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**Practice Set 5.1 Page 107**

**1. Find the distance between each of the following pairs of points. **

**(1)A(2, 3), B(4, 1) **

**(2) P(-5, 7), Q(-1, 3) **

**(3) R(0, -3), S(0, 5/2 )**

**Solution:**

(1) Let A(x_{1}, y_{1}) and B(x_{2} , y_{2}) be the given points

By distance formula d(A,B) = √[(x_{2}-x_{1})^{2}+(y_{2}-y_{1})^{2}]

Here x_{1} = 2, y_{1} = 3 , x_{2} = 4, y_{2} = 1

d(A,B) = √[(4-2)^{2}+(1-3)^{2}]

= √[2^{2}+(-2)^{2}]

= √8

= 2√2

Hence the distance between A and B is 2√2 units.

(2) Let P(x_{1}, y_{1}) and Q(x_{2} , y_{2}) be the given points

By distance formula d(P,Q) = √[(x_{2}-x_{1})^{2}+(y_{2}-y_{1})^{2}]

Here x_{1} = -5, y_{1} = 7 , x_{2} = -1, y_{2} = 3

d(A,B) = √[(-1-(-5))^{2}+(3-7)^{2}]

= √[4^{2}+(-4)^{2}]

= √32

= 4√2

Hence the distance between P and Q is 4√2 units.

(3) Let R(x_{1}, y_{1}) and S(x_{2} , y_{2}) be the given points

By distance formula d(R,S) = √[(x_{2}-x_{1})^{2}+(y_{2}-y_{1})^{2}]

Here x_{1} = 0, y_{1} = -3 , x_{2} = 0, y_{2} = 5/2

d(A,B) = √[(0-0)^{2}+((5/2) -(-3))^{2}]

= √[0^{2}+(11/2)^{2}]

= √(121/4)

= 11/2

Hence the distance between P and Q is 11/2 units.

**2. Determine whether the points are collinear.**

**(1) A(1, -3), B(2, -5), C(-4, 7) **

**(2) L(-2, 3), M(1, -3), N(5, 4)**

**Solution:**

(1) If the sum of any two distances out of d(A, B), d(B, C) and d(A, C) is equal to the third , then the three points A, B and C are collinear.

we will find d(A, B), d(B, C) and d(A, C).

Co-ordinates of A = (1,-3)

Co-ordinates of B = (2,-5)

Co-ordinates of C = (-4,7)

By distance formula d(A,B) = √[(x_{2}-x_{1})^{2}+(y_{2}-y_{1})^{2}]

d(A,B) = √[(2-1)^{2}+(-5-(-3))^{2}]

d(A,B) = √[(1)^{2}+(-2)^{2}]

d(A,B) = √(1+4)

d(A,B) = √5 ……………(i)

By distance formula d(B,C) = √[(x_{2}-x_{1})^{2}+(y_{2}-y_{1})^{2}]

d(B,C) = √[(-4-2)^{2}+(7-(-5))^{2}]

d(B,C) = √[(-6)^{2}+(12)^{2}]

d(B,C) = √(36+144)

d(B,C) = √180

d(B,C) = 6√5 ………….(ii)

By distance formula d(A,C) = √[(x_{2}-x_{1})^{2}+(y_{2}-y_{1})^{2}]

d(A,C) = √[(-4-1)^{2}+(7-(-3))^{2}]

d(A,C) = √[(-5)^{2}+(10)^{2}]

d(A,C) = √(25+100)

d(A,C) = √125

d(A,C) = 5√5………….(iii)

From (i) , (ii) and (iii)

√5 +5√5 = 6√5

d(A,C)+d(A,B) = d(B,C)

Hence Points A, B, C are collinear.

(2) If the sum of any two distances out of d(L, M), d(M, N) and d(L, N) is equal to the third , then the three points L, M and N are collinear.

we will find d(L, M), d(M, N) and d(L, N).

