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Vectors
a × b + a.b

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2

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= (B) a
2

OA + OB + OC =
- b
2

(A) a (C) a 2.

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b
2

(A) 2 OO′ (C) 7. If in the given fig.

(B) 2 O ′O (D) O ′O = a, = = b

2

(D) None of these

The area of a triangle whose vertices are, A (1, - 1, 2), B (2, 1, - 1) and C (3, - 1, 2) is : (A) 13 (C) 6 (B) (D)

and AP : PB = m : n, then
A P B

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The area of the parallelogram whose diagonals are, is : and

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If ABCDEF is a regular hexagon and

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6. If O be the circumcentre and O′ be the orthocentre of a triangle ABC, then

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2 11. If the vectors , i + j − k and B & C are , j + k and k + i respectively . The vector area of the
1 ∆ ABC = ± 2

3 i − k form three concurrent edges of a parallelopiped, then the volume of the parallelopiped is : (A) 8 (B) 10 (C) 4 (D) 14

, where

=

(A) (C) i + j − k 17. If a = (1, − 1, 1) & then the vector = c & a × (A) (1, 0, 0) (C) (0, − 1, 0)

(B) i − j + k (D) i + j + k = (− 1, − 1, 0),

12.

(a × b) . c
(A) (B) (C) (D) . . . . , + + . , = = = =

=  a     , if : . . . . =0 =0 =0 = . =0 satisfying, . = 1, is : (B) (0, 0, 1) (D) None of these

13. If

are unit vectors such that = 0, then + . = (B) 3 (D)

g. c
(A) (C) +

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14. If the position vectors of the points

19. P is the point of intersection of the → 3 c a→ + j → αii −j 3 j+ k → i − 2 + + OB + OC + OD the parallelogram b OA diagonals of AC 2 ABCD. If O is any point, then is :

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(B) 2 OP

(C) 3 OP

(D) 4 OP

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such that (A) 3 a (C) 3 -2

= 3 AB is : (B) 3 (D) 3

(C) 1 ( 3 i − 4 j ) 5

21. If the position vectors of the points 16. The position vectors of the points A,
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3 A, B, C, D be 2 i + 3 j + 5 k ,
i + 2 j + 3 k , − 5 i + 4 j − 2 k and i + 10 j + 10 k respectively, then :

is equal to : (A) 0 (C) 2

(B) 1 (D) 3

26. The unit normal vector to the line joining i − j & 2 i + 3 j and pointing towards the origin is : (A) (C)
4i − j 17

(A) AB = CD (C) AB ⊥

(B) AB  CD (D) None of these

22. Let a = be a vector which makes an angle of 120º with a unit vector . Then the unit vector ( (A)
3 (C) 1 i + 2 j 2

(B)

−4i + j 17

+

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(B) − 3 i + 1 j 2 2 (D)
3i − 1j 2 2

g. c
(A) 2 i (C) - 2 j

B is i + j & that of B w.r.t. A is i − j . The position vector of C w.r.t. A is : (B) 2 j (D) 2 i

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60 i + 3 j , 40 i − 8 j , a i − 52 j are collinear, if a = (A) - 40 (B) 40 (C) 20 (D) None of these

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i + j + k with a unit vector parallel to the sum of the vectors, 2 i + 4 j − 5 k & λ i + 2 j + 3 k be 1, then λ = (A) 1 (B) - 1 (C) 2 (D) - 2

28. A unit vector perpendicular to the plane determined by the points, p1 a→ q ,+r (1, j- 1, 2) , (2, 0, - 1) & (0, 2, 1) is : c 3 b, i i − CD 2 2 (A) ± 1 2 i + j + k 6

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2i − 3 j −2i + 3 j (D) 13 13 27. The position vector of a point C w.r.t.

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25. If a , are three non-coplanar , vectors and are defined by the relations ,
p= a×b c×a b×c , q= , r= [a b c] [a b c] [a b c]

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AB = 2 i + 4 j − 5 k and

then, a + b . p + b + c . q + ( c + a ) . r

(

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AD = i + 2 j + 3 k , then the unit vector in the direction of BD is :

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1 i + 2 j − 8k 69

(A) (B) (C) (D) 30. Let

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and let

(C) 15 a − 7 b

(D) 15 a + 7 b

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33. If a & b are unit vectors making an angle θ with each other then  a − b  is : (A) 1 (B) 0 (C) cos θ (D) 2 sin 2 34. If the vectors, , i + bj+ k

1 − i − 2 j + 8k 69

(

1 − i − 2 j + 8k 69
b = 3j + 4k ,

(

be component vectors of b parallel and perpendicular to
3 3 = 2 i + 2 j , then b 2 =
3 3 (A) 2 i + 2 j + 4 k

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g. c
(A) - 1 (C) (D) None of these

