# Recent questions and answers in Geometry 1
Suppose the circle with equation $x^2+y^2+2fx+2gy+c=0$ cuts the parabola $y^2=4ax, \: (a>0)$ at four distinct points. If $d$ denotes the sum of the ordinates of these four points, then the set of possible values of $d$ is $\{0\}$ $(-4a,4a)$ $(-a,a)$ $(- \infty, \infty)$
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Consider the family $\mathcal{F}$ of curves in the plane given by $x=cy^2$, where $c$ is a real parameter. Let $\mathcal{G}$ be the family of curves having the following property: every member of $\mathcal{G}$ intersect each member of $\mathcal{F}$ orthogonally. Then $\mathcal{G}$ is given by $xy=k$ $x^2+y^2=k^2$ $y^2+2x^2=k^2$ $x^2-y^2+2yk=k^2$
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Let $A$ be the point of intersection of the lines $3x-y=1$ and $y=1$. Let $B$ be the point of reflection of the point $A$ with respect to the $y$-axis. Then the equation of the straight line through $B$ that produces a right angled triangle $ABC$ with $\angle ABC=90^{\circ}$, and $C$ lies on the line $3x-y=1$, is $3x-3y=2$ $2x+3=0$ $3x+2=0$ $3y-2=0$
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If the distance between the foci of a hyperbola is $16$ and its eccentricity is $\sqrt{2},$ then the equation of the hyperbola is $y^{2}-x^{2}=32$ $x^{2}-y^{2}=16$ $y^{2}-x^{2}=16$ $x^{2}-y^{2}=32$
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If the tangent at the point $P$ with coordinates $(h,k)$ on the curve $y^2=2x^3$ is perpendicular to the straight line $4x=3y$, then $(h,k) = (0,0)$ $(h,k) = (1/8, -1/16)$ $(h,k) = (0,0) \text{ or } (h,k) = (1/8, -1/16)$ no such point $(h,k)$ exists
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Four tangents are drawn to the ellipse $\dfrac{x^{2}}{9}+\dfrac{y^{2}}{5}=1$ at the ends of its latera recta. The area of the quadrilateral so formed is $27$ $\frac{13}{2}$ $\frac{15}{4}$ $45$
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The area bounded by $y=x^{2}-4,y=0$ and $x=4$ is $\frac{64}{3}$ $6$ $\frac{16}{3}$ $\frac{32}{3}$
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The area under the curve $x^2+3x-4$ in the positive quadrant and bounded by the line $x=5$ is equal to $59 \frac{1}{6}$ $61 \frac{1}{3}$ $40 \frac{2}{3}$ $72$
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The value of $\sin^{2}5^{\circ}+\sin^{2}10^{\circ}+\sin^{2}15^{\circ}+\cdots+\sin^{2}90^{\circ}$ is $8$ $9$ $9.5$ None of these
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The area of the region bounded by the curves $y=\sqrt x,$ $2y+3=x$ and $x$-axis in the first quadrant is $9$ $\frac{27}{4}$ $36$ $18$
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If $x+y=\pi,$ the expression $\cot \dfrac{x}{2}+\cot\dfrac{y}{2}$ can be written as $2 \: \text{cosec} \: x$ $\text{cosec} \: x + \text{cosec} \: y$ $2 \: \sin x$ $\sin x+\sin y$
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The value of $\tan \left(\sin^{-1}\left(\frac{3}{5}\right)+\cot^{-1}\left(\frac{3}{2}\right)\right)$ is $\frac{1}{18}$ $\frac{11}{6}$ $\frac{13}{6}$ $\frac{17}{6}$
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Let the sides opposite to the angles $A,B,C$ in a triangle $ABC$ be represented by $a,b,c$ respectively. If $(c+a+b)(a+b-c)=ab,$ then the angle $C$ is $\frac{\pi}{6}$ $\frac{\pi}{3}$ $\frac{\pi}{2}$ $\frac{2\pi}{3}$
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The coordinates of a moving point $P$ satisfy the equations $\frac{dx}{dt} = \tan x, \:\:\:\: \frac{dy}{dt}=-\sin^2x, \:\:\:\:\: t \geq 0.$ If the curve passes through the point $(\pi/2, 0)$ when $t=0$, then the equation of the curve in rectangular co-ordinates is $y=1/2 \cos ^2 x$ $y=\sin 2x$ $y=\cos 2x+1$ $y=\sin ^2 x-1$
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The area (in square unit) of the portion enclosed by the curve $\sqrt{2x}+ \sqrt{2y} = 2 \sqrt{3}$ and the axes of reference is $2$ $4$ $6$ $8$
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If $\sin^{-1}\frac{1}{\sqrt{5}}$ and $\cos^{-1}\frac{3}{\sqrt{10}}$ lie in $\left[0,\frac{\pi}{2}\right],$ their sum is equal to $\frac{\pi}{6}$ $\frac{\pi}{3}$ $\sin^{-1}\frac{1}{\sqrt{50}}$ $\frac{\pi}{4}$
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If $\tan\: x=p+1$ and $\tan\; y=p-1,$ then the value of $2\:\cot\:(x-y)$ is $2p$ $p^{2}$ $(p+1)(p-1)$ $\frac{2p}{p^{2}-1}$
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Let $g(x,y) = \text{max}\{12-x, 8-y\}$. Then the minimum value of $g(x,y)$  as $(x,y)$ varies over the line $x+y =10$ is $5$ $7$ $1$ $3$
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The value of $\sin^{6}\frac{\pi}{81}+\cos^{6}\frac{\pi}{81}-1+3\sin^{2}\frac{\pi}{81}\:\cos^{2}\frac{\pi}{81}$ is $\tan^{6}\frac{\pi}{81}$ $0$ $-1$ None of these
