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(16) Find the equation of the line passing through the point (9,-1) and having its x-intercept thrice and its y-intercept.

**Solution:**

Let "a" and "b" are x and y-intercepts respectively.

x - intercept (a) = 3 (y-intercept)

a = 3 b

The required line is passing through the point (9 , -1)

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

(9/3b) - (1/b) = 1

(9 - 3)/3b = 1

6/3b = 1

2/b = 1

2 = b

y-intercept (b) = 2

x -intercept (a) = 3(2) = 6

(x/6) + (y/2) = 1

(x/6) + (3y/6) = 1

x + 3 y = 6

x + 3y - 6 = 0

(17) A straight line cuts coordinate axes at A and B. If the midpoint of AB is (3,2), then find the equation of AB.

**Solution:**

Let x -intercept be "a" and y-intercept be "b"

So the coordinate of A is (a , 0) and coordinate of B is (0 , b)

Midpoint of AB = (x₁ + x₂)/2 , (y₁ + y₂)/2

(3 , 2) = (a + 0)/2 , (0 + b)/2

3 = a/2 2 = b/2

a = 6 b = 4

Intercept form:

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

(x/6) + (y/4) = 1

(2 x + 3 y)/12 = 1

2 x + 3 y = 12

2 x + 3 y - 12 = 0 equation of line solution8 equation of line solution8

(18) Find the equation of the line passing through (22,-6) and having intercept on x-axis exceeds the intercept on y-axis by 5.

**Solution:**

Let x -intercept be "a" and y-intercept be "b"

x -intercept (a) = b + 5

Intercept form:

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

(22/(b+5)) + (-6/b) = 1

[22 b - 6(b+5)]/b(b+5) = 1

(22 b - 6 b - 30)/b² + 5b = 1

(16 b - 30)/b² + 5b = 1

16 b - 30 = b² + 5b

b² + 5 b - 16 b - 30 = 0

b² - 11 b - 30 = 0

(b - 6) (b - 5) = 0

b = 6 and b = 5

a = 6 + 5 a = 5 + 5

a = 11 a = 10

a = 11 , b = 6

(x/11) + (y/6) = 1

6 x + 11 y = 66

6 x + 11 y - 66 = 0

a = 10 , b = 5

(x/10) + (y/5) = 1

x + 2 y = 10

x + 2 y - 10 = 0

The required equations are x + 2 y - 10 = 0 or 6 x + 11 y - 66 = 0