Co-ordinates of L = (-2, 3)

Co-ordinates of M = (1, -3)

Co-ordinates of N = (5, 4)

By distance formula d(L,M) = √[(x_{2}-x_{1})^{2}+(y_{2}-y_{1})^{2}]

d(L,M) = √[(1-(-2))^{2}+(-3-3)^{2}]

d(L,M) = √[3^{2}+(-6)^{2}]

d(L,M) = √(9+36)

d(L,M) = √45

d(L,M) = 3√5……..(i)

By distance formula d(M,N) = √[(x_{2}-x_{1})^{2}+(y_{2}-y_{1})^{2}]

d(M,N) = √[(5-1)^{2}+(4-(-3))^{2}]

d(M,N) = √[4^{2}+7^{2}]

d(M,N) = √(16+49)

d(M,N)= √65……..(ii)

By distance formula d(L,N) = √[(x_{2}-x_{1})^{2}+(y_{2}-y_{1})^{2}]

d(L,N) = √[(5-(-2))^{2}+(4-3)^{2}]

d(L,N) = √[7^{2}+1^{2}]

d(L,N) = √(49+1)

d(L,M) = √50

d(L,M) =5 √2……..(iii)

Adding (i) and (iii)

d(L,M)+d(L,N) = 3√5+√50 ≠ √65

d(L,M)+d(L,N) ≠ d(M,N)

Points L,M,N are not collinear.

**3. Find the point on the X-axis which is equidistant from A(-3, 4) and B(1, -4).**

**Solution:**

Let C be the point on X axis equidistant from A(-3,4) and B(1,-4).

Since C lies on X axis, the Y co-ordinate of C is 0.

Let C = (x,0)

Co-ordinates of A = (-3, 4)

Co-ordinates of B = (1, -4)

Since C is equidistant from A and B ,

AC = BC

By distance formula, d(A,C) = √[(x_{2}-x_{1})^{2}+(y_{2}-y_{1})^{2}]

d(A,C) = √[(x-(-3))^{2}+(0-4)^{2}]

d(A,C) = √[(x+3)^{2}+(4)^{2}]

d(A,C) = √[(x+3)^{2}+16] ……(i)

By distance formula, d(B,C) = √[(x_{2}-x_{1})^{2}+(y_{2}-y_{1})^{2}]

d(B,C) = √[(x-1)^{2}+(0-(-4))^{2}]

d(B,C) = √[(x-1)^{2}+(4)^{2}]

d(B,C) = √[(x-1)^{2}+16] ……(ii)

Equating (i) and (ii) [∵AC = BC]

√[(x+3)^{2}+16] = √[(x-1)^{2}+16]

Squaring both sides

(x+3)^{2}+16 = (x-1)^{2}+16

x^{2}+6x+9+16 = x^{2}-2x+1+16

x^{2}+6x+25 = x^{2}-2x+17

8x = -8

x = -8/8 = -1

Hence the point on X axis which is equidistant from A and B is C(-1,0)

**4. Verify that points P(-2, 2), Q(2, 2) and R(2, 7) are vertices of a right angled triangle.**

**Solution:**

Given P(-2, 2), Q(2, 2) and R(2, 7).

If the square of the length of the longest side of a triangle is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides, then the triangle is a right triangle.

By distance formula , distance between two points = √[(x_{2}-x_{1})^{2}+(y_{2}-y_{1})^{2}]

PQ = √[(2-(-2))^{2}+(2-2)^{2}]

PQ = √[(4^{2}+0^{2}]

PQ = √16

PQ = 4 …..(i)

QR = √[(2-2)^{2}+(7-2)^{2}]

QR = √[(0)^{2}+(5)^{2}]

QR = √25

QR = 5 …….(ii)

PR = √[(2-(-2))^{2}+(7-2)^{2}]

PR = √[4^{2}+5^{2}]

PR = √16+25

PR = √41…….(iii)

PQ^{2}+QR^{2} = 4^{2}+5^{2}

= 16+25

=41

PR^{2 }= 41

PQ^{2}+QR^{2} = PR^{2}

PQR is a right triangle.

P,Q,R are the vertices of a right angled triangle.

**Practice Set 5.2 Page 115**

**1. Find the coordinates of point P if P divides the line segment joining the points A(-1,7) and B(4,-3) in the ratio 2:3.**

**Solution:**

Let the co-ordinates of P be (x, y).

A(-1,7) and B(4,-3) are the given points.

x_{1} = -1 , y_{1} = 7 , x_{2} = 4 , y_{2} = -3 , m = 2 and n = 3

By Section formula x = (mx_{2}+nx_{1})/(m+n)

x = (2×4+3×-1)/(2+3)

x = (8-3)/5

x = 5/5

x= 1

By Section formula y = (my_{2}+ny_{1})/(m+n)

y = (2×-3+3×7)/5

y = (-6+21)/5

y = 15/5

y = 3

Hence the co-ordinate of point P is (1,3).

