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A conic section is a chapter that deals with different sections of cones. There are a wide variety of topics covered in its first exercise. The Exercise 11.1 of NCERT Solutions for Class 11 Maths Chapter 11- Conic Sections is based on the following topics:

- Introduction
- Sections of a Cone
- Circle, ellipse, parabola and hyperbola
- Degenerated conic sections

- Circle

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### Solutions for Class 11 Maths Chapter 11 â€“ Exercise 11.1

**In each of the following Exercise 1 to 5, find the equation of the circle with
1. Centre (0, 2) and radius 2**

**Solution:**

Given:

Centre (0, 2) and radius 2

Let us consider the equation of a circle with centre (h, k) and

Radius r is given as (x â€“ h)^{2 }+ (y â€“ k)^{2 }= r^{2}

So, centre (h, k) = (0, 2) and radius (r) = 2

The equation of the circle is

(x â€“ 0)^{2 }+ (y â€“ 2)^{2 }= 2^{2}

x^{2 }+ y^{2 }+ 4 â€“ 4y = 4

x^{2 }+ y^{2}Â â€“ 4y = 0

âˆ´ The equation of the circle is x^{2 }+ y^{2}Â â€“ 4y = 0

**2. Centre (â€“2, 3) and radius 4**

**Solution:**

Given:

Centre (-2, 3) and radius 4

Let us consider the equation of a circle with centre (h, k) and

Radius r is given as (x â€“ h)^{2 }+ (y â€“ k)^{2 }= r^{2}

So, centre (h, k) = (-2, 3) and radius (r) = 4

The equation of the circle is

(x + 2)^{2}Â + (y â€“ 3)^{2}Â = (4)^{2}

x^{2}Â + 4x + 4 + y^{2}Â â€“ 6y + 9 = 16

x^{2}Â + y^{2}Â + 4x â€“ 6y â€“ 3 = 0

âˆ´ The equation of the circle is x^{2}Â + y^{2}Â + 4x â€“ 6y â€“ 3 = 0

**3. Centre (1/2, 1/4) and radius (1/12)**

**Solution:**

Given:

Centre (1/2, 1/4) and radius 1/12

Let us consider the equation of a circle with centre (h, k) and

Radius r is given as (x â€“ h)^{2 }+ (y â€“ k)^{2 }= r^{2}

So, centre (h, k) = (1/2, 1/4) and radius (r) = 1/12

The equation of the circle is

(x â€“ 1/2)^{2} + (y â€“ 1/4)^{2} = (1/12)^{2}

x^{2} â€“ x + Â¼ + y^{2} â€“ y/2 + 1/16 = 1/144

x^{2} â€“ x + Â¼ + y^{2} â€“ y/2 + 1/16 = 1/144

144x^{2}Â â€“ 144x + 36 + 144y^{2}Â â€“ 72y + 9 â€“ 1 = 0

144x^{2}Â â€“ 144x + 144y^{2}Â â€“ 72y + 44 = 0

36x^{2}Â + 36x + 36y^{2} â€“ 18y + 11 = 0

36x^{2}Â + 36y^{2}Â â€“ 36x â€“ 18y + 11= 0

âˆ´ The equation of the circle is 36x^{2}Â + 36y^{2}Â â€“ 36x â€“ 18y + 11= 0

**4. Centre (1, 1) and radius âˆš2**

**Solution:**

Given:

Centre (1, 1) and radius âˆš2

Let us consider the equation of a circle with centre (h, k) and

Radius r is given as (x â€“ h)^{2 }+ (y â€“ k)^{2 }= r^{2}

So, centre (h, k) = (1, 1) and radius (r) = âˆš2

The equation of the circle is

(x-1)^{2}Â + (y-1)^{2 }= (âˆš2)^{2}

x^{2}Â â€“ 2x + 1 + y^{2}Â -2y + 1 = 2

x^{2}Â + y^{2}Â â€“ 2x -2y = 0

âˆ´ The equation of the circle is x^{2}Â + y^{2}Â â€“ 2x -2y = 0

**5. Centre (â€“a, â€“b) and radius âˆš(a ^{2} â€“ b^{2})**

**Solution:**

Given:

Centre (-a, -b) and radius âˆš(a^{2} â€“ b^{2})

Let us consider the equation of a circle with centre (h, k) and

Radius r is given as (x â€“ h)^{2 }+ (y â€“ k)^{2 }= r^{2}

So, centre (h, k) = (-a, -b) and radius (r) = âˆš(a^{2} â€“ b^{2})

