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X-axis and Line X = - 4 Are Parallel Lines. What is the Distance Between Them? - Geometry

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ConceptEquations of Lines Parallel to the X-axis and Y-axis

Question

X-axis and line x = - 4 are parallel lines. What is the distance between them?

Solution

Disclaimer: The question is incorrect. The question should be "Y-axis and line x = - 4 are parallel lines. What is the distance between them? or X-axis and line y = - 4 are parallel lines. What is the distance between them?"

If the question is "Y-axis and line x = - 4 are parallel lines. What is the distance between them?" then the answer is as follows.

x = −4 is the equation of the line parallel to the Y-axis at a distance of 4 units and to the left of Y-axis.

Thus, the distance between them is 4 units.

OR

If the question is "X-axis and line y = - 4 are parallel lines. What is the distance between them?" then the answer is as follows.

y = −4 is the equation of the line parallel to the X-axis at a distance of 4 units and below the X-axis.

Thus, the distance between them is 4 units.

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 Balbharati Solution for Balbharati Class 9 Mathematics 2 Geometry (2019 to Current)
Chapter 7: Co-ordinate Geometry
Practice Set 7.2 | Q: 5 | Page no. 98
Solution X-axis and Line X = - 4 Are Parallel Lines. What is the Distance Between Them? Concept: Equations of Lines Parallel to the X-axis and Y-axis.
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