**2. In each of the following examples find the co-ordinates of point A which divides segment PQ in the ratio a:b.**

**(1) P(-3, 7), Q(1, -4), a:b = 2:1**

**(2) P(-2, -5), Q(4, 3), a:b = 3:4**

**(3) P(2, 6), Q(-4, 1), a:b = 1:2**

**Solution:**

(1) Let the co-ordinates of A be (x, y).

P(-3, 7) and Q(1, -4) are the given points.

x_{1} = -3 , y_{1} = 7 , x_{2} = 1 , y_{2} = -4 , m = 2 and n = 1

By Section formula x = (mx_{2}+nx_{1})/(m+n)

x = (2×1+1×-3)/(2+1)

x = -1/3

By Section formula y = (my_{2}+ny_{1})/(m+n)

y = (2×-4+1×7)/3

y = (-8+7)/3

y = -1/3

Hence the co-ordinates of A is (-1/3 , -1/3)

(2) Let the co-ordinates of A be (x, y).

P(-2, -5), and Q(4, 3), are the given points.

x_{1} = -2 , y_{1} = -5 , x_{2} = 4 , y_{2} = 3 , m = 3 and n = 4

By Section formula x = (mx_{2}+nx_{1})/(m+n)

x = (3×4+4×-2)/(3+4)

x = (12+-8)/(3+4)

x = 4/7

By Section formula y = (my_{2}+ny_{1})/(m+n)

y = (3×3+4×-5)/(3+4)

y = (9-20)/7

y = -11/7

Hence the co-ordinates of A is (4/7 , -11/7)

(3) Let the co-ordinates of A be (x, y).

P(2, 6), and Q(-4, 1), are the given points.

x_{1} = 2 , y_{1} = 6 , x_{2} = -4, y_{2} = 1 , m =1 and n = 2

By section formula x = (mx_{2}+nx_{1})/(m+n)

x = (1×-4+2×2)/(1+2)

x = (-4+4)/(1+2)

x = 0

By Section formula y = (my_{2}+ny_{1})/(m+n)

y = (1×1+2×6)/(1+2)

y = (1+12)/3

y = 13/3

Hence the co-ordinates of A is (0 , 13/3)

**3. Find the ratio in which point T(-1, 6)divides the line segment joining the points P(-3, 10) and Q(6, -8).**

**Solution:**

Let, point T(-1,6) divides segment PQ in the ratio m:n

Given P(-3, 10) and Q(6, -8).

x = -1 , y = 6

x_{1 }= -3 , y_{1 } = 10

x_{2 }= 6 , y_{2 } = -8

By Section formula, x = (mx_{2}+nx_{1})/(m+n)

-1 = m×6+n×-3/(m+n)

-1 = 6m-3n/(m+n)

-m+-n = 6m-3n

2n = 7m

m/n = 2/7

m:n = 2:7

Point T divides PQ is the ratio 2:7.

**4. Point P is the centre of the circle and AB is a diameter . Find the coordinates of point B if coordinates of point A and P are (2, -3) and (-2, 0) respectively. **

**Solution:**

Given co-ordinates of P = (-2,0) = (x,y)

Co-ordinates of A = (2,-3) = (x_{1}, y_{1})

Let co-ordinates of B = (x_{2},y_{2})

Since P is the midpoint of diameter AB ,

By midpoint formula x = (x_{1}+x_{2})/2

-2 = 2+x_{2}/2

x_{2 }= -4-2

x_{2 }= -6

y = (y_{1}+y_{2})/2

0 = (-3+y_{2})/2

-3+y_{2} = 0

y_{2} = 3

Hence the co-ordinates of point B is (-6,3).

**5. Find the ratio in which point P(k, 7) divides the segment joining A(8, 9) and B(1, 2). Also find k .**

**Solution:**

Let P (x, y) , A (x_{1}, y_{1}) and B (x_{2}, y_{2}) and be the given points.

Here, x = k, y = 7, x_{1} = 8, y_{1} = 9, x_{2} = 1, y_{2} = 2,

By Section formula y = (my_{2}+ny_{1})/(m+n)

7 = m×2+n×9/(m+n)

7 = 2m+9n/(m+n)

7m+7n = 2m+9n

7m-2n = 9n-7n

5m = 2n

m/n = 2/5

Hence m:n = 2:5.

By Section formula, x = (mx_{2}+nx_{1})/(m+n)

k = (2×1+5×8)/2+5

k = (2+40)/7

k = 42/7 = 6

Hence value of k is 6.

