Advertisement Remove all ads

Find the Equation of the Ellipse in the Standard Form Whose Minor Axis is Equal to the Distance Between Foci and Whose Latus-rectum is 10. - Mathematics

Find the equation of the ellipse in the standard form whose minor axis is equal to the distance between foci and whose latus-rectum is 10. 

Advertisement Remove all ads

Solution

\[\text{ According to the question, the minor axis is equal to the distance between the foci }.\]
\[\text{ i . e } . 2b = 2\text{ ae and } \frac{{2b}^2}{a} = 10 \text{ or } b^2 = 5a \]
\[ \Rightarrow b = ae\]
\[ \Rightarrow b^2 = a^2 e^2 \]
\[ \Rightarrow b^2 = a^2 \left( 1 - \frac{b^2}{a^2} \right) \left( \because e = \sqrt{1 - \frac{b^2}{a^2}} \right)\]
\[ \Rightarrow b^2 = a^2 - b^2 \]
\[ \Rightarrow a^2 = 2 b^2 \]
\[ \Rightarrow a^2 = 10a \left( \because b^2 = 5a \right)\]
\[ \Rightarrow a = 10\]
\[ \Rightarrow b^2 = 5a \]
\[ \Rightarrow b^2 = 50\]
\[\text{ Substituting the values ofaandbin the equation of an ellipse, we get }:\]
\[\frac{x^2}{100} + \frac{y^2}{50} = 1\]
\[ \therefore x^2 + 2 y^2 = 100\]
\[\text{This is the required equation of the ellipse }.\]

  Is there an error in this question or solution?
Advertisement Remove all ads

APPEARS IN

RD Sharma Class 11 Mathematics Textbook
Chapter 26 Ellipse
Exercise 26.1 | Q 7 | Page 23
Advertisement Remove all ads
Advertisement Remove all ads
Share
Notifications

View all notifications


      Forgot password?
View in app×