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Lecture 7 Miscellaneous Exercise Chapter 11

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Question 4. An arch is in the form of a semi-ellipse. It is 8 m wide and 2 m high at the center. Find the height of the arch at a point 1.5 m from one end.


Question 5. A rod of length 12 cm moves with its ends always touching the coordinate axes. Determine the equation of the locus of a point P on the rod, which is 3 cm from the end in contact with the x-axis.

Question 6. Find the area of the triangle formed by the lines joining the vertex of the parabola \( x^2=12y \) to the ends of its latus rectum.


Question 7. A man running a racecourse notes that the sum of the distances from the two flag posts from him is always 10 m and the distance between the flag posts is 8 m. Find the equation of the posts traced by the man.

Question 8. An equilateral triangle is inscribed in the parabola \(y^2=4ax\), where one vertex is at the vertex of the parabola. Find the length of the side of the triangle.


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