Hence P(6,7) divides the segment in the ration 2:5.

**6. Find the coordinates of midpoint of the segment joining the points (22, 20) and (0, 16).**

**Solution:**

Let (x_{1},y_{1}) = (22,20)

(x_{2},y_{2}) = (0,16)

Let co-ordinate of midpoint be A(x,y)

By Midpoint formula x = (x_{1}+x_{2})/2 and y = (y_{1}+y_{2})/2

x = (22+0)/2 = 11

y = (20+16)/2 = 36/2 = 18

Hence co-ordinates of midpoint are (11,18).

**Practice Set 5.3 Page 121**

**1. Angles made by the line with the positive direction of X-axis are given. Find the slope of these lines. **

**(1) 45° **

**(2) 60° **

**(3) 90°**

**Solution:**

(1) Given angle made by line with positive direction of X axis, = 45˚.

Slope of the line ,m = tan

m = tan 45˚ = 1

Hence slope of the line is 1.

(2) Given angle made by line with positive direction of X axis, = 60˚.

Slope of the line ,m = tan

m = tan 60˚ = √3

Hence slope of the line is √3.

(3) Given angle made by line with positive direction of X axis, = 90˚.

Slope of the line ,m = tan

m = tan 90˚ = not defined

Hence slope of the line cannot be determined.

**2. Find the slopes of the lines passing through the given points.**

**(1) A (2, 3) , B (4, 7) **

**(2) P (-3, 1) , Q (5, -2)**

**(3) C (5, -2) , D (7, 3) **

**(4) L (-2, -3) , M (-6, -8)**

**(5) E(-4, -2) , F (6, 3)**

**(6) T (0, -3) , S (0, 4)**

**Solution:**

(1) Given A(2,3) and B(4,7)

x_{1} = 2

y_{1} = 3

x_{2} = 4

y_{2} = 7

Slope of the line AB = (y_{2}-y_{1})/ (x_{2}-x_{1})

= (7-3)/(4-2)

= 4/2 = 2

Hence Slope of line AB is 2.

(2) Given P(-3,1) and Q(5,-2)

x_{1} = -3

y_{1} = 1

x_{2} = 5

y_{2} = -2

Slope of the line PQ = (y_{2}-y_{1})/ (x_{2}-x_{1})

= (-2-1)/(5-(-3))

= -3/8

Hence Slope of line PQ is -3/8.

(3) Given C(5,-2) and D(7,3)

x_{1} = 5

y_{1} = -2

x_{2} = 7

y_{2} = 3

Slope of the line CD = (y_{2}-y_{1})/ (x_{2}-x_{1})

= (3-(-2))/(7-5)

= 5/2

Hence Slope of line CD is 5/2.

(4) Given L(-2,-3) and M(-6,-8)

x_{1} = -2

y_{1} = -3

x_{2} = -6

y_{2} = -8

Slope of the line LM = (y_{2}-y_{1})/ (x_{2}-x_{1})

= (-8-(-3))/(-6-(-2))

= -5/-4 = 5/4

Hence Slope of line LM is 5/4.

(5) Given E(-4,-2) and F(6,3)

x_{1} = -4

y_{1} = -2

x_{2} = 6

y_{2} = 3

Slope of the line EF = (y_{2}-y_{1})/ (x_{2}-x_{1})

= (3-(-2))/(6-(-4))

= 5/10 = 1/5

Hence Slope of line EF is 1/2.

(6) Given T(0,-3) and S(0,4)

x_{1} = 0

y_{1} = -3

x_{2} = 0

y_{2} = 4

Slope of the line TS = (y_{2}-y_{1})/ (x_{2}-x_{1})

= (4-(-3))/(0-0)

= 7/0 = not defined

Hence Slope of line TS cannot be determined.

**3. Determine whether the following points are collinear. **

**(1) A(-1, -1), B(0, 1), C(1, 3) **

**(2) D(-2, -3), E(1, 0), F(2, 1)**

**(3) L(2, 5), M(3, 3), N(5, 1)**

**Solution:**

(1) A(-1, -1), B(0, 1), C(1, 3) are the given points.

Slope of line AB = (y_{2}-y_{1})/ (x_{2}-x_{1})

= (1-(-1))/(0-(-1))

= 2/1 = 2

Slope of line BC = (y_{2}-y_{1})/ (x_{2}-x_{1})

= (3-1)/(1-0)

= 2

Slope of line AB and BC are equal.

Point B lies on both lines.

