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(11) Find the equation of the straight line whose x and y-intercepts on the axes are given by

(i) 2 and 3

**Solution:**

To find the equation of the line whose x and y-intercepts are a and b we have to use the following formula

(x/a) + (y/b) = 1

Here x -intercept (a) = 2

and y -intercept (b) = 3

(x/2) + (y/3) = 1

(3 x + 2 y)/6 = 1

3x + 2y = 6

3 x + 2 y - 6 = 0

Therefore the required equation of the line is 3 x + 2 y - 6 = 0

(ii) -1/3 and 3/2

**Solution:**

To find the equation of the line whose x and y-intercepts are a and b we have to use the following formula

(x/a) + (y/b) = 1

Here x -intercept (a) = -1/3

and y -intercept (b) = 3/2

x/(-1/3) + y/(3/2) = 1

- 3 x + (2 y)/3 = 1

(-9 x + 2 y)/3 = 1

-9 x + 2 y = 3

9 x - 2 y + 3 = 0

Therefore the required equation of the line is 9 x - 2 y + 3 = 0

(iii) 2/5 and -3/4

**Solution:**

To find the equation of the line whose x and y-intercepts are a and b we have to use the following formula

(x/a) + (y/b) = 1

Here x -intercept (a) = 2/5

and y -intercept (b) = -3/4

x/(2/5) + y/(-3/4) = 1

(5 x/2) - (4y/3) = 1

(15 x - 8 y)/6 = 1

15 x - 8 y = 6

15 x - 8 y - 6 = 0

Therefore the required equation of the line is 15 x - 8 y - 6 = 0

(12) Find the x and y intercepts of the straight line

(i) 5 x + 3 y - 15 = 0

**Solution:**

To find x and y intercept we have to compare given equation with intercept form (x/a) + (y/b) = 1

5 x + 3 y = 15

Divided by 15 we get,

(5x/15) + (3y/15) = 15/15

(x/3) + (y/5) = 1

x-intercept (a) = 3

y-intercept (b) = 5

(ii) 2 x - y + 16 = 0

**Solution:**

To find x and y intercept we have to compare given equation with intercept form (x/a) + (y/b) = 1

2 x - y = -16

Divided by (-16) we get,

(2x/(-16)) - (y/(-16)) = (-16)/(-16)

x/(-8) + (y/16) = 1

x-intercept (a) = -8

y-intercept (b) = 16

(iii) 3 x + 10 y + 4 = 0

**Solution:**

To find x and y intercept we have to compare given equation with intercept form (x/a) + (y/b) = 1

3 x + 10 y = -4

Divided by (-4) we get,

(3 x/(-4)) + (10 y/(-4)) = (-4)/(-4)

3 x/(-4) + (5 y/-2) = 1

x/(-4/3) + y/(-2/5) = 1

x-intercept (a) = -8

y-intercept (b) = 16

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