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Competency in Focus: Coordinate Geometry

This problem from B.Stat. (Hons.) based on coordinate geometry Admission Test 2005 – Objective Problem 5  is based nature of curve.

First look at the knowledge graph:-

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Next understand the problem

The equation $x(x+3)=y(y-1)-2$ represents
(A) a hyperbola

(B) a pair of straight lines
(C) a point

(D) none of the foregoing curves

Source of the problem
B.Stat. (Hons.) Admission Test 2005 – Objective problem 5
Key Competency

Coordinate Geometry

Difficulty Level
4/10
Suggested Book

Start with hints 

Do you really need a hint? Try it first!

It cannot be a straight line because Straight line are linear equation of the form. \(ax+by+c=0\).

So it may be a circle or a point if radius is zero, But when we generalized it to the standard form of circle we get negative radius. so it cant be either of this one.

Hint: Stanrd form of circle is $(x-h)^{2}+(y-k)^{2}=r^{2}$.

Now lets try to factorize to find the product of two linear equations so as we can verify the pair of straight line.

$a x^{2}+2 h x y+b y^{2}+2 g x+2 f y+c=0$
This equation represents two straight lines, if $\Delta=a b c+2 f g h-a t^{2}-b g^{2}-c h^{2}=0$
or $\left|\begin{array}{lll}{a} & {h} & {g} \\ {h} & {b} & {f} \\ {g} & {f} & {c}\end{array}\right|=0$.

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