Point A,B,C are collinear.

(2) D(-2, -3), E(1, 0), F(2, 1) are the given points.

Slope of line DE = (y_{2}-y_{1})/ (x_{2}-x_{1})

= (0-(-3))/(1-(-2))

= 3/3 = 1

Slope of line EF = (y_{2}-y_{1})/ (x_{2}-x_{1})

= (1-0)/(2-1)

= 1/1 = 1

Slope of line DE and EF are equal.

Point E lies on both lines.

Point D,E,F are collinear.

(3) L(2, 5), M(3, 3), N(5, 1)are the given points.

Slope of line LM = (y_{2}-y_{1})/ (x_{2}-x_{1})

= (3-5)/(3-2)

= -2/1 = -2

Slope of line MN = (y_{2}-y_{1})/ (x_{2}-x_{1})

= (1-3)/(5-3)

= -2/2 = -1

Slope of line LM and MN are not equal.

Point L,M,N are not collinear.

**4. If A (1, -1),B (0, 4),C (-5, 3) are vertices of a triangle then find the slope of each side.**

**Solution:**

A (1, -1),B (0, 4),C (-5, 3) are the given points.

Slope of line AB = (y_{2}-y_{1})/ (x_{2}-x_{1})

= (4-(-1))/(0-1)

= 5/-1 = -5

Slope of line BC = (y_{2}-y_{1})/ (x_{2}-x_{1})

= (3-4)/(-5-0)

= -1/-5 = 1/5

Slope of line AC = (y_{2}-y_{1})/ (x_{2}-x_{1})

= (3-(-1))/(-5-1)

= 4/-6 = -2/3

Hence the slopes of the sides AB, BC and AC are -5, 1/5 , -2/3 respectively.

**Problem Set 5 Page 122**

**1. Fill in the blanks using correct alternatives.**

** (1)Seg AB is parallel to Y-axis and coordinates of point A are (1,3) then co-ordinates of point B can be …….. . **

**(A) (3,1) (B) (5,3) (C) (3,0) (D) (1,-3)**

**Solution:**

Given AB parallel to Y axis. So x- coordinate of all points on A will be same.

Co-ordinates of A = (1,3)

Co-ordinates of B can be (1,-3).

Hence Option D is the answer.

**(2) Out of the following, point …….. lies to the right of the origin on X- axis.**

** (A) (-2,0) (B) (0,2) (C) (2,3) (D) (2,0)**

**Solution:**

If a point is on X axis , y co-ordinate will be zero.

Since the point lies to right of origin, x co-ordinate will be positive.

So (2,0) lies to the right of the origin on X- axis.

Hence option D is the answer

**(3) Distance of point (-3,4) from the origin is …… .**

** (A) 7 (B) 1 (C) 5 (D) -5**

**Solution:**

Co-ordinates of origin are (0, 0).

Hence if co-ordinates of point P are (x, y) then d(O, P) = √(x^{2}+y^{2})

Distance of (-3,4) from origin = √(-3^{2}+4^{2}) = √(9+16) = √25 = 5

Hence option C is the answer.

**(4) A line makes an angle of 30° with the positive direction of X- axis. **

**So the slope of the line is ………. .**

**1/2 (B) √3/2 (C) 1/√3 (D) √3**

**Solution:**

Given angle made by line with positive direction of X axis, = 30˚.

Slope of the line ,m = tan

m = tan 30˚ = 1/√3

Hence option C is the answer.

**2. Determine whether the given points are collinear. **

**(1) A(0,2) , B(1,-0.5), C(2,-3)**

**(2) P(1, 2) , Q(2, 8/5 ) , R(3, 6/5 )**

**(3) L(1,2) , M(5,3) , N(8,6)**

**Solution:**

(1) A(0,2) , B(1,-0.5), C(2,-3) are the given points.

Slope of line AB = (y_{2}-y_{1})/ (x_{2}-x_{1})

= (-0.5-2)/(1-0))

= -2.5/1 = -2.5

Slope of line BC = (y_{2}-y_{1})/ (x_{2}-x_{1})

= (-3-(-0.5))/(2-1)

= -2.5/1 = -2.5

Slope of line AB and BC are equal.

Point B lies on both lines.

Point A,B,C are collinear.

(2) P(1, 2) , Q(2, 8/5 ) , R(3, 6/5 ) are the given points.

