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Let the foot of perpendicular of the point $P(3,-2,-9)$ on the plane passing through the points $(-1,-2,-3),(9,3,4),(9,-2,1)$ be $Q(\alpha, \beta, \ga... Let the system of linear equations$-x+2 y-9 z=7-x+3 y+7 z=9-2 x+y+5 z=8-3 x+y+13 z=\lambda$has a unique solution$x=\alpha, y=\beta, z=\ga...
Let $\mathrm{S}$ be the set of all values of $\lambda$, for which the shortest distance between the lines $\frac{x-\lambda}{0}=\frac{y-3}{4}=\frac{z+6... The line, that is coplanar to the line $$\frac{x+3}{-3}=\frac{y-1}{1}=\frac{z-5}{5}$$, is The plane, passing through the points $$(0,-1,2)$$ and $$(-1,2,1)$$ and parallel to the line passing through $$(5,1,-7)$$ and $$(1,-1,-1)$$, also pass... Let $$\mathrm{N}$$ be the foot of perpendicular from the point $$\mathrm{P}(1,-2,3)$$ on the line passing through the points $$(4,5,8)$$ and $$(1,-7,5... Let the equation of plane passing through the line of intersection of the planes$$x+2 y+a z=2$$and$$x-y+z=3$$be$$5 x-11 y+b z=6 a-1$$. For$$c \i... Let the lines $$l_{1}: \frac{x+5}{3}=\frac{y+4}{1}=\frac{z-\alpha}{-2}$$ and $$l_{2}: 3 x+2 y+z-2=0=x-3 y+2 z-13$$ be coplanar. If the point $$\mathrm... Let the plane P:$$4 x-y+z=10$$be rotated by an angle$$\frac{\pi}{2}$$about its line of intersection with the plane$$x+y-z=4$$. If$$\alpha$$is t... Let the line passing through the points$$\mathrm{P}(2,-1,2)$$and$$\mathrm{Q}(5,3,4)$$meet the plane$$x-y+z=4$$at the point$$\mathrm{R}$$. Then ... Let P be the plane passing through the points$$(5,3,0),(13,3,-2)$$and$$(1,6,2)$$. For$$\alpha \in \mathbb{N}$$, if the distances of the points$$... Let $$(\alpha, \beta, \gamma)$$ be the image of the point $$\mathrm{P}(2,3,5)$$ in the plane $$2 x+y-3 z=6$$. Then $$\alpha+\beta+\gamma$$ is equal to... If equation of the plane that contains the point $$(-2,3,5)$$ and is perpendicular to each of the planes $$2 x+4 y+5 z=8$$ and $$3 x-2 y+3 z=5$$ is $$... Let the image of the point$$\mathrm{P}(1,2,6)$$in the plane passing through the points$$\mathrm{A}(1,2,0), \mathrm{B}(1,4,1)$$and$$\mathrm{C}(0,5... Let the line $$\frac{x}{1}=\frac{6-y}{2}=\frac{z+8}{5}$$ intersect the lines $$\frac{x-5}{4}=\frac{y-7}{3}=\frac{z+2}{1}$$ and $$\frac{x+3}{6}=\frac{3... The shortest distance between the lines$${{x + 2} \over 1} = {y \over { - 2}} = {{z - 5} \over 2}$$and$${{x - 4} \over 1} = {{y - 1} \over 2} = {{z... Let two vertices of a triangle ABC be (2, 4, 6) and (0, $$-$$2, $$-$$5), and its centroid be (2, 1, $$-$$1). If the image of the third vertex in the p... Let P be the point of intersection of the line $${{x + 3} \over 3} = {{y + 2} \over 1} = {{1 - z} \over 2}$$ and the plane $$x+y+z=2$$. If the distanc... For $$\mathrm{a}, \mathrm{b} \in \mathbb{Z}$$ and $$|\mathrm{a}-\mathrm{b}| \leq 10$$, let the angle between the plane $$\mathrm{P}: \mathrm{ax}+y-\ma... Let$$\mathrm{P}$$be the plane passing through the line$$\frac{x-1}{1}=\frac{y-2}{-3}=\frac{z+5}{7}$$and the point$$(2,4,-3)$$. If the image of th... The shortest distance between the lines$$\frac{x-4}{4}=\frac{y+2}{5}=\frac{z+3}{3}$$and$$\frac{x-1}{3}=\frac{y-3}{4}=\frac{z-4}{2}$$is If the equation of the plane containing the line$$x+2 y+3 z-4=0=2 x+y-z+5$$and perpendicular to the plane$$\vec{r}=(\hat{i}-\hat{j})+\lambda(\hat{i... A plane P contains the line of intersection of the plane $$\vec{r} \cdot(\hat{i}+\hat{j}+\hat{k})=6$$ and $$\vec{r} \cdot(2 \hat{i}+3 \hat{j}+4 \hat{k... Let the line$$\mathrm{L}$$pass through the point$$(0,1,2)$$, intersect the line$$\frac{x-1}{2}=\frac{y-2}{3}=\frac{z-3}{4}$$and be parallel to th... If the equation of the plane passing through the line of intersection of the planes$$2 x-y+z=3,4 x-3 y+5 z+9=0$$and parallel to the line$$\frac{x+1... Let the plane P pass through the intersection of the planes $$2x+3y-z=2$$ and $$x+2y+3z=6$$, and be perpendicular to the plane $$2x+y-z+1=0$$. If d is... The shortest distance between the lines $${{x - 5} \over 1} = {{y - 2} \over 2} = {{z - 4} \over { - 3}}$$ and $${{x + 3} \over 1} = {{y + 5} \over 4}... Let the image of the point$$P(2,-1,3)$$in the plane$$x+2 y-z=0$$be$$Q$$. Then the distance of the plane$$3 x+2 y+z+29=0$$from the point$$Q$$i... Let the plane \mathrm{P}: 8 x+\alpha_{1} y+\alpha_{2} z+12=0 be parallel to the line \mathrm{L}: \frac{x+2}{2}=\frac{y-3}{3}=\frac{z+4}{5}. If the... The foot of perpendicular from the origin \mathrm{O} to a plane \mathrm{P} which meets the co-ordinate axes at the points \mathrm{A}, \mathrm{B},... Let P be the plane, passing through the point (1,-1,-5) and perpendicular to the line joining the points (4,1,-3) and (2,4,3). Then the distan... If a point \mathrm{P}(\alpha, \beta, \gamma) satisfying$$\left( {\matrix{ \alpha & \beta & \gamma \cr } } \right)\left( {\matrix{ 2 & ... Let the shortest distance between the lines $$L: \frac{x-5}{-2}=\frac{y-\lambda}{0}=\frac{z+\lambda}{1}, \lambda \geq 0$$ and $$L_{1}: x+1=y-1=4-z$$... A vector$\vec{v}$in the first octant is inclined to the$x$-axis at$60^{\circ}$, to the$y$-axis at 45 and to the$z$-axis at an acute angle. If a ... If a plane passes through the points$(-1, k, 0),(2, k,-1),(1,1,2)$and is parallel to the line$\frac{x-1}{1}=\frac{2 y+1}{2}=\frac{z+1}{-1}$, then t... The line $$l_1$$ passes through the point (2, 6, 2) and is perpendicular to the plane $$2x+y-2z=10$$. Then the shortest distance between the line $$l_... Let a unit vector$$\widehat{O P}$$make angles$$\alpha, \beta, \gamma$$with the positive directions of the co-ordinate axes$$\mathrm{OX}$$,$$\mat... The plane $$2x-y+z=4$$ intersects the line segment joining the points A ($$a,-2,4)$$ and B ($$2,b,-3)$$ at the point C in the ratio 2 : 1 and the dist... If the lines $${{x - 1} \over 1} = {{y - 2} \over 2} = {{z + 3} \over 1}$$ and $${{x - a} \over 2} = {{y + 2} \over 3} = {{z - 3} \over 1}$$ intersect... The shortest distance between the lines $${{x - 1} \over 2} = {{y + 8} \over -7} = {{z - 4} \over 5}$$ and $${{x - 1} \over 2} = {{y - 2} \over 1} = {... The foot of perpendicular of the point (2, 0, 5) on the line$${{x + 1} \over 2} = {{y - 1} \over 5} = {{z + 1} \over { - 1}}$$is ($$\alpha,\beta,\ga... The shortest distance between the lines $$x+1=2y=-12z$$ and $$x=y+2=6z-6$$ is The distance of the point P(4, 6, $$-$$2) from the line passing through the point ($$-$$3, 2, 3) and parallel to a line with direction ratios 3, 3, $$... Consider the lines$$L_1$$and$$L_2$$given by$${L_1}:{{x - 1} \over 2} = {{y - 3} \over 1} = {{z - 2} \over 2}{L_2}:{{x - 2} \over 1} = {{y - ... If the foot of the perpendicular drawn from (1, 9, 7) to the line passing through the point (3, 2, 1) and parallel to the planes $$x+2y+z=0$$ and $$3y... Let the plane containing the line of intersection of the planes P1 :$$x+(\lambda+4)y+z=1$$and P2 :$$2x+y+z=2$$pass through the points (0, 1, 0) an... The distance of the point (7,$$-$$3,$$-$$4) from the plane passing through the points (2,$$-$$3, 1), ($$-$$1, 1,$$-$$2) and (3,$$-$$4, 2) is :... The distance of the point ($$-1,9,-16$$) from the plane$$2x+3y-z=5$$measured parallel to the line$${{x + 4} \over 3} = {{2 - y} \over 4} = {{z - 3}... Let $$Q$$ be the foot of perpendicular drawn from the point $$P(1,2,3)$$ to the plane $$x+2 y+z=14$$. If $$R$$ is a point on the plane such that $$\an... If$$(2,3,9),(5,2,1),(1, \lambda, 8)$$and$$(\lambda, 2,3)$$are coplanar, then the product of all possible values of$$\lambda$$is: If the foot of the perpendicular from the point$$\mathrm{A}(-1,4,3)$$on the plane$$\mathrm{P}: 2 x+\mathrm{m} y+\mathrm{n} z=4$$, is$$\left(-2, \f... Let the lines $$\frac{x-1}{\lambda}=\frac{y-2}{1}=\frac{z-3}{2}$$ and $$\frac{x+26}{-2}=\frac{y+18}{3}=\frac{z+28}{\lambda}$$ be coplanar and $$\mathr... A plane P is parallel to two lines whose direction ratios are$$-2,1,-3$$and$$-1,2,-2$$and it contains the point$$(2,2,-2)$$. Let P intersect the ... If the length of the perpendicular drawn from the point$$P(a, 4,2)$$, a$$>0$$on the line$$\frac{x+1}{2}=\frac{y-3}{3}=\frac{z-1}{-1}$$is$$2 \sqr... If the line of intersection of the planes $$a x+b y=3$$ and $$a x+b y+c z=0$$, a $$>0$$ makes an angle $$30^{\circ}$$ with the plane $$y-z+2=0$$, then... If the plane $$P$$ passes through the intersection of two mutually perpendicular planes $$2 x+k y-5 z=1$$ and $$3 k x-k y+z=5, k... The length of the perpendicular from the point$$(1,-2,5)$$on the line passing through$$(1,2,4)$$and parallel to the line$$x+y-z=0=x-2 y+3 z-5$$i... A plane$$E$$is perpendicular to the two planes$$2 x-2 y+z=0$$and$$x-y+2 z=4$$, and passes through the point$$P(1,-1,1)$$. If the distance of the... The shortest distance between the lines$$\frac{x+7}{-6}=\frac{y-6}{7}=z$$and$$\frac{7-x}{2}=y-2=z-6$$is Let$$\mathrm{P}$$be the plane containing the straight line$$\frac{x-3}{9}=\frac{y+4}{-1}=\frac{z-7}{-5}$$and perpendicular to the plane containing... The distance of the point (3, 2,$$-$$1) from the plane$$3x - y + 4z + 1 = 0$$along the line$${{2 - x} \over 2} = {{y - 3} \over 2} = {{z + 1} \ove... Let $${{x - 2} \over 3} = {{y + 1} \over { - 2}} = {{z + 3} \over { - 1}}$$ lie on the plane $$px - qy + z = 5$$, for some p, q $$\in$$ R. The shortes... Let Q be the mirror image of the point P(1, 2, 1) with respect to the plane x + 2y + 2z = 16. Let T be a plane passing through the point Q and contain... If the mirror image of the point (2, 4, 7) in the plane 3x $$-$$ y + 4z = 2 is (a, b, c), then 2a + b + 2c is equal to: Let the plane ax + by + cz = d pass through (2, 3, $$-$$5) and is perpendicular to the planes 2x + y $$-$$ 5z = 10 and 3x + 5y $$-$$ 7z = 12. If a, b,... If two distinct point Q, R lie on the line of intersection of the planes $$- x + 2y - z = 0$$ and $$3x - 5y + 2z = 0$$ and $$PQ = PR = \sqrt {18}$$ ... The acute angle between the planes P1 and P2, when P1 and P2 are the planes passing through the intersection of the planes $$5x + 8y + 13z - 29 = 0$$ ... Let the plane $$P:\overrightarrow r \,.