Show that the Lines X − 1 3 = Y − 1 − 1 = Z + 1 0 = λ and X − 4 2 = Y 0 = Z + 1 3 = μ Intersect. Find Their Point of Intersection. - Mathematics

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Show that the lines `("x"-1)/(3) = ("y"-1)/(-1) = ("z"+1)/(0) = λ and  ("x"-4)/(2) = ("y")/(0) = ("z"+1)/(3)` intersect. Find their point of intersection. 

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Solution

`(x - 1)/3 = (y - 1)/(-1) = (z + 1)/0 = λ ("let")    ....(i)`

⇒ x = 3λ + 1, y = - λ + 1, z = - 1

`(x - 4)/2 = y/0 = (z + 1)/3 = mu                      ....(ii)`

⇒ x = 2μ + 4, y = 0, z = 3μ - 1

If the lines intersect, then they have a common point for some value of  λ and μ.

So, 3λ + 1 = 2μ + 4              ....(iii)

- λ + 1 = 0 ⇒ λ = 1

3μ + 1 = - 1 ⇒ μ = 0

Since λ = 1 & μ = 0 satisfy equation (iii) so the given lines intersect and the point of intersection is (4, 0, – 1).

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2015-2016 (March) All India Set 1 E

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