**Chapter 5 Straight Line Miscellaneous Exercise 5**

## Chapter 5 Straight Line Miscellaneous Exercise 5

**(I) Select the correct option from the given alternatives.**

**Question 1.If A is (5, -3) and B is a point on the X-axis such that the slope of line AB is -2, then B ≡**

**Question 2.**

**Question 3.If A(1, -2), B(-2, 3) and C(2, -5) are the vertices of ΔABC, then the equation of median BE is**

(a) 7x + 13y + 47 = 0

(b) 13x + 7y + 5 = 0

(c) 7x – 13y + 5 = 0

(d) 13x – 7y – 5 = 0

**Answer:**

(b) 13x + 7y + 5 = 0

Hint:

**Question 4.The equation of the line through (1, 2), which makes equal intercepts on the axes, is**

(a) x + y = 1

(b) x + y = 2

(c) x + y = 4

(d) x + y = 3

**Answer:**

(d) x + y = 3

Hint:

Let the equation of required line be

Since the line makes equal intercepts on the axes, a = b

∴ x + y = a ……(ii)

But, equation (ii) passes through (1, 2).

1 + 2 = a

∴ a = 3

Substituting a = 3 in equation (ii), we get

x + y = 3

**Question 5.If the line kx + 4y = 6 passes through the point of intersection of the two lines 2x + 3y = 4 and 3x + 4y = 5, then k =**

(a) 1

(b) 2

(c) 3

(d) 4

**Answer:**

(b) 2

Hint:

Given two lines are

2x + 3y = 4 ……(i)

3x + 4y = 5 …….(ii)

Multiplying (i) by 3 and (ii) by 2 and then subtracting, we get

y = 2

Substituting y = 2 in (i), we get

x = -1

∴ Point of intersection of lines (i) and (ii) is (-1, 2).

Given that the line kx + 4y = 6 passes through (-1, 2).

k(-1) + 4(2) = 6

∴ k = 2

**Question 6.The equation of a line, having inclination 120° with positive direction of X-axis, which is at a distance of 3 units from the origin is**

(a) √3x ± y + 6 = 0

(b) √3x + y ± 6 = 0

(c) x + y = 6

(d) x + y = -6

**Answer**:

(b) √3x + y ± 6 = 0

Hint:

Here, α = 30° and p = 3 units

Equation of line with inclination a and distance from origin as p is

x cos α + y sin α = p

∴ x cos 30° + y sin 30° = ±3

**Question 8.The angle between the line √3x – y – 2 = 0 and x – √3y + 1 = 0 is**

(a) 15°

(b) 30°

(c) 45°

(d) 60°

**Answer:**

(b) 30°

Hint:

**Question 9.If kx + 2y – 1 = 0 and 6x – 4y + 2 = 0 are identical lines, then determine k.**

**Question 10.Distance between the two parallel lines y = 2x + 7 and y = 2x + 5 is**

Distance between parallel lines

**II. Answer the following questions.**

**Question 1.Find the value of k:(a) if the slope of the line passing through the points P(3, 4), Q(5, k) is 9.(b) the points A(1, 3), B(4, 1), C(3, k) are collinear.(c) the point P(1, k) lies on the line passing through the points A(2, 2) and B(3, 3).Solution:**

(a) Given, P(3, 4), Q(5, k) and

(c) Given, point P(1, k) lies on the line joining A(2, 2) and B(3, 3).

**Question 2.Reduce the equation 6x + 3y + 8 = 0 into slope-intercept form. Hence, find its slope.Solution:**

Given equation is 6x + 3y + 8 = 0, which can be written as

**Question 3.Find the distance of the origin from the line x = -2.Solution:**

Given equation of line is x = -2

This equation represents a line parallel to Y-axis and at a distance of 2 units to the left of Y-axis.

∴ Distance of the origin from the line is 2 units.

**Question 4.Does point A(2, 3) lie on the line 3x + 2y – 6 = 0? Give reason.Solution:**

Given equation is 3x + 2y – 6 = 0.