\,\overrightarrow a = d$$ contain the line of intersection of two planes $$\overrightarrow r \,.\,\left( {\wid... Let the foot of the perpendicular from the point (1, 2, 4) on the line$${{x + 2} \over 4} = {{y - 1} \over 2} = {{z + 1} \over 3}$$be P. Then the di... The shortest distance between the lines$${{x - 3} \over 2} = {{y - 2} \over 3} = {{z - 1} \over { - 1}}$$and$${{x + 3} \over 2} = {{y - 6} \over 1}... If the plane $$2x + y - 5z = 0$$ is rotated about its line of intersection with the plane $$3x - y + 4z - 7 = 0$$ by an angle of $${\pi \over 2}$$, t... If the lines $$\overrightarrow r = \left( {\widehat i - \widehat j + \widehat k} \right) + \lambda \left( {3\widehat j - \widehat k} \right)$$ and $$... If the two lines$${l_1}:{{x - 2} \over 3} = {{y + 1} \over {-2}},\,z = 2$$and$${l_2}:{{x - 1} \over 1} = {{2y + 3} \over \alpha } = {{z + 5} \over ... Let the plane 2x + 3y + z + 20 = 0 be rotated through a right angle about its line of intersection with the plane x $$-$$ 3y + 5z = 8. If the mirror i... Let p be the plane passing through the intersection of the planes $$\overrightarrow r \,.\,\left( {\widehat i + 3\widehat j - \widehat k} \right) = 5... Let Q be the mirror image of the point P(1, 0, 1) with respect to the plane S : x + y + z = 5. If a line L passing through (1,$$-$$1,$$-$$1), parall... If the shortest distance between the lines$${{x - 1} \over 2} = {{y - 2} \over 3} = {{z - 3} \over \lambda }$$and$${{x - 2} \over 1} = {{y - 4} \ov... Let the points on the plane P be equidistant from the points ($$-$$4, 2, 1) and (2, $$-$$2, 3). Then the acute angle between the plane P and the plane... Let the acute angle bisector of the two planes x $$-$$ 2y $$-$$ 2z + 1 = 0 and 2x $$-$$ 3y $$-$$ 6z + 1 = 0 be the plane P. Then which of the followin... The distance of line $$3y - 2z - 1 = 0 = 3x - z + 4$$ from the point (2, $$-$$1, 6) is : The distance of the point ($$-$$1, 2, $$-$$2) from the line of intersection of the planes 2x + 3y + 2z = 0 and x $$-$$ 2y + z = 0 is : Let the equation of the plane, that passes through the point (1, 4, $$-$$3) and contains the line of intersection of the planes 3x $$-$$ 2y + 4z $$-$$... The equation of the plane passing through the line of intersection of the planes $$\overrightarrow r .\left( {\widehat i + \widehat j + \widehat k} \r... Equation of a plane at a distance$${2 \over {\sqrt {21} }}$$from the origin, which contains the line of intersection of the planes x$$-$$y$$-$$z... Let P be the plane passing through the point (1, 2, 3) and the line of intersection of the planes$$\overrightarrow r \,.\,\left( {\widehat i + \wideh... A plane P contains the line $$x + 2y + 3z + 1 = 0 = x - y - z - 6$$, and is perpendicular to the plane $$- 2x + y + z + 8 = 0$$. Then which of the f... For real numbers $$\alpha$$ and $$\beta$$ $$\ne$$ 0, if the point of intersection of the straight lines$${{x - \alpha } \over 1} = {{y - 1} \over 2} =... Let the plane passing through the point ($$-$$1, 0,$$-$$2) and perpendicular to each of the planes 2x + y$$-$$z = 2 and x$$-$$y$$-$$z = 3 be ax... Let the foot of perpendicular from a point P(1, 2,$$-$$1) to the straight line$$L:{x \over 1} = {y \over 0} = {z \over { - 1}}$$be N. Let a line be... Let L be the line of intersection of planes$$\overrightarrow r .(\widehat i - \widehat j + 2\widehat k) = 2$$and$$\overrightarrow r .(2\widehat i +... If the shortest distance between the straight lines $$3(x - 1) = 6(y - 2) = 2(z - 1)$$ and $$4(x - 2) = 2(y - \lambda ) = (z - 3),\lambda \in R$$ is ... The lines x = ay $$-$$ 1 = z $$-$$ 2 and x = 3y $$-$$ 2 = bz $$-$$ 2, (ab $$\ne$$ 0) are coplanar, if : Consider the line L given by the equation $${{x - 3} \over 2} = {{y - 1} \over 1} = {{z - 2} \over 1}$$. Let Q be the mirror image of the point (2, 3,... If the equation of plane passing through the mirror image of a point (2, 3, 1) with respect to line $${{x + 1} \over 2} = {{y - 3} \over 1} = {{z + 2}... The equation of the plane which contains the y-axis and passes through the point (1, 2, 3) is : If the foot of the perpendicular from point (4, 3, 8) on the line$${L_1}:{{x - a} \over l} = {{y - 2} \over 3} = {{z - b} \over 4}$$, l$$\ne$$0 is ... If (x, y, z) be an arbitrary point lying on a plane P which passes through the points (42, 0, 0), (0, 42, 0) and (0, 0, 42), then the value of the exp... Let the position vectors of two points P and Q be 3$$\widehat i-\widehat j$$+ 2$$\widehat k$$and$$\widehat i$$+ 2$$\widehat j-$$4... Let P be a plane lx + my + nz = 0 containing the line,$${{1 - x} \over 1} = {{y + 4} \over 2} = {{z + 2} \over 3}$$. If plane P divides the line segm... If for a > 0, the feet of perpendiculars from the points A(a,$$-$$2a, 3) and B(0, 4, 5) on the plane lx + my + nz = 0 are points C(0,$$-$$a,$$-$...
