# Show that the Following Points Are the Vertices of a Rectangle. a (2, -2), B(14,10), C(11,13) and D(-1,1) - Mathematics

Show that the following points are the vertices of a rectangle.

A (2, -2), B(14,10), C(11,13) and D(-1,1)

#### Solution

The given points are  A (2, -2), B(14,10), C(11,13) and D(-1,1).

AB = sqrt((14-2)^2 +{10-(-2)}^2) = sqrt((12)^2 +(12)^2) =sqrt(144+144) = sqrt(288) =12 sqrt(2)  units

BC = sqrt(( 11-14)^2 +(13-10)^2 ) = sqrt((-3)^2 +(3)^2) = sqrt(9+9) = sqrt(18) = 3 sqrt(2)   units

 CD = sqrt((-1-11)^2 +(1-13)^2) = sqrt((-12)^2 +(-12)^2) = sqrt(144+144) = sqrt(288) = 12 sqrt(2)  units

AD = sqrt((-1-2)^2 +{1-(-2)}^2) = sqrt((-3)^2 +(3)^2) = sqrt(9+9) = sqrt(18) =3 sqrt(2)  units

Thus  AB =CD = 12 sqrt(2)    "units and " BC =AD = 3 sqrt(2) units

Also ,

AC = sqrt((11-2)^2 +{ 13-(-2)}^2) = sqrt((9)^2 +(15)^2) = sqrt(81+225) = sqrt(306) = 3 sqrt(34)  units

 BD = sqrt((-1-14)^2 +(1-10)^2) = sqrt((-15)^2 +(-9)^2) = sqrt(81+225) = sqrt(306) =3 sqrt(34)  units

Also, diagonal AC = diagonal BD

Hence, the given points from a rectangle

Concept: Coordinate Geometry
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#### APPEARS IN

RS Aggarwal Secondary School Class 10 Maths
Chapter 16 Coordinate Geomentry
Q 32.2

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