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General Aptitude

1

If the length of the latus rectum of an ellipse is 4 units and the distance between a focus an its nearest vertex on the major axis is $${3 \over 2}$$ units, then its eccentricity is :

A

$${1 \over 2}$$

B

$${1 \over 3}$$

C

$${2 \over 3}$$

D

$${1 \over 9}$$

If the cordinate of focus and vertex are (ae, 0) and (a, 0) respectively,

then distance between focus and vertex,

a $$-$$ ae = $${3 \over 2}$$ (given)

$$ \Rightarrow $$ $$\,\,\,$$ a (1 $$-$$ e) = $${3 \over 2}$$

Length of latus rectum,

$${{2{b^2}} \over a} = 4$$

$$ \Rightarrow $$ $$\,\,\,$$ b^{2} = 2a

$$ \Rightarrow $$ $$\,\,\,$$ a^{2}(1 $$-$$ e^{2}) = 2a [As b^{2} = a^{2} (1 $$-$$ e^{2})]

$$ \Rightarrow $$ $$\,\,\,$$ a (1 $$-$$ e) ( 1 + e) = 2

Putting a (1 $$-$$ e) = $${3 \over 2}$$

$$ \Rightarrow $$ $$\,\,\,$$ $${3 \over 2}$$ (1 + e) = 2

$$ \Rightarrow $$ $$\,\,\,$$ 3 + 3e = 4

$$ \Rightarrow $$ $$\,\,\,$$ e = $${1 \over 3}$$

then distance between focus and vertex,

a $$-$$ ae = $${3 \over 2}$$ (given)

$$ \Rightarrow $$ $$\,\,\,$$ a (1 $$-$$ e) = $${3 \over 2}$$

Length of latus rectum,

$${{2{b^2}} \over a} = 4$$

$$ \Rightarrow $$ $$\,\,\,$$ b

$$ \Rightarrow $$ $$\,\,\,$$ a

$$ \Rightarrow $$ $$\,\,\,$$ a (1 $$-$$ e) ( 1 + e) = 2

Putting a (1 $$-$$ e) = $${3 \over 2}$$

$$ \Rightarrow $$ $$\,\,\,$$ $${3 \over 2}$$ (1 + e) = 2

$$ \Rightarrow $$ $$\,\,\,$$ 3 + 3e = 4

$$ \Rightarrow $$ $$\,\,\,$$ e = $${1 \over 3}$$

2

Let P be a point on the parabola, x^{2} = 4y. If the distance of P from the center of the circle, x^{2} + y^{2} + 6x + 8 = 0 is minimum, then the equation of the tangent to the parabola at P, is :

A

x + 4y $$-$$ 2 = 0

B

x $$-$$ y + 3 = 0

C

x + y +1 = 0

D

x + 2y = 0

Let P(2t, t^{2}) be any point on the parabola.

Center of the given circle C = ($$-$$ g, $$-$$f) = ($$-$$3, 0)

For PC to be minimum, it must be the normal to the parabola at P.

Slope of line PC = $${{{y_2} - {y_1}} \over {{x_2} - {x_1}}}$$ = $${{{t^2} - 0} \over {2t + 3}}$$

Also, slope of tangent to parabola at P = $${{dy} \over {dx}}$$ = $${x \over 2}$$ = t

$$ \therefore $$ Slope of normal = $${{ - 1} \over t}$$

$$ \therefore $$ $${{{t^2} - 0} \over {2t + 3}}$$ = $${{ - 1} \over t}$$

$$ \Rightarrow $$ t^{3} + 2t + 3 = 0

$$ \Rightarrow $$ (t+1) (t^{2} $$-$$ t + 3) = 0

$$\therefore\,\,\,$$ Real roots of above equation is

t = $$-$$ 1

Coordinate of P = (2t, t^{2}) = ($$-$$2, 1)

Slope of tangent to parabola at P = t = $$-$$ 1

Therefore, equation of tangent is :

(y $$-$$ 1) = ($$-$$ 1) (x + 2)

$$ \Rightarrow $$ x + y + 1 = 0

Center of the given circle C = ($$-$$ g, $$-$$f) = ($$-$$3, 0)

For PC to be minimum, it must be the normal to the parabola at P.

Slope of line PC = $${{{y_2} - {y_1}} \over {{x_2} - {x_1}}}$$ = $${{{t^2} - 0} \over {2t + 3}}$$

Also, slope of tangent to parabola at P = $${{dy} \over {dx}}$$ = $${x \over 2}$$ = t

$$ \therefore $$ Slope of normal = $${{ - 1} \over t}$$

$$ \therefore $$ $${{{t^2} - 0} \over {2t + 3}}$$ = $${{ - 1} \over t}$$

$$ \Rightarrow $$ t

$$ \Rightarrow $$ (t+1) (t

$$\therefore\,\,\,$$ Real roots of above equation is

t = $$-$$ 1

Coordinate of P = (2t, t

Slope of tangent to parabola at P = t = $$-$$ 1

Therefore, equation of tangent is :

(y $$-$$ 1) = ($$-$$ 1) (x + 2)

$$ \Rightarrow $$ x + y + 1 = 0

3

Axis of a parabola lies along x-axis. If its vertex and focus are at distances 2 and 4 respectively from the
origin, on the positive x-axis then which of the following points does not lie on it ?

A

(5, 2$$\sqrt 6$$)

B

(6, 4$$\sqrt 2$$)

C

(8, 6)

D

(4, -4)

So the equation of the parabola,

$${\left( {y - 0} \right)^2} = 4.a\left( {x - 2} \right)$$

$$ \Rightarrow $$ y

$$ \Rightarrow $$ y

By checking each options you can see. point (8, 6) does not lie on the parabola.

