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In Each of the Following Find the Value of 'K', for Which the Points Are Collinear. (8, 1), (K, -4), (2, -5) - Mathematics

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In each of the following find the value of 'k', for which the points are collinear.

(8, 1), (k, -4), (2, -5)

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Solution

For collinear points, area of triangle formed by them is zero.

Therefore, for points (8, 1), (k, - 4), and (2, - 5), area = 0

`1/2 [8 { -4- (-5)} + k{(-5)-(1)} + 2{1 -(-4)}] = 0`

8 - 6k + 10 = 0

6k = 18

k = 3

Concept: Area of a Triangle
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NCERT Class 10 Maths
Chapter 7 Coordinate Geometry
Exercise 7.3 | Q 2.2 | Page 170
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