Substituting x = 2 and y = 3 in L.H.S. of given equation, we get

L.H.S. = 3x + 2y – 6

= 3(2) + 2(3) – 6

= 6

≠ R.H.S.

∴ Point A does not lie on the given line.

**Question 5.Which of the following lines passes through the origin?(a) x = 2(b) y = 3(c) y = x + 2(d) 2x – y = 0Answer:** (d) 2x – y = 0

Hint:

Any line passing through origin is of the form y = mx or ax + by = 0.

Here in the given option, 2x – y = 0 is in the form ax + by = 0.

∴ Option (d) is the correct answer.

**Question 6.Obtain the equation of the line which is:(a) parallel to the X-axis and 3 units below it.(b) parallel to the Y-axis and 2 units to the left of it.(c) parallel to the X-axis and making an intercept of 5 on the Y-axis.(d) parallel to the Y-axis and making an intercept of 3 on the X-axis.Solution:**

(a) Equation of a line parallel to X-axis is y = k.

Since the line is at a distance of 3 units below X-axis, k = -3

∴ The equation of the required line is y = -3.

(b) Equation of a line parallel to Y-axis is x = h.

Since the line is at a distance of 2 units to the left of Y-axis, h = -2

∴ The equation of the required line is x = -2.

(c) Equation of a line parallel to X-axis with y-intercept ‘k’ is y = k.

Here, y-intercept = 5

∴ The equation of the required line is y = 5.

(d) Equation of a line parallel to Y-axis with x-intercept ‘h’ is x = h.

Here, x-intercept = 3

∴ The equation of the required line is x = 3.

**Question 7.Obtain the equation of the line containing the point:(i) (2, 3) and parallel to the X-axis.(ii) (2, 4) and perpendicular to the Y-axis.Solution:**

(i) Equation of a line parallel to X-axis is of the form y = k.

Since the line passes through (2, 3), k = 3

∴ The equation of the required line is y = 3.

(ii) Equation of a line perpendicular to Y-axis

i.e., parallel to X-axis, is of the form y = k.

Since the line passes through (2, 4), k = 4

∴ The equation of the required line is y = 4.

**Question 8.Find the equation of the line:(a) having slope 5 and containing point A(-1, 2).(b) containing the point T(7, 3) and having inclination 90°.(c) through the origin which bisects the portion of the line 3x + 2y = 2 intercepted between the co-ordinate axes.Solution:**

(a) Given, slope(m) = 5 and the line passes through A(-1, 2).

Equation of the line in slope point form is y – y1 = m(x – x1)

The equation of the required line is

y – 2 = 5(x + 1)

y – 2 = 5x + 5

∴ 5x – y + 7 = 0

(b) Given, Inclination of line = θ = 90°

the required line is parallel to Y-axis.

Equation of a line parallel to Y-axis is of the form x = h.

Since the line passes through (7, 3), h = 7

∴ The equation of the required line is x = 7.

(c) Given equation of the line is 3x + 2y = 2.

**Question 9.Find the equation of the line passing through the points S(2, 1) and T(2, 3).Solution:**

The required line passes through the points S(2, 1) and T(2, 3).

Since both the given points have same x co-ordinates i.e. 2

the given points lie on a line parallel to Y-axis.

∴ The equation of the required line is x = 2.

**Question 10.Find the distance of the origin from the line 12x + 5y + 78 = 0.Solution:**

Let p be the perpendicular distance of origin from the line 12x + 5y + 78 = 0.

