Question

A tangent and a normal are drawn at the point P(16, 16) of the parabola y2 = 16x which cut the axis of the parabola at the points A and B respectively. If the center of the circle through P, A and B is C, then angle between PC and axis of x is

Solution

Correct option is

a = 4, the point (16, 16) corresponds to (at2, 2at) for t = 2.

                 ty = x + at2

is tangent and y = –tx + 2at + at3 is normal. Putting y = 0, we get

A(– at2, 0) = (–16, 0), B(2a + 2t2, 0) = (24, 0)

The circle through A, B, P will be on AB as diameter as

. Hence center C is mid-point of AB is (4, 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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