Slope of line PQ = (y_{2}-y_{1})/ (x_{2}-x_{1})

= ((8/5)-2)/(2-1))

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

Slope of line QR = (y_{2}-y_{1})/ (x_{2}-x_{1})

= (6/5-(8/5))/(3-2)

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

Slope of line PQ and QR are equal.

Point Q lies on both lines.

Point P,Q,R are collinear.

(3) L(1,2) , M(5,3) , N(8,6)** **are the given points.

Slope of line LM = (y_{2}-y_{1})/ (x_{2}-x_{1})

= (3-2)/(5-1))

= 1/4

Slope of line MN = (y_{2}-y_{1})/ (x_{2}-x_{1})

= (6-3)/(8-5)

=3/3 = 1

Slope of line LM ≠ Slope of MN

Point L,M,N are not collinear.

**3. Find the coordinates of the midpoint of the line segment joining P(0,6) and Q(12,20).**

**Solution:**

Given P(x_{1},y_{1}) = (0,6)

Q(x_{2},y_{2}) = (12,20)

Let co-ordinate of midpoint be M(x,y)

By Midpoint formula x = (x_{1}+x_{2})/2 and y = (y_{1}+y_{2})/2

x = (0+12)/2 = 6

y = (6+20)/2 = 26/2 = 13

Hence co-ordinates of midpoint of PQ are (6,13).

**4. Find the ratio in which the line segment joining the points A(3,8) and B(-9, 3) is divided by the Y- axis.**

**Solution:**

Suppose, P be the point on Y axis divides segment AB in the ratio m:n.

Since P lies on Y axis, its x co-oordinate is zero.

Let P = (0,y)

By Section formula, x = (mx_{2}+nx_{1})/(m+n)

Given A(x_{1},y_{1}) = (3,8)

B(x_{2},y_{2}) = (-9,3)

0 = m×-9+n×3/(m+n)

0 = (-9m+3n)/(m+n)

-9m+3n = 0

-9m = -3n

m/n = 3/9 = 1/3

The required ratio m:n = 1:3.

**5. Find the point on X-axis which is equidistant from P(2,-5) and Q(-2,9).**

**Solution:**

Let M be the point on X-axis which is equidistant from P(2,-5) and Q(-2,9).

Since the point M is on X-axis, its y co-ordinate is zero.

M = (x,0)

Since M is equidistant from P and Q,

PM = QM ………..(i)

by Distance formula, PM = √[(x_{2}-x_{1})^{2}+(y_{2}-y_{1})^{2}]

= √[(x-2)^{2}+(0-(-5))^{2}]

= √[(x-2)^{2}+(5)^{2}]

= √(x^{2}-4x+4+25)

= √(x^{2}-4x+29)

by Distance formula, QM = √[(x_{2}-x_{1})^{2}+(y_{2}-y_{1})^{2}]

= √[(x-(-2))^{2}+(0-9)^{2}]

= √[(x+2)^{2}+(9)^{2}]

= √(x^{2}+4x+85)

From (i)

√(x^{2}-4x+29) = √(x^{2}+4x+85)

Squaring both sides

x^{2}-4x+29 = x^{2}+4x+85

-8x = 85-29

-8x = 56

x = 56/-8

x = -7

Hence the point on X axis equidistant from P(2,-5) and Q(-2,9) is (-7,0).

**6. Find the distances between the following points.**

** (i) A(a, 0), B(0, a) **

**(ii) P(-6, -3), Q(-1, 9) **

**(iii) R(-3a, a), S(a, -2a)**

**Solution:**

(i) Given points are A(a,0) and B(0,a)

x_{1} = a , y_{1}= 0, x_{2} = 0, y_{2} = a

By Distance formula,

d(A,B) = √[(x_{2}-x_{1})^{2}+(y_{2}-y_{1})^{2}]

d(A,B) = √[(0-a)^{2}+(a-0)^{2}]

= √(a^{2}+a^{2})

= √(2a^{2})

= a√2 units.

Hence the distance between the points A and B is a√2 units.

(ii) Given points are P(-6,-3) and Q(-1,9)

x_{1} = -6 , y_{1}= -3, x_{2} = -1, y_{2} = 9

By Distance formula,

d(P,Q) = √[(x_{2}-x_{1})^{2}+(y_{2}-y_{1})^{2}]

d(P,Q) = √[(-1-(-6))^{2}+(9-(-3))^{2}]

= √(5^{2}+12^{2})

= √(25+144)

= √169

= 13

Hence the distance between the points P and Q is 13 units.