Here, a = 12, b = 5, c = 78

**Question 11.Find the distance between the parallel lines 3x + 4y + 3 = 0 and 3x + 4y + 15 = 0.Solution:**

Equations of the given parallel lines are 3x + 4y + 3 = 0 and 3x + 4y + 15 = 0

Here, a = 3, b = 4, = 3 and = 15

∴ Distance between the parallel lines

**Question 12.Find the equation of the line which contains the point A(3, 5) and makes equal intercepts on the co-ordinates axes.Solution:**

**Question 13.The vertices of a triangle are A(1, 4), B(2, 3) and C(1, 6). Find equations of(a) the sides(b) the medians(c) perpendicular bisectors of sides(d) altitudes of ?ABCSolution:**

Vertices of ∆ABC are A(1, 4), B(2, 3) and C(1, 6)

Since both the points A and C have same x co-ordinates i.e. 1

the points A and C lie on a line parallel to Y-axis.

∴ The equation of side AC is x = 1.

(b) Let D, E and F be the midpoints of sides AC and AB respectively of ∆ABC.

(d) Let AX, BY, and CZ be the altitudes through the vertices A, B and C respectively of ∆ABC.

3y – 12 = x – 1

∴ x – 3y + 11 = 0

Since both the points A and C have same x co-ordinates i.e. 1

the points A and C lie on the line x = 1.

AC is parallel to Y-axis and therefore, altitude BY is parallel to X-axis.

Since the altitude BY passes through B(2, 3), the equation of altitude BY is y = 3.

Also, slope of AB = -1

Slope of CZ = 1

Since altitude CZ passes through (1, 6) and has slope 1,

equation of altitude CZ is

y – 6 = 1(x – 1)

∴ x – y + 5 = 0

Question 14.

Find the equation of the line which passes through the point of intersection of lines x + y – 3 = 0, 2x – y + 1 = 0 and which is parallel to X-axis.

Solution:

Let u ≡ x + y – 3 = 0 and v ≡ 2x – y + 1 = 0

Equation of the line passing through the point of intersection of lines u = 0 and v = 0 is given by u + kv = 0.

(x + y – 3) + k(2x – y + 1) = 0 …..(i)

x + y – 3 + 2kx – ky + k = 0

x + 2kx + y – ky – 3 + k = 0

(1 + 2k)x + (1 – k)y – 3 + k = 0

But, this line is parallel to X-axis

Its slope = 0

⇒ 1 + 2k = 0

Substituting the value of k in (i), we get

⇒ 2(x + y – 3) – (2x – y + 1 ) = 0

⇒ 2x + 2y – 6 – 2x + y – 1 = 0

⇒ 3y – 7 = 0, which is the equation of the required line.

**Question 15.Find the equation of the line which passes through the point of intersection of lines x + y + 9 = 0, 2x + 3y + 1 = 0 and which makes x-intercept 1.Solution:**

Let u ≡ x + y + 9 = 0 and v ≡ 2x + 3y + 1 = 0

Equation of the line passing through the point of intersection of lines u = 0 and v = 0 is given by u + kv = 0.

(x + y + 9) + k(2x + 3y + 1) = 0 ……(i)

⇒ x + y + 9 + 2kx + 3ky + k = 0

⇒ (1 + 2k)x + (1 + 3k)y + 9 + k = 0

But, x-intercept of this line is 1.

⇒ 3(x + y + 9) – 10(2x + 3y + 1) = 0

⇒ 3x + 3y + 27 – 20x – 30y – 10 = 0

⇒ -17x – 27y+ 17 = 0

⇒ 17x + 27y – 17 = 0, which is the equation of the required line.

**Question 16.Find the equation of the line through A(-2, 3) and perpendicular to the line through S(1, 2) and T(2, 5).Solution:**

**Question 17.Find the x-intercept of the line whose slope is 3 and which makes intercept 4 on the Y-axis.Solution:**

Equation of a line having slope ‘m’ and y-intercept ‘c’ is y = mx + c

Given, m = 3, c = 4

The equation of the line is y = 3x + 4

Alternate Method:

Let θ be the inclination of the line.

**Question 18.Find the distance of P(-1, 1) from the line 12(x + 6) = 5(y – 2).Solution:**

Given equation of the line is

12(x + 6) = 5(y – 2)

12x + 72 = 5y – 10

12x – 5y + 82 = 0

Let p be the perpendicular distance of the point (-1, 1) from the line 12x – 5y + 82 = 0.

