 # a normal cord of the parabolla y^2=4ax subtending a right angle at the vertex makes an acute angle with x axis,the angle is,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,sir plz explain in detail Badiuddin askIITians.ismu Expert
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12 years ago

Dear jauneet

let end point of the chord is (at12 ,2at1) and (at22 ,2at2)

since it is normal to parabola  so t2 = -t1  - 2/t1

equation of normal of parabola    y  =-tx + 2at + at3

slope is  -t1   which is given acute  so -t1 >0

or  t1 <0

now chord make right angel at origin   so    {(2at1 -0)/ (at12 -0)}{(2at1 -0)/ (at12 -0)} =-1

t1t2 =-4

t1(-t1  - 2/t1) =-4

t1 =-√2

so    angel is  =tan-1(√2)

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one year ago

et end point of the chord is (at12 ,2at1) and (at22 ,2at2)

since it is normal to parabola  so t2 = -t1  - 2/t1

equation of normal of parabola    y  =-tx + 2at + at3

slope is  -t1   which is given acute  so -t1 >0

or  t1

now chord make right angel at origin   so    {(2at1 -0)/ (at12 -0)}{(2at1 -0)/ (at12 -0)} =-1

t1t2 =-4

t1(-t1  - 2/t1) =-4

t1 =-√2

so    angel is  =tan-1(√2)

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one year ago

nd point of the chord is (at12 ,2at1) and (at22 ,2at2)

since it is normal to parabola  so t2 = -t1  - 2/t1

equation of normal of parabola    y  =-tx + 2at + at3

slope is  -t1   which is given acute  so -t1 >0

or  t1

now chord make right angel at origin   so    {(2at1 -0)/ (at12 -0)}{(2at1 -0)/ (at12 -0)} =-1

t1t2 =-4

t1(-t1  - 2/t1) =-4

t1 =-√2

so    angel is  =tan-1(√2)

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