(iii) Given points are R(-3a, a) and S(a, -2a)

x_{1} = -3a, y_{1}= a, x_{2} = a, y_{2} = -2a

By Distance formula,

d(R,S) = √[(x_{2}-x_{1})^{2}+(y_{2}-y_{1})^{2}]

d(R,S) = √[(a-(-3a))^{2}+(-2a-a)^{2}]

= √(4a)^{2}+(-3a)^{2})

= √(16a^{2}+9a^{2})

= √(25a^{2})

= 5a

Hence the distance between the points R and S is 5a units.

**7. Find the coordinates of the circumcentre of a triangle whose vertices are (-3,1), (0,-2) and (1,3).**

**Solution:**

Let A(-3,1), B(0,-2) and C(1,3) be the vertices of the triangle.

Let O(h,k) be the circumcentre of the triangle.

OA , OB and OC are the radii of the circle.

OA = OB………………….(i)

By distance formula, OA = √[(x_{2}-x_{1})^{2}+(y_{2}-y_{1})^{2}]

√[(h–3)^{2}+(k-1)^{2}] = √[(h+3)^{2}+(k-1)^{2}] ……..(ii)

OB = √[(h-0)^{2}+(k-(-2))^{2}]

= √[(h^{2}+(k+2)^{2}] …………………………..(iii)

Equating (ii) and (iii)

√[(h+3)^{2}+(k-1)^{2}] = √[(h^{2}+(k+2)^{2}]

Squaring both sides

[(h+3)^{2}+(k-1)

^{2}] = [(h

^{2}+(k+2)

^{2}]

h^{2}+6h+9+k^{2}-2k+1 = h^{2}+k^{2}+4k+4

6h-2k+10 = 4k+4

6h-6k = -6

h-k = -1 ……….(a) [Dividing both sides by 6]

OB = OC [radii of same circle]

OC = √[(h-1)^{2}+(k-3)^{2}]

= √[h^{2}-2h+1+k^{2}-6k+9]

=√[ h^{2}-2h+k^{2}-6k+10] ……..(iv)

Equating (iii) and (iv)

√[(h^{2}+(k+2)^{2}] = √[ h^{2}-2h+k^{2}-6k+10]

Squaring both sides

(h^{2}+(k+2)^{2} = h^{2}-2h+k^{2}-6k+10

(h^{2}+k^{2}+4k+4 = h^{2}-2h+k^{2}-6k+10

4k+4 = -2h-6k +10

4k+6k+2h = 10-4

10k+2h = 6

Divide by 2 on both sides , we get

5k+h = 3 ………(b)

Solving (a) and (b)

h-k = -1…….(a)

h+5k = 3 ……..(b)

(a)-(b)

h-k = -1

-h-5k = -3

-6k = -4

k = -4/-6 = 2/3

Substitute the value of k in (a)

h-k = -1

h-(2/3) = -1

h = -1+(2/3)

h= (-3/3)+(2/3)

h = -1/3

Hence the co-ordinates of circumcentre of triangle are (-1/3 , 2/3)

**8. In the following examples, can the segment joining the given points form a triangle ? If triangle is formed, state the type of the triangle considering sides of the triangle.**

**(1) L(6,4) , M(-5,-3) , N(-6,8)**

**(2) P(-2,-6) , Q(-4,-2), R(-5,0)**

**(3) A( √2 , √2 ), B( – √2 , – √2 ), C( – √6 , √6 )**

**Solution:**

(1) Given points are L(6,4) , M(-5,-3) , N(-6,8).

By distance formula LM = √[(x_{2}-x_{1})^{2}+(y_{2}-y_{1})^{2}]

= √[(-5-6)^{2}+(-3-4)^{2}]

= √[(-11)^{2}+(-7)^{2}]

= √[121+49]

= √170

LM = √170 …………(i)

By distance formula MN = √[(x_{2}-x_{1})^{2}+(y_{2}-y_{1})^{2}]

= √[(-6-(-5))^{2}+(8-(-3))^{2}]

= √[(-1)^{2}+(11)^{2}]

= √(1+121)

= √(122)

MN = √122 ……………(ii)

By distance formula LN = √[(x_{2}-x_{1})^{2}+(y_{2}-y_{1})^{2}]

= √[(-6-6)^{2}+(8-4)^{2}]

= √[(-12^{2}+(4)^{2}]

= √(144+16)

= √(160)

LN = √160 …………..(iii)

(MN +LN ) LM

These points are not collinear.

