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# Coordinate Geometry

Exercise 1

1.   Find the distance between the following pairs of points:

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

(ii) (-5, 7), (-1, 3)

(iii) (a, b), (-a, -b)

2.    Find the distance between the points (0, 0) and (36, 15).Also, find the distance between towns A and B if town B is located at 36 km east and15 km north of town A.

3.  Determine if the points (1, 5), (2, 3) and (-2, -11) are collinear.

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

5.    In a classroom, 4 friends are seated at the points A (3, 4), B (6, 7), C (9, 4) and D (6, 1). Champa and Chameli walk into the class and after observing for a few minutes Champa asks Chameli. “Don’t you think ABCD is a square?” Chameli disagrees. Using distance formula, find which of them is correct. 6.    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)

(ii) (-3, 5), (3, 1), (0, 3) , (-1, -4)

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

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

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

9.    If, Q (0, 1) is equidistant from P (5, -3) and R (x, 6), find the values of x. Also, find the distances QR and PR.

10.  Find a relation between x and y such that the point (x, y)is equidistant from the point (3, 6) and (-3, 4).

Exercise 2

11.   Find the coordinates of the point which divides the join of (-1, 7) and (4, -3) in the ratio 2:3.

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

13.  To conduct sports day activities, in your rectangular shaped school ground ABCD, lines have been drawn with chalk powder at a distance of 1 m each. 100 flower pots have been placed at a distance of 1 m from each other along AD. Niharika runs 14th of the distance AD on the 2nd line and posts a green flag. Preet runs 15th of the distance AD on the eighth line and posts a red flag. What is the distance between both the flags? If Rashmi has to post a blue flag exactly halfway between the line segment joining the two flags, where should she post her flag? 14.  Find the ratio in which the line segment joining the points (-3, 10) and (6, -8) is divided by (-1, 6).

15.  Find the ratio in which the line segment joining A (1, -5) and B (-4, 5) is divided by the x-axis. Also find the coordinates of the point of division.

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

17.  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).

18.  If A and B are (-2, -2) and (2, -4) respectively, find the coordinates of P such that AP = AB and P lies on the line segment AB.

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

20. Find the area of a rhombus if its vertices are (3, 0), (4, 5), (-1, 4) and (-2, -1) taken in order. {Hint: Area of a rhombus = 1/2 (product of its diagonals))

Exercise 3

21.  Find the area of the triangle whose vertices are:

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

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

22.  In each of the following find the value of ‘k’, for which the points are collinear.

(i) (7, -2), (5, 1), (3, k)

(ii) (8, 1), (k, -4), (2, -5)

23.  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.

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

25.  We know that median of a triangle divides it into two triangles of equal areas. Verify this result for ΔABC whose vertices are A (4, -6), B (3, -2) and C (5, 2).

Exercise 4

26.  Determine the ratio in which the line 2x + y – 4 = 0 divides the line segment joining the points A (2,-2) and B (3, 7).

27.  Find a relation between x and y if the points (x, y), (1, 2) and (7, 0) are collinear.

28.  Find the centre of a circle passing through the points (6, -6), (3, -7) and (3, 3).

29.  The two opposite vertices of a square are (-1, 2) and (3, 2). Find the coordinates of the other two vertices.

30.  The class X students of a secondary school in Krishinagar have been allotted a rectangular plot of land for their gardening activity. Saplings of Gulmohar are planted on the boundary at a distance of 1 m from each other. There is a triangular grassy lawn in the plot as shown in the figure. The students are to sow seeds of flowering plants on the remaining area of the plot.

(i) Taking A as origin, find the coordinates of the vertices of the triangle.

(ii) What will be the coordinates of the vertices of Δ PQR if C is the origin? Also calculate the area of the triangle in these cases. What do you observe? 31.  The vertices of a Δ ABC are A (4, 6), B (1, 5) and C (7, 2). A line is drawn to intersect sides AB and AC at D and E respectively such that . Calculate the area of the Δ ADE and compare it with the area of Δ ABC.

32.  Let A (4, 2), B (6, 5) and C (1, 4) be the vertices of Δ ABC.

(i) The median from A meets BC at D. Find the coordinates of the point D.

(ii) Find the coordinates of the point P on AD such that AP : PD = 2 : 1.

(iii) Find the coordinates of points Q and R on medians BE and CF respectively such that BQ : QE = 2 : 1 and CR : RF = 2 : 1.

(iv) What do you observe?

(Note: The point which is common to all the three medians is called centroid and this point divides each median in the ratio 2 : 1)

(v) If A (x1, y1), B (x2, y2) and C (x3, y3) are the vertices of Δ ABC, find the coordinates of the centroid of the triangle.

33.  ABCD is a rectangle formed by joining points A (-1, -1), B (-1, 4), C (5, 4) and D (5, -1). P, Q, R and S are the mid-points of AB, BC, CD and DA respectively. Is the quadrilateral PQRS a square? Or a rhombus? Justify your answer.

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