Question

Equation of locus of a point whose distance from point (a, 0) is equal to its distance from y-axis is

Solution

Correct option is

y2 – 2ax + a2 = 0

P = (h, k) be coordinates of a moving point.

Then distance between P and (a, 0) = distance of P from y-axis (x = 0)

  

Locus of (h, k) is y2 – 2ax + a2 = 0

SIMILAR QUESTIONS

Q1

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Q2

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Q3

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Q4

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Q5

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Q6

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Q7

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Q8

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Q9

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Q10

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