Find the relation between x and y if the points (x, y), (1, 2) and (7, 0) are collinear.

Asked by Pragya Singh | 1 year ago |  67

1 Answer

Solution :-

If given points are collinear then area of triangle formed by them must be zero.

Let (x, y), (1, 2) and (7, 0) are vertices of a triangle,

Area of a triangle = \( \dfrac{1}{2}\) × [x1(y2 – y3) + x2(y3 – y1) + x3(y1 – y2)] = 0

[x(2 – 0) + 1 (0 – y) + 7( y – 2)] = 0

2x – y + 7y – 14 = 0

2x + 6y – 14 = 0

x + 3y – 7 = 0.

Which is the required result.

Answered by Abhisek | 1 year ago

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