Example 10 - Line makes intercepts -3, 2 on x, y-axes - Intercept form

  1. Chapter 10 Class 11 Straight Lines
  2. Serial order wise

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Example 10 Find the equation of the line, which makes intercepts 3 and 2 on the x- and y-axes respectively. We know that / + / = 1 where a = x-intercept b = y-intercept Here, a = 3 & b = 2 Putting values /( 3) + /2 = 1 (2 + ( 3) )/( 3 2) = 1 (2 3 )/( 6) = 1 2x 3y = 6 Hence, the required equation is 2x 3y = -6

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