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Let u and v be two parallel lines passing through the points A=(5,0) and B=(-5,0)...
Let u and v be two parallel lines passing through the points A=(5,0) and
B=(-5,0) respectively.Let the line 4x+3y=25 meet u at P and v at Q.
a)If the length of PQ is 5 units, show that there are two possibilities for the pair of parallel lines u and v.
b)Write down the equations of all four lines determined above.
Answer only part b).
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The answers for part a) is given in the following link.
According to the previous parts it is proven that there are two sets of lines for u and v.
For `m = 4/7`
`u rarr y = m(x-5) => y = 4/7(x-5)`
`v rarr y = m(x+5) => y = 4/7(x+5)`
For `m = -4/13 `
`u rarr y = m(x-5) => y = -4/13(x-5)`
`v rarr y = m(x+5) => y = -4/13(x+5)`
So the equations of the four lines are;
`y = 4/7(x-5)`
`y = 4/7(x+5)`
`y = -4/13(x-5)`
`y = -4/13(x+5)`
Posted by jeew-m on August 4, 2013 at 2:02 AM (Answer #1)
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