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QUESTION: 1

The equation of parabola whose focus is (– 3, 0) and directrix x + 5 = 0 is:

Solution:

Given, focus : (-3,0)

directrix : x + 5 = 0

Let (x ,y) is the point on the parabola .

∴ distance of point from focus = distance of point from directrix

⇒ √{(x + 3)² + y²} = |x + 5|/√(1² + 0²)

⇒ √{(x + 3)² + y² } = |x + 5|

squaring both sides,

(x + 3)² + y² = (x + 5)²

⇒y² = (x + 5)² - (x + 3)²

⇒y² = (x + 5 - x - 3)(x + 5 + x + 3)

⇒y² = 2(2x + 8) = 4(x + 4)

Hence, equation of parabola is y² = 4(x + 4)

QUESTION: 2

The equation of the circle passing through (0, 0) and making intercepts 2 and 4 on the coordinate axes is:

Solution:

The circle intercept the co-ordinate axes at a and b. it means x - intercept at ( a, 0) and y-intercept at (0, b) .

Now, we observed that circle passes through points (0, 0) , (a, 0) and (0, b) .

we also know, General equation of circle is

x² + y² + 2gx + 2fy + C = 0

when point (0,0)

(0)² + (0)² + 2g(0) + 2f(0) + C = 0

0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + C = 0

C = 0 -------(1)

when point (a,0)

(a)² + (0)² + 2g(a) + 2f(0) + C = 0

a² + 2ag + C = 0

from equation (1)

a² + 2ag = 0

a(a + 2g) = 0

g = -a/2

when point ( 0, b)

(0)² + (b)² + 2g(0) + 2f(b) + C = 0

b² + 2fb + C = 0

f = -b/2

Now, equation of circle is

x² + y² + 2x(-a/2) + 2y(-b/2) + 0 = 0 { after putting values of g, f and C }

x² + y² - ax - by = 0

As we know that, a=2, b=4

x^2 + y^2 - 2x - 4y = 0

QUESTION: 3

A circle is the set of …… in a plane that are equidistant from a fixed point in the plane.

Solution:

A circle is the set of points a fixed distance from a center point,

QUESTION: 4

The centre and radius of the circle x^{2} + y^{2} + 4x – 6y = 5 is:

Solution:

x^{2}+y^{2}+4x-6y=5

Circle Equation

(x-a)^{2}+(y-b)^{2}=r^{2 }is the circle equation with a radius r, centered at (a,b)

Rewrite^{ }x^{2}+y^{2}4x-6y=5 in the form of circle standard circle equation

(x-(-2))^{2}+(y-3)^{2}=(3√2)^{2
Therefore the circle properties are:}

(a,b) = (-2,3), r =^{ }3√2

QUESTION: 5

The equation of a circle with centre as the origin is

Solution:

The equation of a circle with center (h,k) and radius r is given by (x−h)^{2}+(y−k)^{2}=r^{2} .

For a circle centered at the origin, this becomes the more familiar equation x^{2}+y^{2}=r^{2}

QUESTION: 6

The equation of circle whose centre is (2, 1) and which passes through the point (3, – 5) is:

Solution:

Radius of circle is given by -

r = √[(h-x1)² + (k-y1)²]

r = √[(2-3)² + (1+5)²]

r = √(-1² + 6²)

r = √(1 + 36)

r = √37

if centre (2,-]1) and radius=√26 are given,

(x-h)^{2}+(y-k)^{2}=r^{2}

equation is (x-2)^{2} + (y-1)^{2} = (√37)^{2}

x^{2} + 4 - 4x + y^{2} + 1 - 2y = 37

x^{2} + y^{2} - 4x - 2y - 32 = 0

QUESTION: 7

The equation of circle of radius 5 units touches the coordinates axes in the second quadrant is:

Solution:

If the circle lies in second quadrant

The equation of a circle touches both the coordinate axes and has radius a is

x^{2} + y^{2} + 2ax - 2ay + a^{2} = 0

Radius of circle, a = 5

x^{2} + y^{2} + 10x - 10y + 25 = 0

QUESTION: 8

The equation of the circle passing through (0, 0) and making intercepts a and b on the coordinate axes is:

Solution:

Let the equation of the required circle be (x – h)2 + (y – k)2 = r2.

Since the centre of the circle passes through (0, 0),

(0 – h)2 + (0 – k)2 = r2

⇒ h2 + k2 = r2

The equation of the circle now becomes (x – h)2 + (y – k)2 = h2 + k2.

It is given that the circle makes intercepts a and b on the coordinate axes. This means that the circle passes through points (a, 0) and (0, b). Therefore,

(a – h)2 + (0 – k)2 = h2 + k2 …………… (1)

(0 – h)2 + (b – k)2 = h2 + k2 ………… (2)

From equation (1), we obtain a2 – 2ah + h2 + k2 = h2 + k2

⇒ a2 – 2ah = 0

⇒ a(a – 2h) = 0

⇒ a = 0 or (a – 2h) = 0

However, a ≠ 0; hence, (a – 2h) = 0 ⇒ h =a/2.

From equation (2), we obtain h2 + b2 – 2bk + k2 = h2 + k2

⇒ b2 – 2bk = 0

⇒ b(b – 2k) = 0

⇒ b = 0 or(b – 2k) = 0

However, b ≠ 0; hence, (b – 2k) = 0 ⇒ k =b/2. Thus, the equation of the required circle is

QUESTION: 9

The equation of a circle which is concentric to the given circle x^{2} + y^{2} - 4x - 6y - 3 = 0 and which touches the X-axis is:

Solution:

x^{2} + y^{2} - 4x - 6y + 4 = 0

QUESTION: 10

Point (-2, – 5) lies on the circle x^{2} + y^{2} = 25.

Solution:

X^{2} +Y^{2} =25 Points =(-2,-5)

Put the points in the variables

(-2)^{2} + (-5)^{2} = 29

As 29 > 25 (lies outside).

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