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ASSERTION-REASON TYPE. STATEMENT 1: The latus rectum of an ellipse is the shortest focal chord. STATEMENT 2: The semi latus rectum of an ellipse is the harmonic mean of the segment of a focal chord. Answer given is: (A) BOTH STATEMENTS ARE CORRECT AND STATEMENT 2 IS THE CORRECT EXPLANATION OF STATEMENT 1. Please explain this answer

ASSERTION-REASON TYPE.
 
STATEMENT 1:  The latus rectum of an ellipse is the shortest focal chord.
STATEMENT 2: The semi latus rectum of an ellipse is the harmonic mean of the segment of a focal chord.
 
Answer given is:
(A) BOTH STATEMENTS ARE CORRECT AND STATEMENT 2 IS THE CORRECT EXPLANATION OF STATEMENT 1.
 
Please explain this answer

Grade:11

1 Answers

Harshit Singh
askIITians Faculty 5960 Points
6 months ago
Dear Student


Of course , both statements are true as they are the the properties of Ellipse we study
But Statement 2 is not explaining the correctness of statement 1
Please check the question and answer again

Thanks

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