The equation of the circle is

(x + a)^{2}Â + (y + b)^{2}Â = (âˆš(a^{2} â€“ b^{2})^{2})

x^{2}Â + 2ax + a^{2}Â + y^{2}Â + 2by + b^{2}Â = a^{2}Â â€“ b^{2}

x^{2}Â + y^{2}Â +2ax + 2by + 2b^{2}Â = 0

âˆ´ The equation of the circle is x^{2}Â + y^{2}Â +2ax + 2by + 2b^{2}Â = 0

**In each of the following Exercise 6 to 9, find the centre and radius of the circles.**

6. (x + 5)^{2}Â + (y â€“ 3)^{2}Â = 36

**Solution:**

Given:

The equation of the given circle is (x + 5)^{2}Â + (y â€“ 3)^{2}Â = 36

(x â€“ (-5))^{2} + (y â€“ 3)^{2}Â = 6^{2} [which is of the form (x â€“ h)^{2}Â + (y â€“ k )^{2}Â = r^{2}]

Where, h = -5, k = 3 and r = 6

âˆ´ The centre of the given circle is (-5, 3) and its radius is 6.

**7. x ^{2}Â + y^{2}Â â€“ 4x â€“ 8y â€“ 45 = 0**

**Solution:**

Given:

The equation of the given circle is x^{2}Â + y^{2}Â â€“ 4x â€“ 8y â€“ 45 = 0.

x^{2}Â + y^{2}Â â€“ 4x â€“ 8y â€“ 45 = 0

(x^{2}Â â€“ 4x) + (y^{2}Â -8y) = 45

(x^{2} â€“ 2(x) (2) + 2^{2}) + (y^{2} â€“ 2(y) (4) + 4^{2}) â€“ 4 â€“ 16 = 45

(x â€“ 2)^{2}Â + (y â€“ 4)^{2}Â = 65

(x â€“ 2)^{2}Â + (y â€“ 4)^{2}Â = (âˆš65)^{2} [which is form (x-h)^{2}Â +(y-k)^{2}Â = r^{2}]

Where h = 2, K = 4 and r = âˆš65

âˆ´ The centre of the given circle is (2, 4) and its radius is âˆš65.

**8. x ^{2}Â + y^{2}Â â€“ 8x + 10y â€“ 12 = 0**

**Solution:**

Given:

The equation of the given circle is x^{2}Â + y^{2}Â -8x + 10y -12 = 0.

x^{2}Â + y^{2}Â â€“ 8x + 10y â€“ 12 = 0

(x^{2}Â â€“ 8x) + (y^{2 }+ 10y) = 12

(x^{2} â€“ 2(x) (4) + 4^{2}) + (y^{2} â€“ 2(y) (5) + 5^{2}) â€“ 16 â€“ 25 = 12

(x â€“ 4)^{2}Â + (y + 5)^{2}Â = 53

(x â€“ 4)^{2}Â + (y â€“ (-5))^{2}Â = (âˆš53)^{2} [which is form (x-h)^{2}Â +(y-k)^{2}Â = r^{2}]

Where h = 4, K= -5 and r = âˆš53

âˆ´ The centre of the given circle is (4, -5) and its radius is âˆš53.

**9. 2x ^{2} + 2y^{2} â€“ x = 0**

**Solution:**

The equation of the given of the circle is 2x^{2}Â + 2y^{2}Â â€“x = 0.

2x^{2}Â + 2y^{2}Â â€“x = 0

(2x^{2}Â + x) + 2y^{2}Â = 0

(x^{2} â€“ 2 (x) (1/4) + (1/4)^{2}) + y^{2} â€“ (1/4)^{2} = 0

(x â€“ 1/4)^{2} + (y â€“ 0)^{2} = (1/4)^{2} [which is form (x-h)^{2}Â +(y-k)^{2}Â = r^{2}]

Where, h = Â¼, K = 0, and r = Â¼

âˆ´ The center of the given circle is (1/4, 0)Â and its radius isÂ 1/4.

**10. Find the equation of the circle passing through the points (4,1) and (6,5) and whose centre is on the line 4x + y = 16.**

**Solution:**

Let us consider the equation of the required circle be (x â€“ h)^{2}+ (y â€“ k)^{2}Â = r^{2}

We know that the circle passes through points (4,1) and (6,5)

So,

(4 â€“ h)^{2 }+ (1 â€“ k)^{2}Â = r^{2}Â â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦..(1)

(6â€“ h)^{2}+ (5 â€“ k)^{2}Â = r^{2}Â â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦(2)

Since, the centre (h, k) of the circle lies on line 4x + y = 16,

4h + k =16â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦ (3)

From the equation (1) and (2), we obtain

(4 â€“ h)^{2}+ (1 â€“ k)^{2}Â =(6 â€“ h)^{2}Â + (5 â€“ k)^{2}

16 â€“ 8h + h^{2}Â +1 -2k +k^{2}Â = 36 -12h +h^{2}+15 â€“ 10k + k^{2}

16 â€“ 8h +1 -2k + 12h -25 -10k

4h +8k = 44

h + 2k =11â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦. (4)

On solving equations (3) and (4), we obtain h=3 and k= 4.

