Question

Find the radical centre of three circles described on the three sides 4x – 7y + 10 = 0, x + y – 5 = 0 and 7x + 4y – 15 = 0 of a triangle as diameters.

Solution

Correct option is

(1, 2)

 

Since the radical centre of three circles described on the sides of a triangle as diameters is the orthocenter of the triangle. 

∴                               Radical centre = orthocenter   

Given sides are            4x – 7y + 10 = 0                           …(1)

                                      x + y – 5 = 0                                …(2)

                                     7x + 4y – 15 = 0                           …(3)

Since lines (1) and (3) are perpendicular the point of intersection of (1) and (3) is (1, 2), the orthocenter of the triangle. Hence radical centre is (1, 2).   

SIMILAR QUESTIONS

Q1

 

Find the equation of the circle passing through (1, 1) and the points of intersection of the circles

x2 + y2 + 13x – 3y = 0 and 2x2 + 2y2 + 4x – 7y – 25 = 0.

Q2

Find the equation of the circle passing through the point of intersection of the circles x2 + y2 – 6x + 2y + 4 = 0, x2 + y2 + 2x – 4y – 6 = 0 and with its centre on the line y = x.

Q3

Find the equation of the circle passing through the points of intersection of the circles x2 + y2 – 2x – 4y – 4 = 0 and x2 + y2 – 10x – 12y + 40 = 0 and whose radius is 4.

Q4

Find the equation of the circle through points of intersection of the circlex2 + y2 – 2x – 4y + 4 = 0 and the line x + 2y = 4 which touches the line x+ 2y = 0.

Q5

Find the circle whose diameter is the common chord of the circles x2 + y2+ 2x + 3y + 1 = 0 and x2 + y2 + 4x + 3y + 2 = 0.

Q6

 

Find the angle between the circles

Q7

Find the equation of the circle which cuts the circle x2 + y2 + 5x + 7y – 4 = 0 orthogonally, has its centre on the line x = 2 and passes through the point (4, –1).

Q8

 

Find the equations of the two circles which intersect the circles

        x2 + y2 – 6y + 1 = 0 and x2 + y2 – 4y + 1 = 0  

Orthogonally and touch the line 3x + 4y + 5 = 0.   

Q9

 

Find the radical centre of circles x2 + y2 + 3x + 2y + 1 = 0,

x2 + y2 – x + 6y + 5 = 0 and x2 + y2 + 5x – 8y + 15 = 0. Also find the equation of the circle cutting them orthogonally.

Q10

 

Find the co-ordinates of the limiting points of the system of circles determined by the two circles

  x2 + y2 + 5x + y + 4 = 0 and x2 + y2 + 10x – 4y – 1 = 0