## NCERT Solutions for Class 11 Maths Chapter 10 – Straight Lines Ex 10.3

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#### Question 1:

Reduce the following equations into slope-intercept form and find their slopes and the

*y*-intercepts.
(i)

*x*+ 7*y*= 0 (ii) 6*x*+ 3*y*– 5 = 0 (iii)*y*= 0#### Answer:

(i) The given equation is

*x*+ 7*y*= 0.
It can be written as

This equation is of the form

*y*=*mx*+*c*, where.
Therefore, equation (1) is in the slope-intercept form, where the slope and the

*y*-intercept are and 0 respectively.
(ii) The given equation is 6

*x*+ 3*y*– 5 = 0.
It can be written as

Therefore, equation (2) is in the slope-intercept form, where the slope and the

*y*-intercept are–2 andrespectively.
(iii) The given equation is

*y*= 0.
It can be written as

*y*= 0.

*x*+ 0 … (3)

This equation is of the form

*y*=*mx*+*c*, where*m*= 0 and*c*= 0.
Therefore, equation (3) is in the slope-intercept form, where the slope and the

*y*-intercept are 0 and 0 respectively.#### Question 2:

Reduce the following equations into intercept form and find their intercepts on the axes.

(i) 3

*x*+ 2*y*– 12 = 0 (ii) 4*x*– 3*y*= 6 (iii) 3*y*+ 2 = 0.#### Answer:

(i) The given equation is 3

*x*+ 2*y*– 12 = 0.
It can be written as

This equation is of the form, where

*a*= 4 and*b*= 6.
Therefore, equation (1) is in the intercept form, where the intercepts on the

*x*and*y*axes are 4 and 6 respectively.
(ii) The given equation is 4

*x*– 3*y*= 6.
It can be written as

This equation is of the form, where

*a*= and*b*= –2.
Therefore, equation (2) is in the intercept form, where the intercepts on the

*x*and*y*axes are and –2 respectively.
(iii) The given equation is 3

*y*+ 2 = 0.
It can be written as

This equation is of the form, where

*a*= 0 and*b*= .
Therefore, equation (3) is in the intercept form, where the intercept on the

*y*-axis is and it has no intercept on the*x*-axis.#### Question 3:

Reduce the following equations into normal form. Find their perpendicular distances from the origin and angle between perpendicular and the positive

*x*-axis.
(i) (ii)

*y*– 2 = 0 (iii)*x*–*y*= 4#### Answer:

(i) The given equation is.

It can be reduced as:

On dividing both sides by, we obtain

Equation (1) is in the normal form.

On comparing equation (1) with the normal form of equation of line

*x*cos ω +

*y*sin ω =

*p*, we obtain ω = 120° and

*p*= 4.

Thus, the perpendicular distance of the line from the origin is 4, while the angle between the perpendicular and the positive

*x*-axis is 120°.
(ii) The given equation is

*y*– 2 = 0.
It can be reduced as 0.

*x*+ 1.*y*= 2
On dividing both sides by, we obtain 0.

*x*+ 1.*y*= 2
⇒

*x*cos 90° +*y*sin 90° = 2 … (1)
Equation (1) is in the normal form.

On comparing equation (1) with the normal form of equation of line

*x*cos ω +

*y*sin ω =

*p*, we obtain ω = 90° and

*p*= 2.

Thus, the perpendicular distance of the line from the origin is 2, while the angle between the perpendicular and the positive

*x*-axis is 90°.
(iii) The given equation is

*x*–*y*= 4.
It can be reduced as 1.

*x*+ (–1)*y*= 4
On dividing both sides by, we obtain

Equation (1) is in the normal form.

On comparing equation (1) with the normal form of equation of line

*x*cos ω +

*y*sin ω =

*p*, we obtain ω = 315° and .

Thus, the perpendicular distance of the line from the origin is, while the angle between the perpendicular and the positive

*x*-axis is 315°.#### Question 4:

Find the distance of the point (–1, 1) from the line 12(

*x*+ 6) = 5(*y*– 2).#### Answer:

The given equation of the line is 12(

*x*+ 6) = 5(*y*– 2).
⇒ 12

*x*+ 72 = 5*y*– 10
⇒12

*x*– 5*y*+ 82 = 0 … (1)
On comparing equation (1) with general equation of line

*Ax*+*By*+*C*= 0, we obtain*A*= 12,*B*= –5, and*C*= 82.
It is known that the perpendicular distance (

*d*) of a line*Ax*+*By*+*C*= 0 from a point (*x*_{1},*y*_{1}) is given by.
The given point is (

*x*_{1},*y*_{1}) = (–1, 1).
Therefore, the distance of point (–1, 1) from the given line

#### Question 5:

Find the points on the

*x*-axis, whose distances from the line are 4 units.#### Answer:

The given equation of line is

On comparing equation (1) with general equation of line

*Ax*+*By*+*C*= 0, we obtain*A*= 4,*B*= 3, and*C*= –12.
Let (

*a*, 0) be the point on the*x*-axis whose distance from the given line is 4 units.
It is known that the perpendicular distance (

*d*) of a line*Ax*+*By*+*C*= 0 from a point (*x*_{1},*y*_{1}) is given by.
Therefore,

Thus, the required points on the

*x*-axis are (–2, 0) and (8, 0).#### Question 6:

Find the distance between parallel lines

(i) 15

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

*l*(*x*+*y*) +*p*= 0 and*l*(*x*+*y*) –*r*= 0#### Answer:

It is known that the distance (

*d*) between parallel lines*A**x*+*B**y*+*C*_{1}= 0 and*A**x*+*B**y*+*C*_{2}= 0 is given by.
(i) The given parallel lines are 15

*x*+ 8*y*– 34 = 0 and 15*x*+ 8*y*+ 31 = 0.
Here,

*A*= 15,*B*= 8,*C*_{1}= –34, and*C*_{2 }= 31.
Therefore, the distance between the parallel lines is

(ii) The given parallel lines are

*l*(*x*+*y*) +*p*= 0 and*l*(*x*+*y*) –*r*= 0.*lx*+

*l*

*y*+

*p*= 0 and

*lx*+

*l*

*y*–

*r*= 0

Here,

*A*=*l*,*B*=*l*,*C*_{1}=*p*, and*C*_{2 }= –*r*.
Therefore, the distance between the parallel lines is

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#### Question 7:

Find equation of the line parallel to the line 3

*x*– 4*y*+ 2 = 0 and passing through the point (–2, 3).#### Answer:

The equation of the given line is

, which is of the form

*y*=*mx*+*c*
∴ Slope of the given line

It is known that parallel lines have the same slope.

∴ Slope of the other line =

Now, the equation of the line that has a slope of and passes through the point (–2, 3) is

#### Question 8:

Find equation of the line perpendicular to the line

*x*– 7*y*+ 5 = 0 and having*x*intercept 3.#### Answer:

The given equation of line is.

, which is of the form

*y*=*mx*+*c*
∴Slope of the given line

The slope of the line perpendicular to the line having a slope of is

The equation of the line with slope –7 and

*x*-intercept 3 is given by*y*=

*m*(

*x*–

*d*)

⇒

*y*= –7 (*x*– 3)
⇒

*y*= –7*x*+ 21
⇒ 7

*x*+*y*= 21#### Question 9:

Find angles between the lines

#### Answer:

The given lines are.

The slope of line (1) is, while the slope of line (2) is.

The acute angle i.e.,

*θ*between the two lines is given by
Thus, the angle between the given lines is either 30° or 180° – 30° = 150°.

#### Question 10:

The line through the points (

*h*, 3) and (4, 1) intersects the line 7*x*– 9*y*– 19 = 0*.*at right angle. Find the value of*h*.#### Answer:

The slope of the line passing through points (

*h*, 3) and (4, 1) is
The slope of line 7

*x*– 9*y*– 19 = 0 or is.
It is given that the two lines are perpendicular.

Thus, the value of

*h*is.#### Question 11:

Prove that the line through the point (

*x*_{1},*y*_{1}) and parallel to the line A*x +*B*y +*C = 0 is A (*x –x*_{1})*+*B (*y – y*_{1}) = 0.#### Answer:

The slope of line A

*x +*B*y +*C = 0 or is
It is known that parallel lines have the same slope.

∴ Slope of the other line =

The equation of the line passing through point (

*x*_{1},*y*_{1}) and having a slope is
Hence, the line through point (

*x*_{1},*y*_{1}) and parallel to line A*x +*B*y +*C = 0 is
A (

*x –x*_{1})*+*B (*y – y*_{1}) = 0#### Question 12:

Two lines passing through the point (2, 3) intersects each other at an angle of 60°. If slope of one line is 2, find equation of the other line.

#### Answer:

It is given that the slope of the first line,

*m*_{1}= 2.
Let the slope of the other line be

*m*_{2}.
The angle between the two lines is 60°.

The equation of the line passing through point (2, 3) and having a slope of is

In this case, the equation of the other line is.

The equation of the line passing through point (2, 3) and having a slope of is

In this case, the equation of the other line is.

Thus, the required equation of the other line is or .

#### Question 13:

Find the equation of the right bisector of the line segment joining the points (3, 4) and (

*–*1, 2).#### Answer:

The right bisector of a line segment bisects the line segment at 90°.

The end-points of the line segment are given as A (3, 4) and B (–1, 2).