On substituting the values of h and k in equation (1), we obtain

(4 â€“ 3)^{2}+ (1 â€“ 4)^{2}Â = r^{2}

(1)^{2}Â + (-3)^{2}Â = r^{2}

1+9 = r^{2}

r =Â âˆš10

so now, (x â€“ 3)^{2 }+ (y â€“ 4)^{2}Â = (âˆš10)^{2}

x^{2}Â â€“ 6x + 9 + y^{2}Â â€“ 8y + 16 =10

x^{2}Â + y^{2}Â â€“ 6x â€“ 8y + 15 = 0

âˆ´ The equation of the required circle is x^{2}Â + y^{2}Â â€“ 6x â€“ 8y + 15 = 0

**11. Find the equation of the circle passing through the points (2, 3) and (â€“1, 1) and whose centre is on the line x â€“ 3y â€“ 11 = 0.**

**Solution: **

Let us consider the equation of the required circle be (x â€“ h)^{2 }+ (y â€“ k)^{2}Â = r^{2}

We know that the circle passes through points (2,3) and (-1,1).

(2 â€“ h)^{2}+ (3 â€“ k)^{2}Â =r^{2}Â â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦..(1)

(-1 â€“ h)^{2}+ (1â€“ k)^{2}Â =r^{2}Â â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦(2)

Since, the centre (h, k) of the circle lies on line x â€“ 3y â€“ 11= 0,

h â€“ 3k =11â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦ (3)

From the equation (1) and (2), we obtain

(2 â€“ h)^{2}+ (3 â€“ k)^{2}Â =(-1 â€“ h)^{2}Â + (1 â€“ k)^{2}

4 â€“ 4h + h^{2}Â +9 -6k +k^{2}Â = 1 + 2h +h^{2}+1 â€“ 2k + k^{2}

4 â€“ 4h +9 -6k = 1 + 2h + 1 -2k

6h + 4k =11â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦. (4)

Now let us multiply equation (3) by 6 and subtract it from equation (4) to get,

6h+ 4k â€“ 6(h-3k) = 11 â€“ 66

6h + 4k â€“ 6h + 18k = 11 â€“ 66

22 k = â€“ 55

K = -5/2

Substitute this value of K in equation (4) to get,

6h + 4(-5/2) = 11

6h â€“ 10 = 11

6h = 21

h = 21/6

h = 7/2

We obtain h =Â 7/2and k = -5/2

On substituting the values of h and k in equation (1), we get

(2 â€“ 7/2)^{2} + (3 + 5/2)^{2} = r^{2}

^{2}+ [(6+5)/2]

^{2}= r

^{2}

(-3/2)^{2} + (11/2)^{2} = r^{2}

9/4 + 121/4 = r^{2}

130/4 = r^{2}

The equation of the required circle is

(x â€“ 7/2)^{2} + (y + 5/2)^{2} = 130/4

^{2}+ [(2y+5)/2]

^{2}= 130/4

4x^{2}Â -28x + 49 +4y^{2}Â + 20y + 25 =130

4x^{2}Â +4y^{2}Â -28x + 20y â€“ 56 = 0

4(x^{2}Â +y^{2}Â -7x + 5y â€“ 14) = 0

x^{2 }+ y^{2 }â€“ 7x + 5y â€“ 14 = 0

âˆ´ The equation of the required circle is x^{2 }+ y^{2 }â€“ 7x + 5y â€“ 14 = 0

**12. Find the equation of the circle with radius 5 whose centre lies on x-axis and passes through the point (2, 3).**

**Solution:**

Let us consider the equation of the required circle be (x â€“ h)^{2}+ (y â€“ k)^{2}Â = r^{2}

We know that the radius of the circle is 5 and its centre lies on the x-axis, k = 0 and r = 5.

So now, the equation of the circle is (x â€“ h)^{2}Â + y^{2}Â = 25.

It is given that the circle passes through the point (2, 3) so the point will satisfy the equation of the circle.

(2 â€“ h)^{2}+ 3^{2}Â = 2

(2 â€“ h)^{2}Â = 25-9

(2 â€“ h)^{2}Â = 16

2 â€“ h = **Â±** **âˆš**16 = **Â±** 4

If 2-h = 4, then h = -2

If 2-h = -4, then h = 6

Then, when h = -2, the equation of the circle becomes

(x â€“ 2)^{2}Â + y^{2}Â = 25

x^{2}Â -12x + 36 + y^{2}Â = 25

x^{2}Â + y^{2}Â â€“ 4x + 21 = 0

When h = 6, the equation of the circle becomes

(x â€“ 6)^{2}Â + y^{2}Â = 25

x^{2}Â -12x + 36 + y^{2}Â = 25

x^{2}Â + y^{2}Â -12x + 11 = 0

âˆ´ The equation of the required circle is x^{2}Â + y^{2}Â â€“ 4x + 21 = 0 and x^{2}Â + y^{2}Â -12x + 11 = 0

