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COORDINATE GEOMETRY PAST YEAR QUESTIONS
PROGRAM BIJAK BELAJAR MGC KULAIJAYA (9 APRIL 2011)
PAPER 1
1
2003
[3 marks]
The points A(2h , h) , B(p, t) and C(2p, 3t) are on a straight line. B divides AC
internally in the ratio 2 : 3. Express p in terms of t.
2
2003
[3 marks]
The equation of two straight lines are 1
3 5
= +
x y
and 5y = 3x + 24.
Determine whether the lines are perpendicular to each other.
2
3
2004
[3 marks]
Diagram shows a straight line PQ with the equation 1
3 5
= +
y x
.
The point P lies on the xaxis and the point Q lies on the yaxis.
Find the equation of the straight line perpendicular to PQ and passing through
the point Q.
4
2004
[3 marks]
The point A is (1, 3) and the point B is (4, 6). The point P moves such that
PA : PB = 2 : 3. Find the equation of the locus of P.

P
x
y
Q
O
3
5
2005
[2 marks]
The following information refers to the equations of two straight lines, JK and RT,
which are perpendicular to each other.
Express p in terms of k.
6
2006
[3 marks]
Diagram shows the straight line AB which is perpendicular to the straight line C B at
the point B.
The equation of the straight line CB is y = 2x 1. Find the coordinates of B
JK : y = px + k
RT : y = (k 2) x + p
where p and k are constants.
 A(0, 4)
O
 B
 C
x
y
4
7
2007
[3 marks]
The straight line 1
6
= +
h
y x
has a yintercept of 2 and is parallel to the straight line
y + kx = 0. Determine the value of h and of k.
8
2007
[3 marks]
The vertices of a triangle are A(5, 2), B(4, 6) and C(p, 2).
Given that the area of the triangle is 30 unit
2
, find the values of p.
5
9
2008
[4 marks]
Diagram shows a straight line passing through S(3, 0) and T(0, 4).
(a) Write down the equation of the straight line ST in the form . 1 = +
b
y
a
x
(b) A point P(x, y) moves such that PS = PT.
Find the equation of the locus of P.
10
2008
[3 marks]
The points (0, 3), (2, t) and (2, 1) are vertices of a triangle.
Given that the area of the triangle is 4 unit
2
, find the values of t.
y
 T(0, 4)
S(3, 0)

x
O
6
11
2009
[3 marks]
Diagram shows a straight line AC.
The point B lies on AC such that AB : BC = 3 : 1.
Find the coordinates of B.
12
2010
[4 marks]
A straight line passes through A(2, 5) and B(6, 7).
a) Given C(h, 10) lies on the straight line AB, find the value of h.
b) Point D divides the line segment AB in the ratio 1 : 3. Find the coordinates of
y
A(2, 3)

B(h, k)

x
O

C(4, 0)
7
13
2010
[3 marks]
Point P moves such that its distance is always 5 units from Q(3, 4). Find the equation
of locus of P.
PAPER 2
1
2003
[10marks]
Solutions to this question by scale drawing will not be accepted.
A point P moves along the arc of a circle with centre A(2, 3). The arc passes through
Q(2, 0) and R(5, k).
(a) Find
(i) the equation of the locus of the point P,
(ii) the value of k.
[6 marks]
(b) The tangent to the circle at point Q intersects the yaxis at point T.
Find the area of triangle OQT. [4 marks]
2
2004
[6 marks]
Diagram shows a straight line CD which meet straight line AB at the point D. The
point D lies on the yaxis.
y
C
O B(9, 0) x
D
A(0, 6)
(a) Write down the equation of AB in the form of intercepts.
[1 marks]
(b) Given that 2AD = DB, find the coordinates of D.
[2 marks]
(c) Given that CD is perpendicular to AB, find the yintercept of CD.
[3 marks]
8
3
2005
[10marks]
Solutions to this question by scale drawing will not be accepted.
y
A(4, 9 )
B
O x
2y + x + 6 = 0
C
(a) Find
(i) the equation of the straight line AB.
(ii) the coordinates of B.
[5 marks]
(b) The straight line AB is extended to a point D such that AB : BD = 2 : 3.
Find the coordinates of D. [2 marks]
(c) A point P moves such that its distance from point A is always 5 units.
Find the equation of the locus of P. [3 marks]
4
2006
[10marks]
Solutions to this question by scale drawing will not be accepted.
Diagram shows the triangle AOB where O is the origin. Point P lies on the straight
line AB.
y
A(3, 4 )
C
O x
B(6, 2)
(a) Calculate the area, in unit
2
, of triangle AOB. [2 marks]
(b) Given that AC : CB = 3 : 2, find the coordinates of C. [2 marks]
(c) A point P moves such that its distance from point A is always twice its
distance from point B.
(i) Find the equation of the locus of P.
(ii) Hence, determine whether or not this locus intercepts the yaxis.
[6 marks]
9
5
2007
[6 marks]
Solutions to this question by scale drawing will not be accepted.
In Diagram below , the straight line AB has an equation y + 2x + 8 = 0.
AB intersects the xaxis at point A and intersects the yaxis at point B.
Point P lies on AB such that AP : PB = 1 : 3. Find
(a) the coordinates of P, [3 marks]
(b) the equation of the straight line that passes through P and perpendicular
to AB. [3 marks]
6
2008
[8 marks]
Solutions to this question by scale drawing will not be accepted.
Diagram shows a triangle OPQ. Point S lies on the line PQ.
(a) A point W moves such that its distance from point S is always
2
1
2 units.
Find the equation of the locus of W. [3 marks]
(b) It is given that point P and point Q lie on the locus of W.
Calculate
(i) the value of k,
(ii) the coordinates of Q.
[5 marks]
A
B 
P 

