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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 x-axis and the point Q lies on the y-axis.









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 y-intercept 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 y-axis 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 y-axis.
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 y-intercept 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 y-axis.
[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 x-axis at point A and intersects the y-axis 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 y-axis 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
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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
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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) |
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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)