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Prove that the Points a (A,0), B( 0,B) and C (1,1) Are Collinear, If `( 1/A+1/B) =1`. - Mathematics

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Prove that the points A (a,0), B( 0,b) and C (1,1) are collinear, if `( 1/a+1/b) =1`.

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Solution

Consider the points A (a,0), B( 0,b) and C (1,1) .

` Here (x_1=a,y_1=0).(x_2 = 0,y_2=b) and (x_3=1,y_3=1).`

It is given that the points are collinear. So,

`x_1 (y_2-y_3)+x_2(y_3-y_1) +x_3(y_1-y_2) =0`

`⇒  a(b-1)+0(1-0)+1(0-b)=0`

`⇒ ab-a-b=0`

Dividing the equation by ab:

`⇒ 1-1/b-1/a=0`

`⇒ 1-(1/a+1/b)=0`

`⇒(1/a+1/b)=1`

Therefore, the given points are collinear if  `(1/a+1/b)=1`

Concept: Area of a Triangle
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RS Aggarwal Secondary School Class 10 Maths
Chapter 16 Coordinate Geomentry
Q 21
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