## Question

From the point (–1, 2) tangent lines are drawn to the parabola *y*^{2} = 4*x*, then the equation of chord of contact is

### Solution

*y* = *x* – 1

Chord of contact of *y*^{2} = 4*x* is *yy*_{1} = 2(*x* + *x*_{1})

y(2) = 2(*x* – 1) *y* = *x* – 1

#### SIMILAR QUESTIONS

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