If the mirror image of the point (1, 3, 5) with respect to the plane 4x $$-$$ 5y + 2z = 8 is ($$\alpha$$, $$\beta$$, $$\gamma$$), then 5($$\alpha$$ + ...
Let L be a line obtained from the intersection of two planes x + 2y + z = 6 and y + 2z = 4. If point P($$\alpha$$, $$\beta$$, $$\gamma$$) is the foot ...
Consider the three planesP1 : 3x + 15y + 21z = 9,P2 : x $$-$$ 3y $$-$$ z = 5, and P3 : 2x + 10y + 14z = 5Then, which one of the following is true?...
If (1, 5, 35), (7, 5, 5), (1, $$\lambda$$, 7) and (2$$\lambda$$, 1, 2) are coplanar, then the sum of all possible values of $$\lambda$$ is :
A plane passes through the points A(1, 2, 3), B(2, 3, 1) and C(2, 4, 2). If O is the origin and P is (2, $$-$$1, 1), then the projection of $$\overrig... The equation of the line through the point (0, 1, 2) and perpendicular to the line$${{x - 1} \over 2} = {{y + 1} \over 3} = {{z - 1} \over { - 2}}$$... Let$$\alpha$$be the angle between the lines whose direction cosines satisfy the equations l + m$$-$$n = 0 and l2 + m2$$-$$n2 = 0. Then the value... Let a, b$$ \in $$R. If the mirror image of the point P(a, 6, 9) with respect to the line$${{x - 3} \over 7} = {{y - 2} \over 5} = {{z - 1} \over { - ...
The vector equation of the plane passing through the intersection of the planes $$\overrightarrow r .\left( {\widehat i + \widehat j + \widehat k} \ri... The equation of the plane passing through the point (1, 2, -3) and perpendicular to the planes 3x + y - 2z = 5 and 2x - 5y - z = 7, is : The distance of the point (1, 1, 9) from the point of intersection of the line$${{x - 3} \over 1} = {{y - 4} \over 2} = {{z - 5} \over 2}$$and the p... A plane P meets the coordinate axes at A, B and C respectively. The centroid of$$\Delta $$ABC is given to be (1, 1, 2). Then the equation of the line... The shortest distance between the lines$${{x - 1} \over 0} = {{y + 1} \over { - 1}} = {z \over 1}$$and x + y + z + 1 = 0, 2x – y + z + 3 = 0 is :... If for some$$\alpha  \in $$R, the lines L1 :$${{x + 1} \over 2} = {{y - 2} \over { - 1}} = {{z - 1} \over 1}$$and L2 :$${{x + 2} \over \alph...
If (a, b, c) is the image of the point (1, 2, -3) in the line $${{x + 1} \over 2} = {{y - 3} \over { - 2}} = {z \over { - 1}}$$, then a + b + c is :...
The distance of the point (1, –2, 3) from the plane x – y + z = 5 measured parallel to the line $${x \over 2} = {y \over 3} = {z \over { - 6}}$$ is:...
The plane which bisects the line joining, the points (4, –2, 3) and (2, 4, –1) at right angles also passes through the point:
The foot of the perpendicular drawn from the point (4, 2, 3) to the line joining the points (1, –2, 3) and (1, 1, 0) lies on the plane :
A plane passing through the point (3, 1, 1) contains two lines whose direction ratios are 1, –2, 2 and 2, 3, –1 respectively. If this plane also passe...
The plane passing through the points (1, 2, 1), (2, 1, 2) and parallel to the line, 2x = 3y, z = 1 also passes through the point :
The mirror image of the point (1, 2, 3) in a plane is $$\left( { - {7 \over 3}, - {4 \over 3}, - {1 \over 3}} \right)$$. Which of the following points...
The shortest distance between the lines $${{x - 3} \over 3} = {{y - 8} \over { - 1}} = {{z - 3} \over 1}$$ and $${{x + 3} \over { - 3}} = {{y + 7} \ov... Let P be a plane passing through the points (2, 1, 0), (4, 1, 1) and (5, 0, 1) and R be any point (2, 1, 6). Then the image of R in the plane P is: A plane which bisects the angle between the two given planes 2x – y + 2z – 4 = 0 and x + 2y + 2z – 2 = 0, passes through the point : The length of the perpendicular drawn from the point (2, 1, 4) to the plane containing the lines$$\overrightarrow r = \left( {\widehat i + \widehat...
