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The equation, xy + a 2 = a (x + y) represents : (A) A parabola (B) A pair of straight lines (C) An ellipse (D) Two parallel straight lines The combined equation of the bisectors of the angle between the

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The values of h for which the equation 3x2 + 2 hxy − 3y2 − 40x + 30y − 75 = 0 represents a pair of straight lines, are (A) 4, 4 (B) 4, 6 (C) 4, - 4 (D) 0, 4

The equation of the pair of straight lines, each of which makes an angle α with the line y = x, is : (A) x2 + 2 xy sec 2 α + y2 = 0 (B) x2 + 2 xy cosec 2 α + y 2 = 0 (C) x2 - 2 xy cosec 2 α + y2 = 0 (D) x2 - 2 xy sec 2 α + y2 = 0

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The equation to the pair of straight lines through the origin which are perpendicular to the lines, 2x2 - 5 xy + y2 = 0, is : (A) 2x 2 + 5 xy + y2 = 0 (B) x 2 + 2 y2 + 5 xy = 0 (C) x2 - 5 xy + 2 y2 = 0 (D) 2 x2 + y2 - 5 xy = 0 Acute angle between the lines represented by, (x 2 + y2)

10. The lines joining the origin to the points of intersection of the line, y = mx + c and the circle x2 + y2 = a2 will be mutually perpendicular, if : (A) a2 (m2 + 1) = c2 (B) a2 (m2 − 1) = c 2 (C) a2 (m2 + 1) = 2c2 (D) a2 (m2 - 1) = 2c 2 11. The straight lines joining the origin to the points of intersection of the line 2x+ y = 1 & curve 3x2 + 4xy − 4x + 1 = 0

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2 include an angle : (A) (C) x2 + (A) (B) (C) (D) 4 xy + y2 = 0 and x - y = 4, is : A right angled triangle An isosceles triangle An equilateral triangle None of these

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17. If the equations of opposite sides of a parallelogram are, x2 - 7x + 6 = 0 and y2 − 14y + 40 = 0, then the equation of its one diagonal is : (A) 6x + 5y + 14 = 0 (B) 6x - 5y + 14 = 0 (C) 5x + 6y + 14 = 0 (D) 5x - 6y + 14 = 0

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3 ax2 + 2 hxy + by2 = 0 bisects the angle between positive directions of the axes, then a, b, h satisfy the relation (A) a + b = 2 h (B) a + b = - 2 h (B) a - b = 2 h (D) (a − b) 2 = 4 h2 21. The equation, x 2 - 3 xy + λ y2 + 3x 5y + 2 = 0 when λ is a real number, represents a pair of straight lines . If θ is the angle betwen the lines, then cosec2 θ = (A) 3 (B) 9 (C) 10 (D) 100 22. The circumcentre of the ∆ formed by the lines, xy + 2x + 2y + 4 = 0 and x + y + 2 = 0 is : (A) (0, 0) (B) (- 2, - 2) (C) (- 1, - 1) (D) (- 1, - 2) 23. The gradient of one of the lines, x2 + h xy + 2y2 = 0 is twice that of the other, then h = (A) ± 3 (C) ± 2 ANSWERS 1. A 2. A 3. B 4. A 7. D 8. B 9. A 10. C 13. D 14. D 15. D 16. C 19. A 20. B 21. C 22. C

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