4

Let $$0 < \theta < {\pi \over 2}$$. If the eccentricity of the

hyperbola $${{{x^2}} \over {{{\cos }^2}\theta }} - {{{y^2}} \over {{{\sin }^2}\theta }}$$ = 1 is greater

than 2, then the length of its latus rectum lies in the interval :

hyperbola $${{{x^2}} \over {{{\cos }^2}\theta }} - {{{y^2}} \over {{{\sin }^2}\theta }}$$ = 1 is greater

than 2, then the length of its latus rectum lies in the interval :

A

(3, $$\infty $$)

B

$$\left( {{3 \over 2},2} \right]$$

C

$$\left( {1,{3 \over 2}} \right]$$

D

$$\left( {2,3} \right]$$

$$\infty $$

Given hyperbola,

$${{{x^2}} \over {{{\cos }^2}\theta }} - {{{y^2}} \over {{{\sin }^2}\theta }} = 1$$

here a = cos$$\theta $$

and b = sin$$\theta $$

We know, eccentricity of the hyperbola is,

$$\sqrt {1 + {{{b^2}} \over {{a^2}}}} $$

$$ \therefore $$ Here eccentricity

(e) = $$\sqrt {1 + {{{{\sin }^2}\theta } \over {{{\cos }^2}\theta }}} $$

Given that,

$$\sqrt {1 + {{{{\sin }^2}\theta } \over {{{\cos }^2}\theta }}} > 2$$

$$ \Rightarrow $$ $$\sqrt {1 + {{\tan }^2}\theta } > 2$$

$$ \Rightarrow $$ 1 + tan^{2}$$\theta $$ > 4

$$ \Rightarrow $$ tan^{2}$$\theta $$ > 3

$$ \Rightarrow $$ tan$$\theta $$ > $$ \pm \sqrt 3 $$

As given $$\theta $$ $$ \in $$ $$\left( {0,{\pi \over 2}} \right)$$

possible value of tan$$\theta $$ > $$\sqrt 3 $$

So, $$\theta $$ can be in the range $${\pi \over 3} < \theta < {\pi \over 2}$$

We know latus ractum (LR) = $${{2{b^2}} \over a}$$

$$ \therefore $$ LR = $${{2{{\sin }^2}\theta } \over {\cos \theta }}$$

= 2 tan$$\theta $$ sin$$\theta $$

We know in the range $${\pi \over 3} < \theta < {\pi \over 2}$$ tan$$\theta $$ and sin$$\theta $$ both are increasing function.

So, at $${\pi \over 3}$$ value of LR will be minimum and at $${\pi \over 2}$$ value of LR will be maximum.

$$ \therefore $$ Minimum value of LR = 2tan$${\pi \over 3}$$ sin$${\pi \over 3}$$

= 2 $$ \times $$ $$\sqrt 3 \times {{\sqrt 3 } \over 2}$$

= 3

Maximum value of LR = 2tan$${\pi \over 2}$$ sin$${\pi \over 2}$$

= 2$$\left( \infty \right) \times 1$$

= $$\infty $$

$$ \therefore $$ Internal of LR = (3, $$\infty $$)

$${{{x^2}} \over {{{\cos }^2}\theta }} - {{{y^2}} \over {{{\sin }^2}\theta }} = 1$$

here a = cos$$\theta $$

and b = sin$$\theta $$

We know, eccentricity of the hyperbola is,

$$\sqrt {1 + {{{b^2}} \over {{a^2}}}} $$

$$ \therefore $$ Here eccentricity

(e) = $$\sqrt {1 + {{{{\sin }^2}\theta } \over {{{\cos }^2}\theta }}} $$

Given that,

$$\sqrt {1 + {{{{\sin }^2}\theta } \over {{{\cos }^2}\theta }}} > 2$$

$$ \Rightarrow $$ $$\sqrt {1 + {{\tan }^2}\theta } > 2$$

$$ \Rightarrow $$ 1 + tan

$$ \Rightarrow $$ tan

$$ \Rightarrow $$ tan$$\theta $$ > $$ \pm \sqrt 3 $$

As given $$\theta $$ $$ \in $$ $$\left( {0,{\pi \over 2}} \right)$$

possible value of tan$$\theta $$ > $$\sqrt 3 $$

So, $$\theta $$ can be in the range $${\pi \over 3} < \theta < {\pi \over 2}$$

We know latus ractum (LR) = $${{2{b^2}} \over a}$$

$$ \therefore $$ LR = $${{2{{\sin }^2}\theta } \over {\cos \theta }}$$

= 2 tan$$\theta $$ sin$$\theta $$

We know in the range $${\pi \over 3} < \theta < {\pi \over 2}$$ tan$$\theta $$ and sin$$\theta $$ both are increasing function.

So, at $${\pi \over 3}$$ value of LR will be minimum and at $${\pi \over 2}$$ value of LR will be maximum.

$$ \therefore $$ Minimum value of LR = 2tan$${\pi \over 3}$$ sin$${\pi \over 3}$$

= 2 $$ \times $$ $$\sqrt 3 \times {{\sqrt 3 } \over 2}$$

= 3

Maximum value of LR = 2tan$${\pi \over 2}$$ sin$${\pi \over 2}$$

= 2$$\left( \infty \right) \times 1$$

= $$\infty $$

$$ \therefore $$ Internal of LR = (3, $$\infty $$)

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