Accordingly, mid-point of AB

Slope of AB

∴Slope of the line perpendicular to AB =

The equation of the line passing through (1, 3) and having a slope of –2 is

(

*y*– 3) = –2 (*x*– 1)*y*– 3 = –2

*x*+ 2

2

*x*+*y*= 5
Thus, the required equation of the line is 2

*x*+*y*= 5.#### Question 14:

Find the coordinates of the foot of perpendicular from the point (

*–*1, 3) to the line 3*x*– 4*y*– 16 = 0.#### Answer:

Let (

*a*,*b*) be the coordinates of the foot of the perpendicular from the point (–1, 3) to the line 3*x*– 4*y*– 16 = 0.
Slope of the line joining (–1, 3) and (

*a*,*b*),*m*_{1}
Slope of the line 3

*x*– 4*y*– 16 = 0 or
Since these two lines are perpendicular,

*m*_{1}*m*_{2}= –1
Point (

*a*,*b*) lies on line 3*x*– 4*y*= 16.
∴3

*a*– 4*b*= 16 … (2)
On solving equations (1) and (2), we obtain

Thus, the required coordinates of the foot of the perpendicular are.

#### Question 15:

The perpendicular from the origin to the line

*y = mx + c*meets it at the point
(

*–*1, 2). Find the values of*m*and*c*.#### Answer:

The given equation of line is

*y = mx + c*.
It is given that the perpendicular from the origin meets the given line at (–1, 2).

Therefore, the line joining the points (0, 0) and (–1, 2) is perpendicular to the given line.

∴Slope of the line joining (0, 0) and (–1, 2)

The slope of the given line is

*m*.
Since point (–1, 2) lies on the given line, it satisfies the equation

*y*=*mx*+*c*.
Thus, the respective values of

*m*and*c*are.#### Question 16:

If

*p*and*q*are the lengths of perpendiculars from the origin to the lines*x*cos*θ*–*y*sin*θ*=*k*cos 2*θ*and*x*sec*θ*+*y*cosec*θ*=*k*, respectively, prove that*p*^{2}+ 4*q*^{2}=*k*^{2}#### Answer:

The equations of given lines are

*x*cos

*θ*–

*y*sin

*θ*=

*k*cos 2

*θ*… (1)

*x*sec

*θ*+

*y*cosec

*θ*=

*k*… (2)

The perpendicular distance (

*d*) of a line*Ax*+*By*+*C*= 0 from a point (*x*_{1},*y*_{1}) is given by.
On comparing equation (1) to the general equation of line i.e.,

*Ax*+*By*+*C*= 0, we obtain*A*= cos*θ*,*B*= –sin*θ*, and*C*= –*k*cos 2*θ*.
It is given that

*p*is the length of the perpendicular from (0, 0) to line (1).
On comparing equation (2) to the general equation of line i.e.,

*Ax*+*By*+*C*= 0, we obtain*A*= sec*θ*,*B*= cosec*θ*, and*C*= –*k*.
It is given that

*q*is the length of the perpendicular from (0, 0) to line (2).
From (3) and (4), we have

Hence, we proved that

*p*^{2}+ 4*q*^{2}=*k*^{2}.#### Question 17:

In the triangle ABC with vertices A (2, 3), B (4,

*–*1) and C (1, 2), find the equation and length of altitude from the vertex A.#### Answer:

Let AD be the altitude of triangle ABC from vertex A.

Accordingly, AD⊥BC

The equation of the line passing through point (2, 3) and having a slope of 1 is

(

*y*– 3) = 1(*x*– 2)
⇒

*x*–*y*+ 1 = 0
⇒

*y*–*x*= 1
Therefore, equation of the altitude from vertex A =

*y*–*x*= 1.
Length of AD = Length of the perpendicular from A (2, 3) to BC

The equation of BC is

The perpendicular distance (

*d*) of a line*Ax*+*By*+*C*= 0 from a point (*x*_{1},*y*_{1}) is given by.
On comparing equation (1) to the general equation of line

*Ax*+*By*+*C*= 0, we obtain*A*= 1,*B*= 1, and*C*= –3.
∴Length of AD

Thus, the equation and the length of the altitude from vertex A are

*y*–*x*= 1 and units respectively.#### Question 18:

If

*p*is the length of perpendicular from the origin to the line whose intercepts on the axes are*a*and*b*, then show that.#### Answer:

It is known that the equation of a line whose intercepts on the axes are

*a*and*b*is
The perpendicular distance (

*d*) of a line*Ax*+*By*+*C*= 0 from a point (*x*_{1},*y*_{1}) is given by.
On comparing equation (1) to the general equation of line

*Ax*+*By*+*C*= 0, we obtain*A*=*b*,*B*=*a*, and*C*= –*ab*.
Therefore, if

*p*is the length of the perpendicular from point (*x*_{1},*y*_{1}) = (0, 0) to line (1), we obtain
On squaring both sides, we obtain

Hence, we showed that.

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