# Coordinate Geometry

Chapters

- ap-scert-10th-class-maths-lesson-1-Real-Numbers
- ap-scert-10th-class-Maths-Lesson-2-Sets
- ap-scert-10th-class-Maths-Lesson-3-Polynomials
- ap-scert-10th-class-Maths-Lesson-4-Pair-of-Linear-Equations-in-Two-Variables
- ap-scert-10th-class-Maths-Lesson-5-Quadratic-Equations
- ap-scert-10th-class-Maths-Lesson-6-Progressions
- ap-scert-10th-class-Maths-Lesson-7-Coordinate-Geometry
- ap-scert-10th-class-Maths-Lesson-8-Similar-Triangles
- ap-scert-10th-class-Maths-Lesson-9-Tangents-and-Secants-to-a-Circle
- ap-scert-10th-class-Maths-Lesson-10-Mensuration
- ap-scert-10th-class-Maths-Lesson-11-Trigonometry
- ap-scert-10th-class-Maths-Lesson-12-Applications-of-Trigonometry
- ap-scert-10th-class-Maths-Lesson-13-Probability
- ap-scert-10th-class-Maths-Lesson-14-Statistics

- ap-scert-10th-class-maths-lesson-1-Real-Numbers
- ap-scert-10th-class-Maths-Lesson-2-Sets
- ap-scert-10th-class-Maths-Lesson-3-Polynomials
- ap-scert-10th-class-Maths-Lesson-4-Pair-of-Linear-Equations-in-Two-Variables
- ap-scert-10th-class-Maths-Lesson-5-Quadratic-Equations
- ap-scert-10th-class-Maths-Lesson-6-Progressions
- ap-scert-10th-class-Maths-Lesson-7-Coordinate-Geometry
- ap-scert-10th-class-Maths-Lesson-8-Similar-Triangles
- ap-scert-10th-class-Maths-Lesson-9-Tangents-and-Secants-to-a-Circle
- ap-scert-10th-class-Maths-Lesson-10-Mensuration
- ap-scert-10th-class-Maths-Lesson-11-Trigonometry
- ap-scert-10th-class-Maths-Lesson-12-Applications-of-Trigonometry
- ap-scert-10th-class-Maths-Lesson-13-Probability
- ap-scert-10th-class-Maths-Lesson-14-Statistics

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Solutions

Find the distance between the following pair of points,

(i) (2, 3) and (4, 1)

Answer:

iii) (- 2, -3) and (3, 2)

Answer:

iv) (a, b) and (- a, - b)

Answer:

Find the distance between the points (0, 0) and (36, 15).

Answer:

Given: Origin O (0, 0) and a point P (36, 15).

Verify that the points (1, 5), (2, 3) and (-2, -1) are collinear or not.

Answer:

Given: A (1, 5), B (2, 3) and C (- 2, - 1)

Here the sum of no two segments is equal to third segment.

Hence the points are not collinear.

!! Slope of AB, m_{1}= 3-5/2-1 = -2

Slope of BC, m_{2} -1-3/-2-2 = 1

m_{1} ≠ m_{2}

Hence A, B, C are not collinear.

Check whether (5, -2), (6, 4) and (7,-2) are the vertices of an isosceles triangle.

Answer:

Let A = (5, - 2); B = (6, 4) and C = (7, - 2).

Now we have, AB = BC.

∴ △ABC is an isosceles triangle,

i.e., given points are the vertices of an isosceles triangle.

In a classroom, 4 friends are seated at the points A, B, C and D as shown in figure. Jarina and Phani walk into the class and after observing for a few minutes Jarina asks Phani “Don’t you think ABCD is a square?” Phani disagrees. Using distance formula, find which of them is correct. Why?

Answer:

Given: Four friends are seated at A, B, C and D where A (3, 4), B (6, 7), C (9, 4) and D (6, 1).

Now distance

Hence in □ ABCD four sides are equal

i.e., AB = BC = CD = DA

= 3√2 units

and two diagonals are equal.

i.e., AC = BD = 6 units.