If the line $${{x - 2} \over 3} = {{y + 1} \over 2} = {{z - 1} \over { - 1}}$$ intersects the plane 2x + 3y – z + 13 = 0 at a point P and the plane 3...
If the plane 2x – y + 2z + 3 = 0 has the distances $${1 \over 3}$$ and $${2 \over 3}$$ units from the planes 4x – 2y + 4z + $$\lambda$$ = 0 and 2x ...
A perpendicular is drawn from a point on the line $${{x - 1} \over 2} = {{y + 1} \over { - 1}} = {z \over 1}$$ to the plane x + y + z = 3 such that t...
If the length of the perpendicular from the point ($$\beta$$, 0, $$\beta$$) ($$\beta$$ $$\ne$$ 0) to the line, $${x \over 1} = {{y - 1} \over 0} ... If Q(0, –1, –3) is the image of the point P in the plane 3x – y + 4z = 2 and R is the point (3, –1, –2), then the area (in sq. units) of$$\Delta $$PQ... The vertices B and C of a$$\Delta $$ABC lie on the line,$${{x + 2} \over 3} = {{y - 1} \over 0} = {z \over 4}$$such that BC = 5 units. Then the are... Let P be the plane, which contains the line of intersection of the planes, x + y + z – 6 = 0 and 2x + 3y + z + 5 = 0 and it is perpendicular to the xy... A plane passing through the points (0, –1, 0) and (0, 0, 1) and making an angle$${\pi \over 4}$$with the plane y – z + 5 = 0, also passes through t... If the line,$${{x - 1} \over 2} = {{y + 1} \over 3} = {{z - 2} \over 4}$$meets the plane, x + 2y + 3z = 15 at a point P, then the distance of P from... The vector equation of the plane through the line of intersection of the planes x + y + z = 1 and 2x + 3y+ 4z = 5 which is perpendicular to the plane ... If a point R(4, y, z) lies on the line segment joining the points P(2, –3, 4) and Q(8, 0, 10), then the distance of R from the origin is : The length of the perpendicular from the point (2, –1, 4) on the straight line,$${{x + 3} \over {10}}$$=$${{y - 2} \over {-7}}$$=$${{z} \over {1}}...
The equation of a plane containing the line of intersection of the planes 2x – y – 4 = 0 and y + 2z – 4 = 0 and passing through the point (1, 1, 0) is...
Let S be the set of all real values of $$\lambda$$ such that a plane passing through the points (–$$\lambda$$2, 1, 1), (1, –$$\lambda$$2, 1) and (1...
If an angle between the line, $${{x + 1} \over 2} = {{y - 2} \over 1} = {{z - 3} \over { - 2}}$$ and the plane, $$x - 2y - kz = 3$$ is $${\cos ^{ - 1}... The perpendicular distance from the origin to the plane containing the two lines,$${{x + 2} \over 3} = {{y - 2} \over 5} = {{z + 5} \over 7}$$and$$...
A tetrahedron has vertices P(1, 2, 1), Q(2, 1, 3), R(–1, 1, 2) and O(0, 0, 0). The angle between the faces OPQ and PQR is :
Two lines $${{x - 3} \over 1} = {{y + 1} \over 3} = {{z - 6} \over { - 1}}$$ and $${{x + 5} \over 7} = {{y - 2} \over { - 6}} = {{z - 3} \over 4}$$ i...
If the point (2, $$\alpha$$, $$\beta$$) lies on the plane which passes through the points (3, 4, 2) and (7, 0, 6) and is perpendicular to the plane ...
The plane containing the line $${{x - 3} \over 2} = {{y + 2} \over { - 1}} = {{z - 1} \over 3}$$ and also containing its projection on the plane 2x +...
The direction ratios of normal to the plane through the points (0, –1, 0) and (0, 0, 1) and making an angle $${\pi \over 4}$$ with the plane y $$-$$ ...
On which of the following lines lies the point of intersection of the line,   $${{x - 4} \over 2} = {{y - 5} \over 2} = {{z - 3} \over 1}$$&...
The plane which bisects the line segment joining the points (–3, –3, 4) and (3, 7, 6) at right angles, passes through which one of the following point...
The plane passing through the point (4, –1, 2) and parallel to the lines  $${{x + 2} \over 3} = {{y - 2} \over { - 1}} = {{z + 1} \over 2}$$...
Let A be a point on the line $$\overrightarrow r = \left( {1 - 3\mu } \right)\widehat i + \left( {\mu - 1} \right)\widehat j + \left( {2 + 5\mu } \r... The equation of the plane containing the straight line$${x \over 2} = {y \over 3} = {z \over 4}$$and perpendicular to the plane containing the strai... If the lines x = ay + b, z = cy + d and x = a'z + b', y = c'z + d' are perpendicular, then : The equation of the line passing through (–4, 3, 1), parallel to the plane x + 2y – z – 5 = 0 and intersecting the line$${{x + 1} \over { - 3}} = {{...