1 + 1 + 1 1− a 1− b 1− c =
1 (B) - 2

3 3 (C) − 2 i + 2 j

31. If the points whose position vectors are 3 i − 2 j − k , 2 i + 3 j − 4 k ,
− i + j + 2 k and 4 i + 5 j + λ k lie on a plane, then λ =

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r=

(B) − 3 i + 3 j + 4 k 2 2

35. If C is the middle point of AB and P → θ i−+i + is → 146 b j + 1= a17& b→j kany point outside AB, then : b1 PA + PB = PC 146 2 2 17 (A) (B) PA + PB = 2 PC (C) PA + PB + PC = 0 (D) PA + PB + 2 PC = 0 36. a , b , c are three non − zero, non − coplanar vectors and p , q , r are three other vectors such that,
p= b×c c×a , q= and a.b× c a.b× c a×b , then [ p , q , r ] equals a.b× c
→ → →
→ → →

(C) -

32. A and B are two points . The position vector of A is 6b − 2a . A point P divides the line AB in the ratio 1 : 2 . If is the position vector of P, then the position vector of B is given by : (A) 7 a − 15 b (B) 7 a + 15 b

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5 (A) a . b × c (C) 0
1 a.b× c

(B)

= (y − 2x + 2) a + (2x - 3y - 1) b , & b are non-collinear vectors . If 3 = 2 q , then the value of x & y, will be : (A) - 1, 2 (B) 2, - 1 (C) 1, 2 (D) 2, 1 41. If (x, y, z) ≠ (0, 0, 0) and where

(D) None of these &

37. Let a = 2 i − j + k ,

c = i + j − 2 k be three vectors . A

vector in the plane of b & c whose projection on a is of magnitude is : (A) 2 i − 3 j + 3 k (C) − 2 i − j + 5 k 38. The magnitudes (B) 2 i + 3 j + 3 k (D) 2 i + j + 5 k of mutually

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perpendicular forces a , b & c are 2, 10 and 11 respectively . Then the magnitude of its resultant is : (A) 12 (B) 15 (C) 9 (D) None of these

1 q , bc,11++&j2dj+kband the angle between a & b p = b i + b22− + k c a 2 a ica c&j b c33 k b 1 i 2 a3 c 2 a 33 b1 b 2 b 3 c1 c2 is3 π , then c is equal to : 6
2 2 2 3 (Σ a1 ) (Σ b1 ) (Σ c1 ) 4 2 2 (Σ a 1 ) (Σ b1 )

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(B) p = 1 or − 1 3 (D) p = 1 or − 1

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42. If three non - zero are,
a = a 1i + a 2 j + a 3k ,

and . If is the unit vector perpendicular to the vectors

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the value of λ will be : (A) - 2, 0 (B) 0 , - 2 (C) - 1, 0 (D) 0, - 1

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43. The position vector of coplanar points A, B, C, D are respectively in such a way that,

= (x + 4y) a + (2x + y + 1) b and

(a − d) . (b − c)

( b − d) . ( c − a )

= 0,

then the point D of the ∆ ABC is : (A) Incentre (B) Circumcentre

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6 (C) Orthocentre 44. If F1 = i − j + k , , and , then the scalar product

(D) None of these ,

& represents a cube, then its volume will be : (A) 616 (B) 308 (C) 154 (D) None of these 49. If are two vectors, then

of (A) 3 (C) 9

and AB will be : (B) 6 (D) 12

( a × b )2 equals :
(A)
a .b a .a b.b b.a a.b b.a

45. If the moduli of the vectors, a , b , c are 3, 4, 5 respectively and a & b + c ,
b & c + a , c & a + b are mutually perpendicular , then the modulus of a + b + c is :

(B)

a .a a .b b.a b.b

(C)

(C) 5 2

(D) 50

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(B) 12

− i + 5 j + k respectively . Then angle π 2 c 2i + − a 2& 33−j−j44j3 kkk B1=ia−F2−3 37−−224equal to : Aπ+12iiiiABCjk9k3k F b3 −12 k + c 4 +F 20= i6− 12 jaj3 −2k b3 =8j+ +k 2 3 is a 2 3 3 (A) 30º (B) 45º b b2 1+ b 3 (C) 3 60º (D) 90º c c2 1 + c 51. If a & b are unit vectors and a − b is also a unit vector, then the angle

g. c
(A) π 4

50. The position vector of vertices of a ∆ ABC are 4 i − 2 j , i + 4 j − 3 k and

between a & b is : (B) (D) , b = 2i − j + k & , then a × (b × c) = (B) 20 i − 3 j − 7 k (D) None of these

