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If the Latus Rectum of an Ellipse is One Half of Its Minor Axis, Then Its Eccentricity is - Mathematics

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If the latus rectum of an ellipse is one half of its minor axis, then its eccentricity is

Options

  • \[\frac{1}{2}\]

     

  • \[\frac{1}{\sqrt{2}}\]

     

  • \[\frac{\sqrt{3}}{2}\]

     

  • \[\frac{\sqrt{3}}{4}\]

     

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Solution

\[\frac{\sqrt{3}}{2}\]
According to the question, the latus rectum of an ellipse is half its minor axis.
\[i . e . \frac{2 b^2}{a} = \frac{1}{2} \times 2b\]
\[ \Rightarrow 2 b^2 = ab\]
\[ \Rightarrow a = 2b\]
\[\text{ Now, }e = \sqrt{1 - \frac{b^2}{a^2}}\]
\[ \Rightarrow e = \sqrt{1 - \frac{b^2}{4 b^2}}\]
\[ \Rightarrow e = \sqrt{1 - \frac{1}{4}}\]
\[ \Rightarrow e = \sqrt{\frac{3}{4}}\]
\[ \Rightarrow e = \frac{\sqrt{3}}{2}\]

Concept: Introduction of Ellipse
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RD Sharma Class 11 Mathematics Textbook
Chapter 26 Ellipse
Q 15 | Page 29
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