**13. Find the equation of the circle passing through (0,0) and making intercepts a and b on the coordinate axes.**

**Solution:**

Let us consider the equation of the required circle be (x â€“ h)^{2}+ (y â€“ k)^{2}Â =r^{2}

We know that the circle passes through (0, 0),

So, (0 â€“ h)^{2}+ (0 â€“ k)^{2}Â = r^{2}

h^{2}Â + k^{2}Â =Â r^{2}

Now, The equation of the circle is (x â€“ h)^{2 }+ (y â€“ k)^{2}Â = h^{2}Â + k^{2}.

It is given that the circle intercepts a and b on the coordinate axes.

i.e., the circle passes through points (a, 0) and (0, b).

So, (a â€“ h)^{2}+ (0 â€“ k)^{2}Â =h^{2}Â +k^{2}â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦..(1)

(0 â€“ h)^{2}+ (bâ€“ k)^{2}Â =h^{2}Â +k^{2}â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦(2)

From equation (1), we obtain

a^{2}Â â€“ 2ah + h^{2}Â +k^{2}Â = h^{2}Â +k^{2}

a^{2}Â â€“ 2ah = 0

a(a â€“ 2h) =0

a = 0 or (a -2h) = 0

However, a â‰ Â 0; hence, (a -2h) = 0

h = a/2

From equation (2), we obtain

h^{2}Â â€“ 2bk + k^{2}Â + b^{2}= h^{2}Â +k^{2}

b^{2}Â â€“ 2bk = 0

b(bâ€“ 2k) = 0

b= 0 or (b-2k) =0

However, aÂ â‰ 0; hence, (b -2k) = 0

kÂ =b/2

So, the equation is

(x â€“ a/2)^{2} + (y â€“ b/4)^{2} = (a/2)^{2} + (b/2)^{2}

^{2}+ [(2y+b)/2]

^{2}= (a

^{2}+ b

^{2})/4

4x^{2}Â â€“ 4ax + a^{2}Â +4y^{2}Â â€“ 4by + b^{2}Â = a^{2}Â + b^{2}

4x^{2}Â + 4y^{2}Â -4ax â€“ 4by = 0

4(x^{2}Â +y^{2}Â -7x + 5y â€“ 14) = 0

x^{2 }+ y^{2 }â€“ axÂ â€“ by = 0

âˆ´ The equation of the required circle is x^{2 }+ y^{2 }â€“ axÂ â€“ by = 0

**14. Find the equation of a circle with centre (2,2) and passes through the point (4,5).**

**Solution:**

Given:

The centre of the circle is given as (h, k) = (2,2)

We know that the circle passes through point (4,5), the radius (r) of the circle is the distance between the points (2,2) and (4,5).

r = **âˆš**[(2-4)^{2} + (2-5)^{2}]

= âˆš[(-2)^{2} + (-3)^{2}]

= âˆš[4+9]

= âˆš13

The equation of the circle is given as

(xâ€“ h)^{2}+ (y â€“ k)^{2}Â = r^{2}

(x â€“h)^{2}Â + (y â€“ k)^{2}Â = (âˆš13)^{2}

(x â€“2)^{2}Â + (y â€“ 2)^{2}Â = (âˆš13)^{2}

x^{2}Â â€“ 4x + 4 + y^{2 }â€“ 4y + 4 = 13

x^{2}Â + y^{2}Â â€“ 4x â€“ 4y = 5

âˆ´ The equation of the required circle is x^{2}Â + y^{2}Â â€“ 4x â€“ 4y = 5

**15. Does the point (â€“2.5, 3.5) lie inside, outside or on the circle x ^{2}Â + y^{2}Â = 25?**

**Solution:**

Given:

The equation of the given circle isÂ x^{2}Â +y^{2}Â = 25.

x^{2}Â + y^{2}Â = 25

(x â€“ 0)^{2}Â + (y â€“ 0)^{2}Â = 5^{2} [which is of the form (x â€“ h)^{2 }+ (y â€“ k)^{2}Â = r^{2}]

Where, h = 0, k = 0 and r = 5.

So the distance between point (-2.5, 3.5) and the centre (0,0) is

= âˆš[(-2.5 â€“ 0)^{2} + (-3.5 â€“ 0)^{2}]

= âˆš(6.25 + 12.25)

= âˆš18.5

= 4.3 [which is < 5]

Since, the distance between point (-2.5, -3.5) and the centre (0, 0) of the circle is less than the radius of the circle, point (-2.5, -3.5) lies inside the circle.

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