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Equation of pair of reflected straight lines given the equation of pair of incident straight lines

If $ax^2 + 2bxy + by^2 = 0$ represents a pair of lines, then find the combined equation of lines that can be obtained by reflecting these lines about the x-axis. I know that this can be done by ...
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Geometric interpretation of a complex solution

A straight line in 2-D $x+y=3$ and a circle in 2-D $x^2+y^2=4$ do not have a point of intersection in the plane containing the two. But on solving these equations analytically, on gets 2 complex ...
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A rectangle $OACB$ with two axes as two sides,the origin $O$ as a vertex is drawn in which the length $OA$ is four times the width $OB$…

A rectangle $OACB$ with two axes as two sides,the origin $O$ as a vertex is drawn in which the length $OA$ is four times the width $OB$.A circle is drawn passing through the points BC and touching ...
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A question on co-ordinates of intersecting lines…Given in picture below

Please do also MENTION how you got the solution.........
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Coordinate Transformations

I am physics student. My mathematical background is quite weak. I just want to know the similarities (if there are any) between coordinate transformation of two kinds : Rotation of coordinate (and ...
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Fixed points through a general circle.

The circle $C: x^2 + y^2 + kx + (1+k)y - (k+1)=0$ passes through two fixed points for every real number $k$. Find $(i)$ co-ordinates of these two points and $(ii)$ the minimum value of the radius.
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Using the Invariant Principle to prove a coordinate can't be reached

The problem is as follows: A robot wanders around a 2-dimensional grid. Starting at (0, 0) he is allowed 4 different kinds of step: 1. (+2, -1) 2. (+1, -2) 3. (+1, +1) 4. (-3, 0) He is trying to get ...
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show that the straight lines $(a^2-3b^2)x^2+8abxy+(b^2-3a^2)y^2=0$ form with the lie $ax+by+c=o$ an equilateral triangle

show that the straight lines $(a^2-3b^2)x^2+8abxy+(b^2-3a^2)y^2=0$ form with the lie ax+by+c=o an equilateral triangle whose area is $\frac{c^2}{\sqrt{3}(a^2+b^2)}$ is there any other way to solve ...
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equation representing 2 straight lines

Let us assume this equation is given to us we have to factorize it $$12x^2 +7xy-10y^2+13x+45y-3=0$$ By solving we get that this represents two straight lines. But how to factorize it? Is there a ...
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How to show that a line pass through a point?

How to show that a line pass through a point? Two fixed straight line $OX$ and $OY$ are cut by a variable line at the points $A$ and $B$ respectively and $P$ and $Q$ are the feet of the ...
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The velocity of a set of axes with respect to themselves

I am reading Whittaker's Analytical Dynamics. This is chapter 8 Non Holonomic Systems. Dissipative systems. Paragraph 88 is Equations of motion relative to axes moving in an arbitrary way. Let $G$ be ...
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Find the locus of the point which divides segment AB internally in the ratio 1:2.

A and B are variable points on X and Y axis respectively,such that l(ab)=4.Find the locus of the point which divides segment AB internally in the ratio 1:2. I think that it must be a circle . or ...
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Are cartesian coordinates “more fundamental” than other coordinates, and are they inherently tied to $\mathbb R^n$?

Are the Cartesian coordinates more "fundamental" than other coordinate systems? When someone says $\mathbb R^n$ do we implicitly mean the set of points PLUS Cartesian coordinate system? Sometimes I ...
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Measuring distances on any coordinate system

I was reading the book The ABC of Relativity from Betrand Russell, and at some point, the author mentions a method for measuring the distance between 2 points on any coordinate system. He says that ...
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Finding the locus of the midpoint of chord that subtends a right angle at $(\alpha,\beta)$

There is a circle $x^2+y^2=a^2$. On any line that cuts the circle in two distinct points(it is a secant), the points of intersection with circle are taken and at those two points I draw the tangents ...
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Find a locus of points to satisfy these conditions?

So, we have to straight lines: $$3x-4y+5=0$$ $$2x+3y-4=0$$ You have to find a locus of points from which all perpendiculars to the two lines given are in a 2:3 ratio.
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Intersection of two lines

What is the suggested method to find the intersection of two line *segments in 3D space programmatically? I mean there are various methods to solve a set of 2 linear equations, eg. Using ...
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How to check if a line is coinciding with another line?

I asked a question on stackoverflow about how to know if a line is coinciding with another polygon. [http://stackoverflow.com/q/13304575/1362544] The answer I got suggested checking intersection of ...
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Circle-Circle intersection coordinate system

Consider two points in the 2D Euclidean plane, the origin $0$ and $x$. One can define a co-ordinate system such that for any point $y$ in the plane, $y$ is parametrized by its distance from $0$, call ...
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Help me with Cylinder -coordinates problem, back to Cartesian or not? How to do it fast?

Source of the problem, 3b here. Problem Question Electricity density in cylinder coordinates is $\bar{J}=e^{-r^2}\bar{e}_z$. Current creates magnetic field of the form ...
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Direction ratio of a vector in 3d?

Suppose I have a vector whose starting end is the origin & the other end can be in any of the 8 quadrants (in 3d). I can easily get direction ratios for the vector & also know in which ...
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Vector Geometry - relation between a point and a line with angle and one known point on it

I have two problems I will be very grateful if somebody helps me about them. If I have a line $L_1$ with a known point $(x_1, y_1)$ on it and has slope $\theta_1$, how do I know if a point $P=(x, y)$ ...
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How do we prove the rotation matrix in two dimensions not by casework?

I was trying to prove: To carry out a rotation using matrices the point $(x, y)$ to be rotated from the angle, $θ$, where $(x′, y′)$ are the co-ordinates of the point after rotation, and the formulae ...