We can construct a triangle through 3 non collinear points.

LM ≠ MN ≠ LN

Triangle formed is a scalene triangle.

(2) Given points are P(-2,-6) , Q(-4,-2), R(-5,0)

By distance formula PQ = √[(x_{2}-x_{1})^{2}+(y_{2}-y_{1})^{2}]

= √[(-4-(-2)^{2}+(-2-(-6))^{2}]

= √[(-2)^{2}+(4)^{2}]

= √[4+16]

= √20

= 2√5

PQ = 2√5 …………(i)

By distance formula QR = √[(x_{2}-x_{1})^{2}+(y_{2}-y_{1})^{2}]

= √[(-5-(-4))^{2}+(0-(-2))^{2}]

= √[(-1)^{2}+(2)^{2}]

= √(1+4)

= √(5)

QR = √5 ……………(ii)

By distance formula PR = √[(x_{2}-x_{1})^{2}+(y_{2}-y_{1})^{2}]

= √[(-5-(-2))^{2}+(0-(-6))^{2}]

= √[(-3^{2}+(6)^{2}]

= √(9+36)

= √(45)

= 3√5

PR = 3√5 …………..(iii)

Add (i) and (ii)

2√5+√5 = 3√5

d(P,Q)+d(Q,R) = d(P,R)

P,Q,R are collinear points.

So we cannot construct a triangle with these collinear points.

**9. Find k if the line passing through points P(-12,-3) and Q(4, k)has slope 1/2 .**

**Solution:**

Given points are P(-12,-3) and Q(4, k).

x_{1} = -12 , y_{1} = -3 , x_{2} = 4 , y_{2} = k

Slope of line PQ = (y_{2}-y_{1})/ (x_{2}-x_{1})

= (k-(-3))/(4-(-12)

= (k+3)/16

Given slope of line passing through P and Q is 1/2.

½ = (k+3)/16

2(k+3) = 16

k+3 = 8

k = 8-3 = 5

Hence the value of k is 5.

**10. Show that the line joining the points A(4, 8) and B(5, 5) is parallel to the line joining the points C(2,4) and D(1,7).**

**Solution:**

Proof

Given co-ordinates of A = (4,8)

Co-ordinates of B = (5,5)

Slope of line AB = (y_{2}-y_{1})/ (x_{2}-x_{1})

= (5-8)/(5-4)

= -3/1 = -3

Given co-ordinates of C = (2,4)

Co-ordinates of D = (1,7)

Slope of line CD = (y_{2}-y_{1})/ (x_{2}-x_{1})

= (7-4)/(1-2)

= 3/-1 = -3

Slope of line AB = Slope of line CD

Line AB is parallel to line CD.

Hence proved.

**11. Show that points P(1,-2), Q(5,2), R(3,-1), S(-1,-5) are the vertices of a parallelogram.**

**Solution:**

Proof

Given points are P(1,-2), Q(5,2), R(3,-1), S(-1,-5).

By distance formula PQ = √[(x_{2}-x_{1})^{2}+(y_{2}-y_{1})^{2}]

PQ = √[(5-1)^{2}+(2-(-2))^{2}]

= √[(4)^{2}+(4)^{2}]

= √[(16+16)]

= √32

PQ = √32 ………………(i)

By distance formula QR = √[(x_{2}-x_{1})^{2}+(y_{2}-y_{1})^{2}]

QR = √[(3-5)^{2}+(-1-2)^{2}]

= √[(-2)^{2}+(-3)^{2}]

= √[(4+9)]

= √13

QR = √13 ………………(ii)

By distance formula RS = √[(x_{2}-x_{1})^{2}+(y_{2}-y_{1})^{2}]

RS = √[(-1-3)^{2}+(-5-(-1))^{2}]

= √[(-4)^{2}+(-4)^{2}]

= √[(16+16)]

= √32

RS = √32 ………………(iii)

By distance formula PS = √[(x_{2}-x_{1})^{2}+(y_{2}-y_{1})^{2}]

PS = √[(-1-1)^{2}+(-5-(-2))^{2}]

= √[(-2)^{2}+(-3)^{2}]

= √[(4+9)]

= √13

PS = √13 ………………(iv)

Here PQ = RS [From (i) and (iii)]

and QR = PS [From (ii) and (iv)]

Hence PQRS is a parallelogram. [For a parallelogram , opposite sides are equal]

Points P, Q, R, and S are the vertices of a parallelogram.

Hence proved.

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