and y-axis at point B (0, y).

Since, P is the mid-point of AB, we have:

(x/2, y/2) = (3, 2)

x = 6, y = 4

Thus, A = (6, 0) and B = (0, 4)

Slope of line AB = (4 – 0)/ (0 – 6) = 4/-6 = -2/3

And, let (x_{1}, y_{1}) = (6, 0)

So, the required equation of the line AB is given by

y – y_{1} = m(x – x_{1})

y – 0 = (-2/3) (x – 6)

3y = -2x + 12

2x + 3y = 12

**10. Find the equation of the line passing through the point of intersection of 7x + 6y = 71 and 5x – 8y = -23; and perpendicular to the line 4x – 2y = 1.**

**Solution: **

Given line equations are,

7x + 6y = 71 ⇒ 28x + 24 = 284 … (1)

5x – 8y = -23 ⇒ 15x – 24y = -69 … (2)

On adding (1) and (2), we have

43x = 215

x = 5

From (2), we get

8y = 5x + 23 = 25 + 23 = 48

⇒ y = 6

Hence, the required line passes through the point (5, 6).

Given, 4x – 2y = 1

2y = 4x – 1

y = 2x – (1/2)

So, the slope of this line = 2

And, the slope of the required line = -1/2 [As the lines are perpendicular to each other]

Thus, the required equation of the line is

y – y_{1} = m(x – x_{1})

y – 6 = (-1/2) (x – 5)

2y – 12 = -x + 5

x + 2y = 17

**11. Find the equation of the line which is perpendicular to the line x/a – y/b = 1 at the point where this line meets y-axis.**

**Solution:**

The given line equation is,

x/a – y/b = 1

y/b = x/a – 1

y = (b/a)x – b

The slope of this line = b/a

So, the slope of the required line = -1/(b/a) = – a/b

Let the line intersect at point P (0, y) on the y-axis.

So, putting x = 0 in the equation x/a – y/b = 1, we get

0 – y/b = 1

y = -b

Hence, P = (0, -b) = (x_{1}, y_{1})

Therefore,

The equation of the required line is

y – y_{1} = m (x – x_{1})

y + b = (-a/b) (x – 0)

by + b^{2} = -ax

ax + by + b^{2} = 0

**12. O (0, 0), A (3, 5) and B (-5, -3) are the vertices of triangle OAB. Find:**

**(i) the equation of median of triangle OAB through vertex O.**

**(ii) the equation of altitude of triangle OAB through vertex B.**

**Solution: **

(i) Let’s consider the median through O meets AB at D. So, D will be the mid-point of AB.

Co-ordinates of point D are:

The slope of OD = (1 – 0)/ (-1 – 0) = -1

And, (x_{1}, y_{1}) = (0, 0)

Hence, the equation of the median OD is

y – y_{1} = m(x – x_{1})

y – 0 = -1(x – 0)

x + y = 0

(ii) The altitude through vertex B is perpendicular to OA.

We have, slope of OA = (5 – 0)/ (3 – 0) = 5/3

Then, the slope of the required altitude = -1/(5/3) = -3/5

Hence, the equation of the required altitude through B is

y – y_{1} = m(x – x1)

y + 3 = (-3/5) (x + 5)

5y + 15 = -3x – 15

3x + 5y + 30 = 0

**13. Determine whether the line through points (-2, 3) and (4, 1) is perpendicular to the line 3x = y + 1.**

**Does the line 3x = y + 1 bisect the line segment joining the two given points?**

**Solution: **

Let A = (-2, 3) and B = (4, 1)

Slope of AB = m_{1} = (1 – 3)/(4 + 2) = -2/6 = -1/3

So, the equation of line AB is

y – y_{1} = m_{1}(x – x_{1})

y – 3 = (-1/3) (x + 2)

3y – 9 = -x – 2

x + 3y = 7 … (1)

Slope of the given line 3x = y + 1 is 3 = m_{2}.

It’s seen that, m_{1} x m_{2} = -1

Thus, the line through points A and B is perpendicular to the given line.

Given line is 3x = y +1 … (2)

The co-ordinates of the mid-point of AB are

Now, Let check if the point P satisfies the line equation (2)

3(1) = 2 + 1

3 = 3

Hence, the line 3x = y + 1 bisects the line segment joining the points A and B.

**14. Given a straight line x cos 30 ^{o} + y sin 30^{o} = 2. Determine the equation of the other line which is parallel to it and passes through (4, 3).**

**Solution: **

Given line equation, x cos 30^{o} + y sin 30^{o} = 2

So, the slope of this line = -√3

Slope of a line which is parallel to this given line = -√3

Let (4, 3) = (x_{1}, y_{1})

Therefore, the equation of the required line is given by

y – y_{1} = m_{1 }(x – x_{1})

y – 3 = -√3 (x – 4)

√3x + y = 4√3 + 3

**15. Find the value of k such that the line (k – 2)x + (k + 3)y – 5 = 0 is:**

**(i) perpendicular to the line 2x – y + 7 = 0**

**(ii) parallel to it.**

**Solution: **

Given line equation,

(k – 2)x + (k + 3)y – 5 = 0 …. (1)