∴ □ ABCD forms a square.

i.e., Jarina is correct.

Show that the following points form an equilateral triangle A(a, 0), B(- a, 0), C(0, a√3).

Answer:

Given: A (a, 0), B (- a, 0), C (0, a√3).

Now, AB = BC = CA.

∴ △ABC is an equilateral triangle.

Prove that the points (-7, -3), (5, 10), (15, 8) and (3, -5) taken in order are the corners of a parallelogram.

Answer:

To show that the given points form a parallelogram.

We have to show that the mid points of each diagonal are same. Since diagonals of a parallelogram bisect each other.

Now let A(-7, -3), B(5, 10), C(15, 8) and D(3, -5)

Then midpoint of diagonal

∴ (1) = (2)

Hence the given are vertices of a parallelogram.

Show that the points (-4, -7), (-1, 2), (8, 5) and (5, -4) taken in order are the vertices of a rhombus. And find its area.

(Hint: Area of rhombus = 1/2 × product of its diagonals)

Answer:

Given in ▱ ABCD , A(-4, - 7), B (- 1, 2), C (8, 5) and D (5,-4)

∴ In ▱ ABCD, AB = BC = CD = AD [from sides are equal]

Hence ▱ ABCD is a rhombus.

Area of a rhombus = 1/2 d_{1}d_{2}

= 1/2 × 12√2 × 6√2

= 72 sq. units.

Name the type of quadrilateral formed, if any, by the following points, and give reasons for your answer.

i) (-1,-2), (1,0), (-1,2), (-3,0)

Answer:

Let A (- 1, -2), B (1, 0), C (- 1, 2), D (- 3, 0) be the given points. Distance formula

In ▱ ABCD, AB = BC = CD = AD - four sides are equal.

AC = BD - diagonals are equal.

Hence, the given points form a square,

ii) (-3, 5), (1, 10), (3, 1), (-1,-4).

Answer:

Let A(-3, 5), B(l,10), C(3, 1), D(-l, -4) then

iii) (4, 5), (7, 6), (4, 3), (1, 2).

Answer:

Let A (4, 5), B (7, 6), C (4, 3) and D (1, 2) be the given points.

Distance formula

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

Answer:

Given points, A (2, - 5), B (- 2, 9).

Let P (x, 0) be the point on X - axis which is equidistant from A and B. i.e., PA = PB.

Squaring on both sides, we get

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

⇒ - 4x - 4x = 85 - 29

⇒ - 8x = 56

⇒ x = -56/8 = -7

∴ (x, 0) = (- 7, 0) is the point which is equidistant from the given points.

If the distance between two points (x, 7) and (1, 15) is 10, find the value of x.

Answer:

Find the values of y for which the distance between the points P(2, -3) and Q(10, y) is 10 units.

Answer:

Given: P (2, - 3), Q (10, y) and

⇒ y^{2}+ 6y + 73 = 100

⇒ y^{2}+ 6y - 27 = 0

⇒ y^{2}+ 9y - 3y - 27 = 0

⇒ y (y + 9) - 3 (y + 9) = 0

⇒ (y + 9) (y - 3) = 0

⇒ y + 9 = 0 or y - 3 = 0

⇒ y = -9 or y = 3

⇒ y = - 9 or 3.

Find the radius of the circle whose centre is (3, 2) and passes through (-5,6).

Answer:

Given: A circle with centre A (3, 2) passing through B (- 5, 6).

Radius = AB

[∵ Distance of a point from the centre of the circle]

Can you draw a triangle with vertices (1, 5), (5, 8) and (13, 14)? Give reason.

Answer:

Let A (1, 5), B (5, 8) and C (13, 14) be the given points.

Distance formula

Here, AC = AB + BC.

∴ △ABC can’t be formed with the given vertices.

[∵ Sum of the any two sides of a triangle must be greater than the third side].

Find a relation between x and y such that the point (x, y) is equidistant from the points (-2, 8) and (-3, -5).

