If A(0, 0), b(2, 4) and C(6, 4) are the vertices of a ΔABC,

Question:

If A(0, 0), b(2, 4) and C(6, 4) are the vertices of a ΔABC, find the equations of its sides.

 

Solution:

Using two point form equation of lines AB, BC and AC can be find. Now A is origin so the lines passing through A (origin) are simply y = mx so we have to find slope of AB and AC.

For line AB,

$m=\frac{y_{2}-y_{1}}{x_{2}-x_{1}} \Rightarrow \frac{4-0}{2-0}=\frac{4}{2}$

$m=2$

So, the equation of line $A B$ is $y=2 x$.

For line $A C$,

$\mathrm{m}=\frac{\mathrm{y}_{2}-\mathrm{y}_{1}}{\mathrm{x}_{2}-\mathrm{x}_{1}} \Rightarrow \frac{4-0}{6-0}=\frac{4}{6}$

$\mathrm{m}=\frac{2}{3}$

Now using y = mx

$y=\frac{2}{3} x \Rightarrow 2 x-3 y=0$

So, the equation of line AC is 2x - 3y = 0

Now for line BC, the y coordinate of both is same means horizontal line (parallel to the x - axis) then the equation of line BC is given as

y = 4

So, the required equations of lines for AB: y = 2x

AC: 2x - 3y = 0

BC: y = 4  

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