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If the coordinates of the vertex and focus of a parabola are (−1, 1) and (2, 3) respectively, then write the equation of its directrix. - Mathematics

If the coordinates of the vertex and focus of a parabola are (−1, 1) and (2, 3) respectively, then write the equation of its directrix. 

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Solution

Given:
The vertex and the focus of a parabola are (−1, 1) and (2, 3), respectively.
∴ Slope of the axis of the parabola =  \[\frac{3 - 1}{2 + 1} = \frac{2}{3}\]

 Slope of the directrix =\[\frac{-3}{2}\]

Let the directrix intersect the axis at K (rs). 

∴ \[\frac{r + 2}{2} = - 1, \frac{s + 3}{2} = 1\]
\[ \Rightarrow r = - 4, s = - 1\]

Now, required equation of the directrix: \[\left( y + 1 \right) = \frac{- 3}{2}\left( x + 4 \right)\] 

\[\Rightarrow 3x + 2y + 14 = 0\]

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RD Sharma Class 11 Mathematics Textbook
Chapter 25 Parabola
Exercise 25.2 | Q 9 | Page 28
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