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CARTESIAN SYSTEM OF RECTANGULAR COORDINATES

IMPORTANT TERMS & FORMULAE

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Distance Formulae

Area of Triangle

Internal Section Formula

External Section Formula

Mid Point Formula

Centroid of a Triangle

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CONCEPT : PROBLEM BASED ON DISTANCE


Find the distance between the points:
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P(2,5) and Q(8, 3)
(ii) A(2, 3) and B(1, 7)
(iii) R(x + y, x y) and S(x y, x, y) (iv) (p, q) and (p, q)
at12 ,2at 1 and at 22 ,2at 2
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(vi) ( 6, 7) and ( 1, 5)
(vii) (a + b, b + c) and (a b, c b)
(viii) (a, 0) and (0, b)
(ix) (a sin , b cos ) and ( a cos , b sin )
The coordinates of a point are (0, 5). On which axis does it lie?
A point lies on the x-axis on the x-axis. If it is 3 units from the origin, what are its
possible coordinates?
Find the value of x for which the distance between the points P (3, 50 and Q(x, 2) is
58 units.
Find the value of y if the distance between the points (5, 9) and (11, y) be 10 units.
For what value of x, the distance between the points (2, 5) and (x, 19) be 205
units.
What point on the x-axis is equidistant from (7, 6) and (3, 4).

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If the point (2, 1) and (1, 2) are equidistant from the point (x, y), show that x + 3y =
0.
The length of a line segment is of 10 units and the coordinates of one end point are
(2, 3). If the abscissa of the other end is 10, find the ordinate of the other end.
Prove that (2, 2), (2, 1) and (5, 2) are the vertices of a right angles triangle. Find
the area of the triangle and length of the hypotenuse.
Prove that the points (2a, 4a), (2a, 6a) and (2a + 3 a, 5a0) are the vertices of an
equilateral triangle.
Prove that the points (2, 3), (4, 6) and (1, 3/2) do not form a triangle.
An equilateral triangle has two vertices at the points (3, 4) and (2, 3), find the
coordinates of the third vertex.
Two vertices of an isosceles triangle are (2, 0) and (2, 5). Find the vertex if the length
of the equal sides is 3.
Show that the points (0, 0), (0, 5), (6, 5), (6, 0) represent a rectangle.
Show that the points (0, 5), (2, 2), (5, 0), (7, 7) are the vertices of a rhombus.
Prove that the points (5, 6), (1, 5), (2, 1) and (6, 2) are the vertices of a square.
Using distance formula, show that (3, 3) is the center of the circle passing through
the points (6, 2) (0, 4) and (4, 6). Find the radius of the circle.
The opposite angular points of a square are (3, 4) and (1, 1). Find the coordinates
of the remaining two vertices.
Prove that the points P (3, 0), Q(6, 4), R(1, 3) are the vertices of a right angles
triangle. Are these vertices of an isosceles triangle also?
Prove that the points (a, b + c), (b, c + a) and (c, a + b) are collinear.
Two vertices of an equilateral triangle are (0, 0) and 0, 2 3 . Find the third vertex.

CONCEPT : PROBLEMS BASED ON SECTION FORMULAE


Find the coordinates of the point which divides internally the line segment joining
(1, 3) and (3, 9) in the ratio 1:3.
Find the coordinates of the point which divides externally the line segment joining
(2, 5) and (8, 1) in the ratio 2:5.
Find the coordinates of the point which divides externally the line segment joining
the points (5, 2) and (9, 6) in the ratio 3:1.
Find the coordinates of the points of P and Q are (2, 1) and (3, 4).
What will be the value of y if the point (23/5, y) divides the line segment joining the
points (5, 7) and (4, 5) in the ratio 2:3 internally.

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Find the coordinates of the points of the trisection of the line segment joining the
points (5, 3) and (2, 9).
Find the coordinates of a point on the line joining the points A(5, 4) and B(3, 2)
that is, twice as far as from A as from B.
Determine the ratio in which the point P(m, 6) divides the join of A(4, 3) and B(2,
8). Also find the value of m.
Find the coordinates of the center of a circle, the coordinates of the end points of a
diameter being (3, 8) and (5, 6).
The mid point of a line segment is (4, 2). If one end point is (6, 4). What are the
coordinates of the second end point?
The line segment joining A (6, 3) to B (1, 4) is doubled in length by having half its
length added to each end. Find the coordinates of the new ends.
If the vertices of a triangle are (1, 5), (3, 1) and (5, 7). Find the length of the median
through the third vertex.
In what ratio does the point (1/2, 6) divide the line segment joining the points (3, 5)
and (7, 9).
In what ratio is the line segment joining (3, 1) and (8, 9) divided at the point (5,
21/5).
If the midpoint of the line joining (3, 4) and (k, 7) is (x, y) and 2x + 2y + 1 = 0. Find
the value of k.
Determine the ratio in which the straight line x y 2 = 0 divides the line segment
joining (3, 1) and (8, 9).
Find the ratio in which the line segment joining (2, 3) and (5, 6) is divided by:
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If (2, 5), (3, 4) and (1, 3) are mid points of the sides of a triangle. Find the
coordinates of the vertices.
Find the ratio in which the line segment joining (2, 3) and (5, 6) is divided by x-axis.
By using section formula, show that the points (5, 2), (1, 1) and (1, 0) are collinear.
CONCEPT : CENTROID, PARALLELOGRAM
Find the coordinates of the point where the diagonals of the parallelogram formed
by joining the points (2, 1), (1, 0), (4, 3) and (1, 2) meet.
Prove that the points (4, 11), (5, 3), (2, 15) and (1, 1) form a parallelogram.
Show that the points (1, 1), (4, 4), (4, 8) and (1, 5) are the vertices of a parallelogram.
The three vertices of a parallelogram are (3, 4), (3, 8), (9, 8). Find the fourth vertex.
Show that the point A(1, 2), B(3, 6), C(5, 10) and D(3, 2) are the vertices of a
parallelogram.

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Three consecutive vertices of a parallelogram are (2, 1), (1, 0) and (4, 3). Find the
forth vertex.
If the points (2, 1), (1, 0), (x, 3) and (1, y) form a parallelogram, find the values of
x and y.
Find the centroid of a triangle whose vertices are x1 , y1 x2 , y2 and x3 , y3 . Also
show that medians of this triangle are concurrent.
Find the centroid of a triangle whose vertices are A(1, 0), B(5, 2) and C(8, 2).
Find the vertex of a triangle if two of its vertices are at (1, 4) and (5, 2) and the
centroid at (0, 3).
A(3, 2) and B(2, 1) are two vertices of a triangle ABC, whose centroid G has
coordinates (5/3, 1/3). Find the coordinates of the third vertex C of the triangle.

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