#### Question

A variable plane which remains at a constant distance 3p from the origin cuts the coordinate axes at A, B, C. Show that the locus of the centroid of triangle ABC is `1/x^2 + 1/y^2 + 1/z^2 = 1/p^2`

#### Solution

Let the equation of the plane be

From (ii), we have

a = 3α ,b = 3β and c = 3γ

Substituting the values of a, b, c in (iii), we obtain

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Solution A Variable Plane Which Remains at a Constant Distance 3p from the Origin Cuts the Coordinate Axes at A, B, C. Show that the Locus of the Centroid of Triangle Abc is `1/X^2 + 1/Y^2 + 1/Z^2 = 1/P^2` Concept: Plane - Intercept Form of the Equation of a Plane.