The plane through the intersection of the planes x + y + z = 1 and 2x + 3y – z + 4 = 0 and parallel to y-axis also passes through the point :
If the angle between the lines, $${x \over 2} = {y \over 2} = {z \over 1}$$ and $${{5 - x} \over { - 2}} = {{7y - 14} \over p} = {{z - 3} \over 4}\,\... The sum of the intercepts on the coordinate axes of the plane passing through the point ($$-$$2,$$-2,$$2) and containing the line joining the points... If L1 is the line of intersection of the planes 2x - 2y + 3z - 2 = 0, x - y + z + 1 = 0 and L2 is the line of intersection of the planes x + 2y - z - ... The length of the projection of the line segment joining the points (5, -1, 4) and (4, -1, 3) on the plane, x + y + z = 7 is : An angle between the lines whose direction cosines are gien by the equations,$$l$$+ 3m + 5n = 0 and 5$$l$$m$$-$$2mn + 6n$$l$$= 0, is : A plane bisects the line segment joining the points (1, 2, 3) and ($$-$$3, 4, 5) at rigt angles. Then this plane also passes through the point : A variable plane passes through a fixed point (3,2,1) and meets x, y and z axes at A, B and C respectively. A plane is drawn parallel to yz -plane thr... An angle between the plane, x + y + z = 5 and the line of intersection of the planes, 3x + 4y + z$$-$$1 = 0 and 5x + 8y + 2z + 14 =0, is : If x = a, y = b, z = c is a solution of the system of linear equations x + 8y + 7z = 0 9x + 2y + 3z = 0 x + y + z = 0 such that the point (a, b, c) li... If a variable plane, at a distance of 3 units from the origin, intersects the coordinate axes at A, B and C, then the locus of the centroid of$$\Delt...
If the line, $${{x - 3} \over 1} = {{y + 2} \over { - 1}} = {{z + \lambda } \over { - 2}}$$ lies in the plane, 2x−4y+3z=2, then the shortest distance ...
The coordinates of the foot of the perpendicular from the point (1, $$-$$2, 1) on the plane containing the lines, $${{x + 1} \over 6} = {{y - 1} \over... The line of intersection of the planes$$\overrightarrow r .\left( {3\widehat i - \widehat j + \widehat k} \right) = 1\,\,$$and$$\overrightarrow r ...
If the image of the point P(1, –2, 3) in the plane, 2x + 3y – 4z + 22 = 0 measured parallel to the line, $${x \over 1} = {y \over 4} = {z \over 5}$$ ...
The distance of the point (1, 3, – 7) from the plane passing through the point (1, –1, – 1), having normal perpendicular to both the lines $${{x - 1} ... ABC is a triangle in a plane with vertices A(2, 3, 5), B(−1, 3, 2) and C($$\lambda $$, 5,$$\mu $$). If the median through A is equally inclined to ... The number of distinct real values of$$\lambda $$for which the lines$${{x - 1} \over 1} = {{y - 2} \over 2} = {{z + 3} \over {{\lambda ^2}}}$$an... The shortest distance between the lines$${x \over 2} = {y \over 2} = {z \over 1}$$and$${{x + 2} \over { - 1}} = {{y - 4} \over 8} = {{z - 5} \over...
The distance of the point (1, − 2, 4) from the plane passing through the point (1, 2, 2) and perpendicular to the planes x − y + 2z = 3 and 2x − 2y + ...
If the line, $${{x - 3} \over 2} = {{y + 2} \over { - 1}} = {{z + 4} \over 3}\,$$ lies in the planes, $$lx+my-z=9,$$ then $${l^2} + {m^2}$$ is equal ...
The distance of the point $$(1,-5,9)$$ from the plane $$x-y+z=5$$ measured along the line $$x=y=z$$ is :
The equation of the plane containing the line $$2x-5y+z=3; x+y+4z=5,$$ and parallel to the plane, $$x+3y+6z=1,$$ is :
The distance of the point $$(1, 0, 2)$$ from the point of intersection of the line $${{x - 2} \over 3} = {{y + 1} \over 4} = {{z - 2} \over {12}}$$ an...
The image of the line $${{x - 1} \over 3} = {{y - 3} \over 1} = {{z - 4} \over { - 5}}\,$$ in the plane $$2x-y+z+3=0$$ is the line:
The angle between the lines whose direction cosines satisfy the equations $$l+m+n=0$$ and $${l^2} = {m^2} + {n^2}$$ is
Distance between two parallel planes $$2x+y+2z=8$$ and $$4x+2y+4z+5=0$$ is
If the lines $${{x - 2} \over 1} = {{y - 3} \over 1} = {{z - 4} \over { - k}}$$ and $${{x - 1} \over k} = {{y - 4} \over 2} = {{z - 5} \over 1}$$ are ...
A equation of a plane parallel to the plane $$x-2y+2z-5=0$$ and at a unit distance from the origin is :
If the line $${{x - 1} \over 2} = {{y + 1} \over 3} = {{z - 1} \over 4}$$ and $${{x - 3} \over 1} = {{y - k} \over 2} = {z \over 1}$$ intersect, then ...
If the angle between the line $$x = {{y - 1} \over 2} = {{z - 3} \over \lambda }$$ and the plane $$x+2y+3z=4$$ is $${\cos ^{ - 1}}\left( {\sqrt {{5 \... Statement - 1: The point$$A(1,0,7)$$is the mirror image of the point$$B(1,6,3)$$in the line :$${x \over 1} = {{y - 1} \over 2} = {{z - 2} \over ...
Statement-1: The point $$A(3, 1, 6)$$ is the mirror image of the point $$B(1, 3, 4)$$ in the plane $$x-y+z=5.$$ Statement-2: The plane $$x-y+z=5$$ b...
A line $$AB$$ in three-dimensional space makes angles $${45^ \circ }$$ and $${120^ \circ }$$ with the positive $$x$$-axis and the positive $$y$$-axis ...
Let the line $$\,\,\,\,\,$$ $${{x - 2} \over 3} = {{y - 1} \over { - 5}} = {{z + 2} \over 2}$$ lie in the plane $$\,\,\,\,\,$$ $$x + 3y - \alpha z + \... The line passing through the points$$(5,1,a)$$and$$(3, b, 1)$$crosses the$$yz$$-plane at the point$$\left( {0,{{17} \over 2}, - {{ - 13} \over ...