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= 0 & a = (1, a, a 2) ,

(C) 20 i + 3 j − 7 k

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7 53. If a , b , c are coplanar vectors, then 56. If a has magnitude 5 and points north-east & vector has magnitude −  5 & points north-west, then  is equal to : (A) 25 (B) 5 (C) 7 (D) 5 2

a b c
(A) b c a = 0 c a b

a

b

c

(B) a . a a . b a . c = 0

b.a b.b b.c

57. In a regular hexagon ABCDEF, AE is equal to : (A) AC + AF + AB
→ → →

(B) AC + AF − AB (D) None of these

a

b

c

(C) c . a c . b c . c = 0

(C) AC + AB − AF

g. c
→ →

b.a b.c b.b a b c

58. OD + DA + DB + DC = (A) OA + OB + OC (B) OA + OB − BD (C) OA + OB + OC
→ → → → → → →

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54. A unit vector which is coplanar to

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i− j 2

a3 b → → 59. In a ∆ ABC, if 2 AC = 3 CB , then


2 OA + 3 OB equals : (A) 5 OC

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 j − k (B) ±    2 
i+ j+k (D) 3

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(B) - OC (D) None of these
→ → →

(C) OC

55. If x . a = 0 , x . b = 0 & x . c = 0 for some non - zero vector x , then the true statement is : (A) (C)

[a b c] = 0 [a b c] = 1

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60. If AO + OB = BO + OC , then A, B, C form : (A) Equilateral triangle (B) Eight angled triangle (C) Isosceles triangle (D) Line 61. If the position vectors of A and B are
i + 3 j − 7 k and 5 i − 2 j + 4 k , then

(B)

[a b c]

(D) None of these

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the direction cosine of AB along y axis is :
4 (A) 162 (C) - 5

(B) r . ( (C) (

)=0 ).( )=0 )=0

(B) - 5 162 (D) 11

(D) ( r − a ) . (

62. The point B divides the arc AC of a quadrant of a circle in the ratio 1 : 2.

66. If a × (b × c) = 0, then : (A) (B) b parallel to (C) (D) 67. parallel to perpendicular to =1

If O is the centre and OA = a and = b , then the vector (A) b − 2 a (C) 3 b − 2 a (B) 2 a − b (D) None of these is :

then

(AD + BE + CF) : CK =

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63. The points D, E, F divide BC, CA & AB of the triangle ABC in the ratio 1 : 4, 3 : 2 & 3 : 7 respectively & the point K divides AB in the ratio 1 : 3,

g. c
(A) (A) π 4 69. Given (A) i

are three non-coplanar If vectors, then

(a + b + c) . [(a + b) × (a + c)] =

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(B) 2 (D) 0

[a b c ]

(A) 1 : 1 (C) 5 : 2

(B) 2 : 5 (D) None of these

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65. If

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on a sphere & are respectively position vectors of the extremities of a diameter, then : (A) r . (

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9 (A) a , a − x (C) b , a − b (B) a − b , b (D) None of these

(C) k 70.

(D)

Force 3 i + 2 j + 5 k and 2 i + j − 3 k are acting on a particle and displace it from the point 2 i − j − 3 k to the point 4 i − 3 j + 7 k , then work done by the force is : (A) 30 units (B) 36 units (C) 24 units (D) 18 units

74. Let α, β, γ be distinct real numbers . The points with position vectors,
α i + β j + γ k , β i + γ j + α k and γ i + α j + βk : (A) Are collinear (B) Form an equilateral triangle (C) Form a scalene triangle (D) Form a right angled triangle

2 i + 3 j + 4 k , 3 i + 4 j + 2 k and 4 i + 2 j + 3 k are the vertices of : (A) Right angle triangle (B) Isosceles triangle (C) Equilateral triangle (D) Collinear

75. Let p & q be the position vectors of P & Q respectively with respect to O

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The distance of the point,

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OR and OS are perpendicular, then (A) 9 p2 = 4 q2 (B) 4 p2 = 9 q2 4 y x ija−= (C) 3 kp = 4 q (D) 4 p = 9 q r× c 10 6 j × 9 b+ + k b + a i 3 3 2 2 76. If a × b + a . b = 144 &  a  = 4

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and  p  = p,  q  = q. The points R & S divide PQ internally & externally in the ratio 2 : 3 respectively . If

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(B) (D) None of these

then   = (A) 16 (C) 3 the vectors
x i + 2 j + 2 cx k angle are :

77. The value of c so that for all real x, and make an obtuse (B) 0 < c < 4 3 (D) c > 0

Given the following simultaneous equations for vectors x & y .
x+y=a

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x×y=b
x.a = 1

(A) c < 0 (C) <c<0

Then x = ______ ,

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71.

The point having position vectors,

(B) 8 (D) 12

; r × b=a × b ; a ≠0;

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79. A non-zero vector is parallel to the line of intersection of the plane determined by the vectors, & the plane determined by the vectors,
i − j , i + k . The angle between a &

the vector
3π (A) π or 4 4 3π (C) π or 2 2

is :
2π 3π (B) 4 or 4

(D) None of these

80.

If b & c are any two non-collinear

unit vectors and a is any vector, then =

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a 2 −ji i 2 i b = x2 k b b (a,−i. 2+) j+ ++x(ja+.kc) c + a .(b × c)

g. c

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The value of x for which the angle between the vectors, and

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