Answer:

Let A (- 2, 8), B (- 3, - 5) and P (x, y). If P is equidistant from A, B, then PA = PB.

Distance formula =

Squaring on both sides we get, x^{2}+ y^{2}+ 4x - 16y + 68

= x^{2}+ y^{2}+ 6x +10y + 34

⇒ 4x - 16y - 6x - 10y = 34-68

⇒ - 2x - 26y = -34

⇒ x + 13y = 17 is the required condition.

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

Answer:

Given points P (-1, 7) and Q (4, - 3). Let ‘R’ be the required point which divides PQ in the ratio 2:3. Then

Find the coordinates of the points of trisection of the line segment joining (4, -1) and (-2, -3).

Answer:

Given points A (4, - 1) and B (- 2, - 3) Let P and Q be the points of trisection

of AB, then AP = PQ = QB.

Find the ratio in which the line segment joining the points (-3, 10) and (6, -8) is divided by (-1, 6).

Answer:

Let the point (-1, 6) divides the line segment joining the points (-3, 10) and (6, -8) in a ratio of m : n

⇒ 6m - 3n = -(m + n) = -m - n

⇒ 6m + m = - n + 3n

⇒ 7m = 2n

⇒ m/n = 2/7

⇒ m : n = 2 : 7

∴ The point (-1, 6) divides the given line segment in a ratio of 2 : 7.

If (1, 2), (4, y), (x, 6) and (3, 5) are the vertices of a parallelogram taken in order, find x and y.

Answer:

Given: ▱ ABCD is a parallelogram where A (1, 2), B (4, y), C (x, 6) and D (3, 5).

In a parallelogram, diagonals bisect each other.

i.e., the midpoints of the diagonals coincide with each other.

i.e.,midpoint of AC = midpoint of BD

⇒ 1 + x = 7 and 8 = y + 5

⇒ x = 7 - 1 and y = 8 - 5

∴ x = 6 and y = 3.

Find the coordinates of a point A, where AB is the diameter of a circle whose centre is (2, -3) and B is (1, 4).

Answer:

4 = x + 1 and - 6 = y + 4

⇒ x = 4 - 1 = 3 and y = -6 - 4 = -10

A (x, y) = (3, -10)

If A and B are (-2, -2) and (2, -4) respectively. Find the coordinates of P such that AP = 3/7 AB and P lies on the segment AB.

Answer:

Given: A (- 2, - 2) and B (2, - 4)

P lies on AB such that AP = latex]frac{3}{7}[/latex] AB

Find the coordinates of points which divide the line segment joining A (-4, 0) and B (0, 6) into four equal parts.

Answer:

Given, A (- 4, 0) and B (0, 6).

Let P, Q and R be the points which divide AB into four equal parts.

Find the coordinates of the points which divides the line segment joining A(-2, 2) and B(2, 8) into four equal parts.

Answer:

Given, A (- 2, 2) and B (2, 8).

Let P, Q and R be the points which divide AB into four equal parts.

Find the coordinates of the point which divide the line segment joining the points (a + b, a-b) and (a-b, a + b) in the ratio 3 : 2 internally.

Answer:

Given : A (a + b, a - b) and B (a - b, a + b).

Find the coordinates of centroid of the triangle with following vertices:

i) (-1, 3), (6, -3) and (-3, 6)

Answer:

Given: △ABC in which- A (- 1, 3), B (6, -3) and C (-3, 6)

ii) (6, 2), (0, 0) and (4, -7)

Answer:

Given: The three vertices of a triangle are A (6, 2), B (0, 0) and C (4, – 7).

Centroid (x, y)

iii) (1,-1), (0, 6) and (-3, 0)

Answer:

Given: (1, -1), (0, 6) and (-3, 0) are the vertices of a triangle.

Centroid (x, y)

Find the area of the triangle whose vertices are

i) (2, 3), (-1, 0), (2,-4)

Answer:

Given: A (2, 3), B (- 1, 0) and C (2, -4) are the vertices of a △ABC.

ii) (-5, -1), (3, -5), (5, 2)

Answer:

Given: A (- 5, -1), B (3, -5) and C (5, 2) are the vertices of △ABC.

