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## #1 2013-06-28 05:50:35

mukesh
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Registered: 2010-07-18
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### locus in co-ordinate geometry

sir plse reply quickly ,i m in very trouble.
'A POINT(6,-8) IS IN XY PLANE.FIND THE LOCUS OF THE MID POINT OF ALL THE POSSIBLE LINES DRAWN FROM THIS POINT WHICH INTERSECT X-AXIS.

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## #2 2013-06-28 05:58:28

bobbym
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### Re: locus in co-ordinate geometry

Hi;

I am getting y = - 4.

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## #3 2013-06-28 06:01:46

bob bundy
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### Re: locus in co-ordinate geometry

hi mukesh,

Did you try plotting a few points to see what happens?

Let the 'other' end of the line be at (x,0)

The end points are (x,0) and (6,-8)

So what is the y coordinate of the midpoint?

That should fix the locus for you.

Bob

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## #4 2013-06-28 13:50:15

{7/3}
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### Re: locus in co-ordinate geometry

Not sure,but won't the locus be a segment of a parabola?

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## #5 2013-06-28 14:21:08

bobbym
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### Re: locus in co-ordinate geometry

Hi;

I assumed he meant all the line segments from (6,-8) to the x axis. A few sample points are shown with the red point being the midpoint.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #6 2013-06-28 18:32:08

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### Re: locus in co-ordinate geometry

Sorry,i mixed up locus and envelope.

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