**(i)** For collinear points, area of triangle formed by them is always zero.

Let points (7, -2) (5, 1), and (3, k) are vertices of a triangle.

Area of triangle = \( \dfrac{1}{2}\) [7 { 1- k} + 5(k-(-2)) + 3{(-2) – 1}] = 0

7 – 7k + 5k +10 -9 = 0

-2k + 8 = 0

k = 4

**(ii)** For collinear points, area of triangle formed by them is zero.

Therefore, for points (8, 1), (k, – 4), and (2, – 5), area = 0

\( \dfrac{1}{2}\)[8 { -4- (-5)} + k{(-5)-(1)} + 2{1 -(-4)}] = 0

8 – 6k + 10 = 0

6k = 18

k = 3

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Find the point on x-axis which is equidistant from the points (-2, 5) and (2, -3).

Answer the following questions:-

**(i) **Show that the points A (5, 6), B (1, 5), C (2, 1) and D (6, 2) are the vertices of a square.

**(ii)** Prove that the points A (2, 3), B (-2, 2), C (-1, -2) and D (3, -1) are the vertices of a square ABCD.

**(iii)** Name the type of triangle PQR formed by the point \( P(\sqrt{2} , \sqrt{2}), Q(- \sqrt{2}, – \sqrt{2)} and\; R (-\sqrt{6} , \sqrt{6} )\).

Find a point on the x-axis which is equidistant from the points (7, 6) and (-3, 4).

Find the coordinates of the circumcentre of the triangle whose vertices are (3, 0), (-1, -6) and (4, -1). Also, find its circumradius.