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If Y is the Mean Proportional Between X and Z; Show that Xy + Yz is the Mean Proportional Between X2+Y2 And Y2+ Z2. - ICSE Class 10 - Mathematics

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Question

If y is the mean proportional between x and z; show that xy + yz is the mean proportional between x2+y2 and y2+ z2.

Solution

Since y is the mean proportion between x and z
Therefore, `y= xz`
Now, we have to prove that xy+yz is the mean proportional between x2+y2 and y2+z2, i.e., `(xy + yz)^2 = (x^2 + y^2)(y^2 + z^2)`

LHS = `(xy + yz)^2

`=[y(x + z)]^2`

`= y^2(x + z)^2`

`= xz(x + z)^2`

LHS = RHS

Hence, proved.

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Chapter 7: Ratio and Proportion (Including Properties and Uses)
Ex.7B | Q: 9

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