(k + 3)y = -(k – 2)x + 5

y =

Slope of this line = m_{1} = (2 – k)/ (k + 3)

(i) Given, 2x – y + 7 = 0

y = 2x + 7 = 0

Slope of this line = m_{2} = 2

Given that, line (1) is perpendicular to 2x – y + 7 = 0

m_{1} x m_{2 }= -1

(2 – k)/ (k + 3) x 2 = -1

4 – 2k = -k – 3

k = 7

(ii) Line (1) is parallel to 2x – y + 7 = 0

So, m_{1} = m_{2}

(2 – k)/ (k + 3) = 2

2 – k = 2k + 6

3k = -4

k = -4/3

**16. The vertices of a triangle ABC are A (0, 5), B (-1, -2) and C (11, 7). Write down the equation of BC. Find:**

**(i) the equation of line through A and perpendicular to BC.**

**(ii) the co-ordinates of the point, where the perpendicular through A, as obtained in (i), meets BC.**

**Solution:**

Slope of BC = (7 + 2)/(11 +1) = 9/12 = 3/4

Then the equation of the line BC is

y + 2 = (x + 1) when x_{1 }= -1 and y_{1} = -2

4y + 8 = 3x + 3

3x – 4y = 5 …. (1)

(i) Slope of line perpendicular to BC will be = -1/(3/4) = -4/3

So, the required equation of the line through A (0, 5) and perpendicular to BC is given by

y – y_{1} = m_{1} (x – x_{1})

y – 5 = (x – 0)

3y – 15 = -4x

4x + 3y = 15 …. (2)

(ii) Hence, the required point will be the point of intersection of lines (1) and (2).

Solving (1) & (2),

(1) ⇒ 9x – 12y = 15

(2) ⇒ 16x + 12y = 60

Now, adding the above two equations, we get

25x = 75

x = 3

And, 4y = 3x – 5 = 9 – 5 = 4

y = 1

Thus, the co-ordinates of the required point is (3, 1).

**17. From the given figure, find:**

**(i) the co-ordinates of A, B and C.**

**(ii) the equation of the line through A and parallel to BC.**

**Solution: **

(i) A = (2, 3), B = (-1, 2), C = (3, 0)

(ii) Slope of BC = (0 – 2)/ (3 + 1) = -2/4 = -1/2

Slope of the line which is parallel to BC = Slope of BC = -1/2

(x_{1}, y_{1}) = (2, 3)

Hence, the required equation of the line through A and parallel to BC is given by

y – y_{1} = m_{1 }(x – x_{1})

y – 3 = (-1/2) (x – 2)

2y – 6 = -x + 2

x + 2y = 8

**18. P (3, 4), Q (7, -2) and R (-2, -1) are the vertices of triangle PQR. Write down the equation of the median of the triangle through R.**

**Solution: **

We know that, the median, RX through R will bisect the line PQ.

The co-ordinates of point X are

Slope of RX = (1 + 1)/ (5 + 2) = 2/7 = m

(x_{1}, y_{1}) = (-2, -1)

Then, the required equation of the median RX is given by

y – y_{1} = m_{1}(x – x_{1})

y + 1 = (2/7) (x + 2)

7y + 7 = 2x + 4

7y = 2x – 3

**19. A (8, -6), B (-4, 2) and C (0, -10) are vertices of a triangle ABC. If P is the mid-point of AB and Q is the mid-point of AC, use co-ordinate geometry to show that PQ is parallel to BC. Give a special name of quadrilateral PBCQ.**

**Solution: **

P is the mid-point of AB. Hence, the co-ordinates of point P are

Q is the mid-point of AC. So, the co-ordinate of point Q are

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

Slope of BC = (-10 – 2)/ (0 + 4) = -12/4 = -3

As, the slope of PQ = Slope of BC,

Therefore, PQ || BC

Also,

Slope of PB = (-2 – 2)/ (2 + 4) = -2/3

Slope of QC = (-8 + 10)/ (4 – 10) = 1/2

So, PB is not parallel to QC as their slopes are not equal

Thus, PBCQ is a trapezium.

**20. A line AB meets the x-axis at point A and y-axis at point B. The point P (-4, -2) divides the line segment AB internally such that AP: PB = 1: 2. Find:**

**(i) the co-ordinates of A and B.**

**(ii) the equation of line through P and perpendicular to AB.**

**Solution: **

(i) Let’s assume the co-ordinates of point A, lying on x-axis be (x, 0) and the co-ordinates of point B (lying y-axis) be (0, y).

Given,

P = (-4, -2) and AP: PB = 1:2

By section formula, we get

-4 = 2x/3 and -2 = y/3

x = -6 and y = -6

Hence, the co-ordinates of A and B are (-6, 0) and (0, -6).

(ii) Slope of AB = (-6 – 0)/ (0 + 6) = -6/6 = -1

Slope of the required line perpendicular to AB = -1/-1 = 1

Here, (x_{1}, y_{1}) = (-4, -2)

Therefore, the required equation of the line passing through P and perpendicular to AB is given by

y – y_{1} = m(x – x_{1})

y + 2 = 1(x + 4)

y + 2 = x + 4

y = x + 2