Area of the △ABC

iii) (0, 0), (3, 0), (0, 2)

Answer:

Given: O (0, 0), A (3, 0) and B (0, 2) are the vertices of a triangle, △AOB.

Area of the △AOB

Or

△AOB = 1/2 × OA × OB

= 1/2 × 3 × 2

= 3 sq.units

Find the value of ‘K’ for which the points are collinear.

i) (7, -2), (5, 1), (3, K)

Answer:

Given: A (7, - 2), B (5, 1) and C (3, K) are collinear.

∴ Area of △ABC = 0

But area of triangle

⇒ -2K + 8 = 0

⇒ -2K = -8

⇒ K = 8/2

i.e., K = 4

ii) (8, 1), (K,-4), (2,-5)

Answer:

Given: A (8, 1), B(K, - 4) and C (2, - 5) are collinear.

∴ Area of △ABC = 0

⇒ 18 - 6K = 0

⇒ 6K = 18

⇒ K = 18/6

i.e., K = 3

iii) (K,K), (2, 3), and (4,-1)

Answer:

A (K, K), B (2, 3) and C (4, - 1) are collinear.

∴ Area of △ABC = 0

⇒ 6K - 14 = 0

⇒ 6K = 14

⇒ K = 14/6 = 7/3

∴ K = 7/3

Find the area of the triangle formed by joining the mid-points of the sides of the triangle whose vertices are (0, -1), (2, 1) and (0, 3). Find the ratio of this area to the area of the given triangle.

Answer:

Given: A (0, - 1), B (2, 1) and C (0, 3) are the vertices of △ABC.

Find the area of the quadrilateral whose vertices taken inorder are (-4, -2), (-3, -5),(3, -2) and (2, 3).

Answer:

Given: A (- 4, - 2), B (- 3, - 5), C (3, - 2) and D (2, 3) are the vertices of the quadrilateral ▱ ABCD.

Area of ▱ ABCD = △ABC + △ACD.

Area of a triangle =

Find the area of the triangle formed by the points by using Heron’s formula.

i) (1, 1), (1, 4) and (5, 1)

ii) (2, 3), (-1,3) and (2, -1)

Answer:

i) (1, 1) (1, 4) and (5, 1)

let A (1, 1) B(l, 4) and C(5, 1) are the vertices then length of sides can be calculated using the formula

= 6 sq. units

∴ area of given triangle = 6 sq units

ii) let the vertices of given triangle A (2, 3), B (-l, 3) and C (2, -1)

∴ a = 5, b = 4, c = 3 units

now from using Heron’s formula area of triangle

= 6 sq. units

∴ area of given triangle = 6 sq units

Find the slope of the line joining the two given points.

i) (4,-8) and (5,-2).

Answer:

Slope =y_{2}-y_{1}/x_{2}-x_{1}

=-2+8/5-4

= 6

ii) (0, 0) and (√3, 3)

Answer:

Slope = y_{2}-y_{1}/x_{2}-x_{1}

= 3-0/√3-0

= 3/√3

= √3×√3/√3

= √3

iii) (2a, 3b) and (a, -b).

Answer:

Slope = y_{2}-y_{1}/x_{2}-x_{1}

= -b-3b/a-2a

= -4b/-a

= 4b/a

iv) (a, 0) and (0, b).

Answer:

Slope = y_{2}-y_{1}/x_{2}-x_{1}

= b-0/0-a

= -b/a

v) A (-1.4, -3.7), B (-2.4, 1.3).

Answer:

Slope = y_{2}-y_{1}/x_{2}-x_{1}

= 1.3+3.7/-2.4+1.4

= 5.0/-1

= -5

vi) A (3, -2), B (-6, -2).

Answer:

Slope = y_{2}-y_{1}/x_{2}-x_{1}

= -2+2/-6-3

= 0

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