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Show that the locus of a point that divides a chord of slope 2 of a parabola y^2=4x internally in the ratio 1: 2 is a parabola. Find the vertex of the parabola.

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```							Consider P(x) = (x-2)^2+(x-3)^2

This is the sum of two quadratics with real roots.

But this quadratic is always positive and has no real roots.
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6 years ago
```							Let the two points on the given parabola be (t12, 2t1) and (t22, 2t2). Slope of the line joining these points is 2=[2t2-2t1]/[t22-t12]=2/t1+t2=> t1 + t2 = 1 Hence the two points become (t12 , 2t1) and ((1 − t1)2 , 2(1 − t1))Let (h , k) be the point which divides these points in the ratio 1 : 2h=(1-t1)2+2t1/3=1-2t1+3t12/3       ....(1) k=[2(1-t1)+4t1]/3=2+2t1/3               ....(2) Eliminating t1 from (1) and (2), we find that 4h = 9k2 − 16k + 8 Hence locus of (h , k) is (y-8/9)2=4/9(x-2/9)This is a parabola with vertex (2/9 , 8/9)   HOPE U UNDERSTOODAPPROVE IF IT HELPED U
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