If the straight lines $$\,\,\,\,\,$$ $$\,\,\,\,\,$$ $${{x - 1} \over k} = {{y - 2} \over 2} = {{z - 3} \over 3}$$ $$\,\,\,\,\,$$ and$$\,\,\,\,\,$$ $$... If a line makes an angle of$$\pi /4$$with the positive directions of each of$$x$$-axis and$$y$$-axis, then the angle that the line makes with the ... If$$(2,3,5)$$is one end of a diameter of the sphere$${x^2} + {y^2} + {z^2} - 6x - 12y - 2z + 20 = 0,$$then the coordinates of the other end of the... Let$$L$$be the line of intersection of the planes$$2x+3y+z=1$$and$$x+3y+2z=2.$$If$$L$$makes an angle$$\alpha $$with the positive$$x$$-axis,... The image of the point$$(-1, 3,4)$$in the plane$$x-2y=0$$is If the angel$$\theta $$between the line$${{x + 1} \over 1} = {{y - 1} \over 2} = {{z - 2} \over 2}$$and the plane$$2x - y + \sqrt \lambda \,\,z...
If the plane $$2ax-3ay+4az+6=0$$ passes through the midpoint of the line joining the centres of the spheres $${x^2} + {y^2} + {z^2} + 6x - 8y - 2z = ... The distance between the line$$\overrightarrow r = 2\widehat i - 2\widehat j + 3\widehat k + \lambda \left( {i - j + 4k} \right),$$and the plane ... The angle between the lines$$2x=3y=-z$$and$$6x=-y=-4z$$is The plane$$x+2y-z=4$$cuts the sphere$${x^2} + {y^2} + {z^2} - x + z - 2 = 0$$in a circle of radius Distance between two parallel planes$$\,2x + y + 2z = 8$$and$$4x + 2y + 4z + 5 = 0$$is A line with direction cosines proportional to$$2,1,2$$meets each of the lines$$x=y+a=z$$and$$x+a=2y=2z$$. The co-ordinates of each of the point... The intersection of the spheres$${x^2} + {y^2} + {z^2} + 7x - 2y - z = 13$$and$${x^2} + {y^2} + {z^2} - 3x + 3y + 4z = 8$$is the same as the int... If the straight lines$$x=1+s,y=-3 - \lambda s,z = 1 + \lambda s$$and$$x = {t \over 2},y = 1 + t,z = 2 - t,$$with parameters$$s$$and$$...
The shortest distance from the plane $$12x+4y+3z=327$$ to the sphere $${x^2} + {y^2} + {z^2} + 4x - 2y - 6z = 155$$ is
The two lines $$x=ay+b,z=cy+d$$ and $$x = a'y + b',z = c'y + d'$$ will be perpendicular, if and only if
The lines $${{x - 2} \over 1} = {{y - 3} \over 1} = {{z - 4} \over { - k}}$$ and $${{x - 1} \over k} = {{y - 4} \over 2} = {{z - 5} \over 1}$$ are cop...
The radius of the circle in which the sphere $${x^2} + {y^2} + {z^2} + 2x - 2y - 4z - 19 = 0$$ is cut by the plane $$x+2y+2z+7=0$$ is ...
Two systems of rectangular axes have the same origin. If a plane cuts then at distances $$a,b,c$$ and $$a', b', c'$$ from the origin then
A plane which passes through the point $$(3,2,0)$$ and the line $${{x - 4} \over 1} = {{y - 7} \over 5} = {{z - 4} \over 4}$$ is
The $$d.r.$$ of normal to the plane through $$(1, 0, 0), (0, 1, 0)$$ which makes an angle $$\pi /4$$ with plane $$x+y=3$$ are

## Numerical

Let the plane $P$ contain the line $2 x+y-z-3=0=5 x-3 y+4 z+9$ and be parallel to the line $\frac{x+2}{2}=\frac{3-y}{-4}=\frac{z-7}{5}$. Then the dist...
Let the image of the point $$\left(\frac{5}{3}, \frac{5}{3}, \frac{8}{3}\right)$$ in the plane $$x-2 y+z-2=0$$ be P. If the distance of the point $$Q(... Let the plane$$x+3 y-2 z+6=0$$meet the co-ordinate axes at the points A, B, C. If the orthocenter of the triangle$$\mathrm{ABC}$$is$$\left(\alpha...
Let the line $$l: x=\frac{1-y}{-2}=\frac{z-3}{\lambda}, \lambda \in \mathbb{R}$$ meet the plane $$P: x+2 y+3 z=4$$ at the point $$(\alpha, \beta, \gam... Let a line$$l$$pass through the origin and be perpendicular to the lines$$l_{1}: \vec{r}=(\hat{\imath}-11 \hat{\jmath}-7 \hat{k})+\lambda(\hat{i}+2...
Let the foot of perpendicular from the point $$\mathrm{A}(4,3,1)$$ on the plane $$\mathrm{P}: x-y+2 z+3=0$$ be N. If B$$(5, \alpha, \beta), \alpha, \b... Let$$\mathrm{P}_{1}$$be the plane$$3 x-y-7 z=11$$and$$\mathrm{P}_{2}$$be the plane passing through the points$$(2,-1,0),(2,0,-1)$$, and$$(5,1,...
Let $$\lambda_{1}, \lambda_{2}$$ be the values of $$\lambda$$ for which the points $$\left(\frac{5}{2}, 1, \lambda\right)$$ and $$(-2,0,1)$$ are at eq...
If the lines $$\frac{x-1}{2}=\frac{2-y}{-3}=\frac{z-3}{\alpha}$$ and $$\frac{x-4}{5}=\frac{y-1}{2}=\frac{z}{\beta}$$ intersect, then the magnitude of ...
Let the image of the point $$\mathrm{P}(1,2,3)$$ in the plane $$2 x-y+z=9$$ be $$\mathrm{Q}$$. If the coordinates of the point $$\mathrm{R}$$ are $$(6... The point of intersection$$\mathrm{C}$$of the plane$$8 x+y+2 z=0$$and the line joining the points$$\mathrm{A}(-3,-6,1)$$and$$\mathrm{B}(2,4,-3)...
