Question

Locus of the middle points of all chords of , which are at a distance of 2 units from the vertex of parabola y2 = –8axis

Solution

Correct option is

 

Let (hk) be the mid-point of a chord of the ellipse . Then, its equation is

      

It is at a distance of 2 units from the vertex (0, 0) of the parabolay2 = –8ax.   

  

Hence, the locus of (hk) is 

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