y + 2x + 8 = 0
x
y
O
O
 P( ) ,
2
3
k
S(3, 1)
Q
O
x
y
10
7
2009
[10marks]
Solutions to this question by scale drawing will not be accepted.
Diagram shows a trapezium OABC. The line OA is perpendicular to the line AB, which
intersects the y axis at the point Q. It is given that the equation of OA is x y
2
3
=
and the equation of AB is 26 6 + = kx y .
a) Find
i) the value of k
ii) the coordinates of A
[4 marks]
b) Given AQ : QB = 1 : 2, find
i) the coordinates of B
ii) the equation of the straight line BC
[4 marks]
c) A point P (x, y) moves such that 2PA = PB. Find the equation of the locus of P.
[2 marks]
8
2010
[7 marks]
Solutions to this question by scale drawing will not be accepted.
Diagram shows the straight line AC which intersects the yaxis at point B.
The equation of AC is 3y = 2x 15. Find,
a) the equation of the straight line which passes through point A and perpendicular to
AC [4 marks]
b) (i) the coordinates of B,
(ii) the coordinates of C, given AB : BC = 2 : 7
[3 marks]
Q
A
y
x
6y = kx + 26
B
C
O
x y
2
3
=
y
x
O
C
A(3, 7)
B
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Answer
Year Paper 1
2003 1) t p 2 =
2) Perpendicular
2004
3) 3
3
5
+ = x y
4) 0 118 6 50 5 5
2 2
= + + y x y x
2005
5)
2
1
=
k
p
2006 6) B(2, 3)
2007
7) h = 2,
3
1
= k
8) p =  9 or 21
2008
9 a) 1
4 3
= +
y x
b) 0 7 8 6 = + y x
10) t = 3 or 11
2009
11) 
.

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4
3
,
2
5
B
2010 12 a) 8 b) (0, 2)
13) 0 8 6
2 2
= + + y x y x
Year Paper 2
2003
1 a i) 0 12 6 4
2 2
= + y x y x a ii) k = 1 or 7 b)
3
8
unit
2
2004
2 a) 1
6 9
=
y x
b) D(3, 4) c) y intercept =
2
1
2005 3 a i) 17 2 + = x y a ii) B(8, 1) b) D(14, 11) c)
0 72 18 8
2 2
= + + + y x y x
2006
4 a) 9 units
2
b) 
.

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5
2
,
5
12
C c i) 0 45 8 18
2 2
= + + + y x y x c ii) No
2007
5 a) ) 2 , 3 ( P b)
2
1
2
1
= x y
2008
6 a) 0 15 8 24 4 4
2 2
= + + y x y x b i) k = 3 b ii) 
.

\

1 ,
2
1
4 Q
2009
7 a i)k = 4 a ii) ) 3 , 2 ( A b i) ) 7 , 4 ( B b ii) 13
2
3
+ = x y
c) 0 13 10 24 3 3
2 2
= + + y x y x
2010 8a)
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