 # RD Sharma Solutions for Class 11 Chapter 23 - The Straight Lines Exercise 23.16

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#### EXERCISE 23.16 PAGE NO: 23.114

1. Determine the distance between the following pair of parallel lines:
(i) 4x – 3y – 9 = 0 and 4x – 3y – 24 = 0

(ii) 8x + 15y – 34 = 0 and 8x + 15y + 31 = 0

Solution:

(i) 4x – 3y – 9 = 0 and 4x – 3y – 24 = 0

Given:

The parallel lines are

4x − 3y − 9 = 0 … (1)

4x − 3y − 24 = 0 … (2)

Let d be the distance between the given lines.

So, ∴ The distance between givens parallel line is 3units.

(ii) 8x + 15y – 34 = 0 and 8x + 15y + 31 = 0

Given:

The parallel lines are

8x + 15y − 34 = 0 … (1)

8x + 15y + 31 = 0 … (2)

Let d be the distance between the given lines.

So, ∴ The distance between givens parallel line is 65/17 units.

2. The equations of two sides of a square are 5x – 12y – 65 = 0 and 5x – 12y + 26 = 0. Find the area of the square.

Solution:

Given:

Two side of square are 5x – 12y – 65 = 0 and 5x – 12y + 26 = 0

The sides of a square are

5x − 12y − 65 = 0 … (1)

5x − 12y + 26 = 0 … (2)

We observe that lines (1) and (2) are parallel.

So, the distance between them will give the length of the side of the square.

Let d be the distance between the given lines. ∴ Area of the square = 72 = 49 square units

3. Find the equation of two straight lines which are parallel to x + 7y + 2 = 0 and at unit distance from the point (1, -1).

Solution:

Given:

The equation is parallel to x + 7y + 2 = 0 and at unit distance from the point (1, -1)

The equation of given line is

x + 7y + 2 = 0 … (1)

The equation of a line parallel to line x + 7y + 2 = 0 is given below:

x + 7y + λ = 0 … (2)

The line x + 7y + λ = 0 is at a unit distance from the point (1, − 1).

So,

1 = λ – 6 = ± 52

λ = 6 + 52, 6 – 52

now, substitute the value of λ back in equation x + 7y + λ = 0, we get

x + 7y + 6 + 52 = 0 and x + 7y + 6 – 52

∴ The required lines:

x + 7y + 6 + 52 = 0 and x + 7y + 6 – 52

4. Prove that the lines 2x + 3y = 19 and 2x + 3y + 7 = 0 are equidistant from the line 2x + 3y = 6.

Solution:

Given:

The lines A, 2x + 3y = 19 and B, 2x + 3y + 7 = 0 also a line C, 2x + 3y = 6.

Let d1 be the distance between lines 2x + 3y = 19 and 2x + 3y = 6,

While d2 is the distance between lines 2x + 3y + 7 = 0 and 2x + 3y = 6 Hence proved, the lines 2x + 3y = 19 and 2x + 3y + 7 = 0 are equidistant from the line 2x + 3y = 6

5. Find the equation of the line mid-way between the parallel lines 9x + 6y – 7 = 0 and 3x + 2y + 6 = 0.

Solution:

Given:

9x + 6y – 7 = 0 and 3x + 2y + 6 = 0 are parallel lines

The given equations of the lines can be written as:

3x + 2y – 7/3 = 0 … (1)

3x + 2y + 6 = 0 … (2)

Let the equation of the line midway between the parallel lines (1) and (2) be

3x + 2y + λ = 0 … (3)

The distance between (1) and (3) and the distance between (2) and (3) are equal. Now substitute the value of λ back in equation 3x + 2y + λ = 0, we get

3x + 2y + 11/6 = 0

By taking LCM

18x + 12y + 11 = 0

∴ The required equation of line is 18x + 12y + 11 = 0