**Question 19.Line through A(h, 3) and B(4,1) intersect the line lx – 9y -19 = 0 at right angle. Find the value of h.Solution:**

**Question 20.Two lines passing through M(2, 3) intersect each other at an angle of 45°. If slope of one line is 2, find the equation of the other line.Solution:**

Let m be the slope of the required line which make an angle of 45° with the other line.

Slope of one of the lines is 2.

**Question 21.Find the y-intercept of the line whose slope is 4 and which has x-intercept 5.Solution:**

Given, slope = 4, x-intercept = 5

Since the x-intercept of the line is 5, it passes through (5, 0).

Equation of the line in slope point form is y – y

_{1}= m(x – x

_{1})

Equation of the required line is

**Question 22.Find the equations of the diagonals of the rectangle whose sides are contained in the lines x = 8, x = 10, y = 11 and y = 12.Solution:**

Given, equations of sides of rectangle are x = 8, x = 10, y = 11 and y = 12

From the above diagram,

Vertices of rectangle are A(8, 11), B(10, 11), C(10, 12) and D(8, 12).

**Question 23.A(1, 4), B(2, 3) and C(1, 6) are vertices of AABC. Find the equation of the altitude through B and hence find the co-ordinates of the point where this altitude cuts the side AC of ∆ABC.Solution:**

Vertices of triangle are A(1, 4), B(2, 3) and C(1, 6).

Let BD be the altitude through the vertex B.

Since both the points A and C have same x co-ordinates i.e. 1

the given points lie on a line parallel to Y-axis.

The equation of the line AC is x = 1 …..(i)

AC is parallel to Y-axis and therefore, altitude BD is parallel to X-axis.

Since the altitude BD passes through B(2, 3), the equation of altitude BD is y = 3 ……(ii)

From (i) and (ii),

Point of intersection of AC and altitude BD is (1, 3).

**Question 24.The vertices of ∆PQR are P(2, 1), Q(-2, 3) and R(4, 5). Find the equation of the median through R.Solution:**

Let S be the midpoint of side PQ.

Then RS is the median through R.

S = (2−22,3+12) = (0, 2)

The median RS passes through the points R(4, 5) and S(0, 2).

∴ Equation of median RS is

**Question 26.Find the co-ordinates of the foot of the perpendicular drawn from the point P(-1, 3) to the line 3x – 4y – 16 = 0.Solution:**

The co-ordinates of the foot of perpendicular M are (6825,−4925)

**Question 27.**

**Question 28.The perpendicular from the origin to a line meets it at (-2, 9). Find the equation of the line.Solution:**

**Question 30.Find the distance of the line 4x – y = 0 from the point P(4, 1) measured along the line making an angle of 135° with the positive X-axis.Solution:**

Let a line L make angle 135° with positive X-axis.

Required distance = PQ, where PQ || line L

Slope of PQ = tan 135°

= tan (180° – 45°)

= -tan 45°

= -1

Equation of PQ is

y – 1 = (-1)(x – 4)

y – 1 = -x + 4

x + y = 5 …..(i)

To get point Q we solve the equation 4x – y = 0 with (i)

Substituting y = 4x in (i), we get

5x = 5

x = 1

Substituting x = 1 in (i), we get

1 + y = 5

y = 4

∴ Q = (1, 4)

**Question 31.Show that there are two lines which pass through A(3, 4) and the sum of whose intercepts is zero.Solution:**

Case II: Line passing through origin.

**Question 32.Show that there is only one line which passes through B(5, 5) and the sum of whose intercepts is zero.Solution:**

When line is passing through origin, the sum of intercepts made by the line is zero.

Slope of line passing through origin and B(5, 5) is

Equation of the line having slope m and passing through origin (0, 0) is y = mx.

The equation of the required line is y = x

∴ x – y = 0

∴ There is only one line which passes through B(5, 5) and the sum of whose intercepts is zero.