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If $\cos2\theta=\sqrt{2}(\cos\theta-\sin\theta)$ then $\tan\theta$ equals $1$ $1$ or $-1$ $\frac{1}{\sqrt{2}},-\frac{1}{\sqrt{2}}$ or $1$ None of these
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If $A(t)$ is the area of the region bounded by the curve $y=e^{-\mid x \mid}$ and the portion of the $x$-axis between $-t$ and $t$, then $\underset{t \to \infty}{\lim} A(t)$ equals $0$ $1$ $2$ $4$
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If $\sin(\sin^{-1}\frac{2}{5}+\cos^{-1}x)=1,$ then $x$ is $1$ $\frac{2}{5}$ $\frac{3}{5}$ None of these
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The medians $AD$ and $BE$ of the triangle with vertices $A(0,b),B(0,0)$ and $C(a,0)$ are mutually perpendicular if $b=\sqrt{2}a$ $a=\pm\sqrt{2}b$ $b=-\sqrt{2}a$ $b=a$
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The polar equation $r=a \cos \theta$ represents a spiral a parabola a circle none of the above
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If a square of side $a$ and an equilateral triangle of side $b$ are inscribed in a circle then $a/b$ equals $\sqrt{2/3}$ $\sqrt{3/2}$ $3/ \sqrt{2}$ $\sqrt{2}/3$
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Let $y^2-4ax+4a=0$ and $x^2+y^2-2(1+a)x+1+2a-3a^2=0$ be two curves. State which one of the following statements is true. These two curves intersect at two points These two curves are tangent to each other These two curves intersect orthogonally at one point These two curves do not intersect
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If $f(x)=x^2$ and $g(x)= x \sin x + \cos x$ then $f$ and $g$ agree at no points $f$ and $g$ agree at exactly one point $f$ and $g$ agree at exactly two points $f$ and $g$ agree at more than two points
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Angles between any pair of $4$ main diagonals of a cube are $\cos^{-1} 1/\sqrt{3}, \pi – \cos ^{-1} 1/\sqrt{3}$ $\cos^{-1} 1/3, \pi – \cos ^{-1} 1/3$ $\pi/2$ none of the above
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Let the position of a particle in three dimensional space at time $t$ be $(t, \cos t, \sin t)$. Then the length of the path traversed by the particle between the times $t=0$ and $t=2 \pi$ is $2 \pi$ $2 \sqrt{2 \pi}$ $\sqrt{2 \pi}$ none of the above
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The length of the curve $x=t^3$, $y=3t^2$ from $t=0$ to $t=4$ is $5 \sqrt{5}+1$ $8(5 \sqrt{5}+1)$ $5 \sqrt{5}-1$ $8(5 \sqrt{5}-1)$
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The volume of the solid, generated by revolving about the horizontal line $y=2$ the region bounded by $y^2 \leq 2x$, $x \leq 8$ and $y \geq 2$, is $2 \sqrt{2\pi}$ $28 \pi/3$ $84 \pi$ none of the above
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The set $\{(x,y)\: :\: \mid x\mid+\mid y\mid\:\leq\:1\}$ is represented by the shaded region in
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There are three circles of equal diameter ($10$ units each) as shown in the figure below. The straight line $PQ$ passes through the centres of all the three circles. The straight line $PR$ is a tangent to the third circle at $C$ and cuts the second circle at the points $A$ and $B$ as shown in the figure.Then the length of the line segment $AB$ is $6$ units $7$ units $8$ units $9$ units
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The shaded region in the following diagram represents the relation $y\:\leq\: x$ $\mid \:y\mid \:\leq\: \mid x\:\mid$ $y\:\leq\: \mid x\:\mid$ $\mid \:y\mid\: \leq\: x$
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The length of the chord on the straight line $3x-4y+5=0$ intercepted by the circle passing through the points $(1,2),(3,-4)$ and $(5,6)$ is $12$ $14$ $16$ $18$
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The equations $x=a\cos\theta+b\sin\theta$ and $y=a\sin\theta+b\cos\theta,(0\leq\theta\leq2\pi$ and $a,b$ are arbitrary constants$)$ represent a circle a parabola an ellipse a hyperbola
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A straight line touches the circle $x^{2}+y^{2}=2a^{2}$ and also the parabola $y^{2}=8ax.$ Then the equation of the straight line is $y=\pm x$ $y=\pm(x+a)$ $y=\pm(x+2a)$ $y=\pm(x-21)$
In an ellipse, the distance between its foci is $6$ and its minor axis is $8.$ Then its eccentricity is $\frac{4}{5}$ $\frac{1}{\sqrt{52}}$ $\frac{3}{5}$ $\frac{1}{2}$
If in a $\triangle ABC,\angle B=\dfrac{2\pi}{3},$ then $\cos A+\cos C$ lies in $\left[\:-\sqrt{3},\sqrt{3}\:\right]$ $\left(\:-\sqrt{3},\sqrt{3}\:\right]$ $\left(\:\frac{3}{2},\sqrt{3}\:\right)$ $\left(\:\frac{3}{2},\sqrt{3}\:\right]$
Which of the following relations is true for the following figure? $b^{2}=c(c+a)$ $c^{2}=a(a+b)$ $a^{2}=b(b+c)$ All of these