Question

 

Find the range of ‘a’ for which two perpendicular tangents can be drawn to the hyperbola from any point outside the hyperbola

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Solution

Correct option is

 

We know that the locus of the point where perpendicular tangents of the hyperbola meet, is called director circle of the hyperbola and the equation of which is given by  

                         x2 + y2 = a2 – b2                                (1)

any point will satisfy equation (1) only when

      

SIMILAR QUESTIONS

Q1

Let be two points on the hyperbola . If (h, k) is thepoint of intersection of the normal’s at P and Qk is equal to

Q2

Let two perpendicular chords of the ellipse  each passing through exactly one of the foci meet at a point P. If from P two tangents are drawn to the hyperbola , then 

Q3

If x = 9 is the chord of contact of the hyperbola x2 – y2 = 9, then the equation of the corresponding pair of triangle is.

Q4

Find the equations of tangents to the hyperbola x2 – 4y = 36 which are perpendicular to the line x – y + 4 = 0

Q5

Find the coordinates of foci, the eccentricity and latus rectum. Determine also the equation of its directrices for the hyperbola

4x2 – 9y2 =36.

Q6

Find the distance from A(4, 2) to the points in which the line 3x – 5= 2 meets the hyperbola xy = 24. Are these points on the same side of A?

Q7

The asymptotes of the hyperbola  makes an angle 600 with x-axis. Write down the equation of determiner conjugate to the diameter y = 2x.

Q8

Two straight lines pass through the fixed points  and have gradients whose product is k > 0. Show that the locus of the points of intersection of the lines is a hyperbola.

Q9

Find the equation of the triangles drawn from the point (–2, –1) to the hyperbola 2x2 – 3y2 = 6.

Q10

Find the hyperbola whose asymptotes are 2x – y = 3 and 3x + y – 7 = 0 and which passes through the point (1, 1).