Let $$\alpha x+\beta y+\gamma z=1$$ be the equation of a plane passing through the point $$(3,-2,5)$$ and perpendicular to the line joining the points...
$$A(2,6,2), B(-4,0, \lambda), C(2,3,-1)$$ and $$D(4,5,0),|\lambda| \leq 5$$ are the vertices of a quadrilateral $$A B C D$$. If its area is 18 square ...
Let the line $$L: \frac{x-1}{2}=\frac{y+1}{-1}=\frac{z-3}{1}$$ intersect the plane $$2 x+y+3 z=16$$ at the point $$P$$. Let the point $$Q$$ be the fo...
Let $$\theta$$ be the angle between the planes $$P_{1}: \vec{r} \cdot(\hat{i}+\hat{j}+2 \hat{k})=9$$ and $$P_{2}: \vec{r} \cdot(2 \hat{i}-\hat{j}+\hat... Let a line L pass through the point P(2,3,1) and be parallel to the line x+3 y-2 z-2=0=x-y+2 z. If the distance of L from the point (5,3,8) ... If the equation of the plane passing through the point$$(1,1,2)$$and perpendicular to the line$$x-3 y+ 2 z-1=0=4 x-y+z$$is$$\mathrm{A} x+\mathrm{...
If $$\lambda_{1} ... Let the equation of the plane P containing the line$$x+10=\frac{8-y}{2}=z$$be$$ax+by+3z=2(a+b)$$and the distance of the plane$$P$$from the point... Let the co-ordinates of one vertex of$$\Delta ABC$$be$$A(0,2,\alpha)$$and the other two vertices lie on the line$${{x + \alpha } \over 5} = {{y -...
If the shortest distance between the line joining the points (1, 2, 3) and (2, 3, 4), and the line $${{x - 1} \over 2} = {{y + 1} \over { - 1}} = {{z ... Let the equation of the plane passing through the line$$x - 2y - z - 5 = 0 = x + y + 3z - 5$$and parallel to the line$$x + y + 2z - 7 = 0 = 2x + 3y...
If the shortest between the lines $${{x + \sqrt 6 } \over 2} = {{y - \sqrt 6 } \over 3} = {{z - \sqrt 6 } \over 4}$$ and $${{x - \lambda } \over 3} = ... The shortest distance between the lines$${{x - 2} \over 3} = {{y + 1} \over 2} = {{z - 6} \over 2}$$and$${{x - 6} \over 3} = {{1 - y} \over 2} = {{...
Let a line with direction ratios $$a,-4 a,-7$$ be perpendicular to the lines with direction ratios $$3,-1,2 b$$ and $$b, a,-2$$. If the point of inter...
Let $$\mathrm{P}(-2,-1,1)$$ and $$\mathrm{Q}\left(\frac{56}{17}, \frac{43}{17}, \frac{111}{17}\right)$$ be the vertices of the rhombus PRQS. If the di...
Let the line $$\frac{x-3}{7}=\frac{y-2}{-1}=\frac{z-3}{-4}$$ intersect the plane containing the lines $$\frac{x-4}{1}=\frac{y+1}{-2}=\frac{z}{1}$$ and...
The largest value of $$a$$, for which the perpendicular distance of the plane containing the lines $$\vec{r}=(\hat{i}+\hat{j})+\lambda(\hat{i}+a \hat... The plane passing through the line$$L: l x-y+3(1-l) z=1, x+2 y-z=2$$and perpendicular to the plane$$3 x+2 y+z=6$$is$$3 x-8 y+7 z=4$$. If$$\theta...
Let $$\mathrm{Q}$$ and $$\mathrm{R}$$ be two points on the line $$\frac{x+1}{2}=\frac{y+2}{3}=\frac{z-1}{2}$$ at a distance $$\sqrt{26}$$ from the poi...
The line of shortest distance between the lines $$\frac{x-2}{0}=\frac{y-1}{1}=\frac{z}{1}$$ and $$\frac{x-3}{2}=\frac{y-5}{2}=\frac{z-1}{1}$$ makes an...
Consider a triangle ABC whose vertices are A(0, $$\alpha$$, $$\alpha$$), B($$\alpha$$, 0, $$\alpha$$) and C($$\alpha$$, $$\alpha$$, 0), $$\alpha$$ > 0...
Let d be the distance between the foot of perpendiculars of the points P(1, 2, $$-$$1) and Q(2, $$-$$1, 3) on the plane $$-$$x + y + z = 1. Then d2 is...
Let $${P_1}:\overrightarrow r \,.\,\left( {2\widehat i + \widehat j - 3\widehat k} \right) = 4$$ be a plane. Let P2 be another plane which passes thro...
Let the image of the point P(1, 2, 3) in the line $$L:{{x - 6} \over 3} = {{y - 1} \over 2} = {{z - 2} \over 3}$$ be Q. Let R ($$\alpha$$, $$\beta$$, ...
Let the mirror image of the point (a, b, c) with respect to the plane 3x $$-$$ 4y + 12z + 19 = 0 be (a $$-$$ 6, $$\beta$$, $$\gamma$$). If a + b + c =...
Let l1 be the line in xy-plane with x and y intercepts $${1 \over 8}$$ and $${1 \over {4\sqrt 2 }}$$ respectively, and l2 be the line in zx-plane with...
Let the lines $${L_1}:\overrightarrow r = \lambda \left( {\widehat i + 2\widehat j + 3\widehat k} \right),\,\lambda \in R$$ $${L_2}:\overrightarrow ... Let a line having direction ratios, 1,$$-$$4, 2 intersect the lines$${{x - 7} \over 3} = {{y - 1} \over { - 1}} = {{z + 2} \over 1}$$and$${x \over...
Suppose the line $${{x - 2} \over \alpha } = {{y - 2} \over { - 5}} = {{z + 2} \over 2}$$ lies on the plane $$x + 3y - 2z + \beta = 0$$. Then $$(\alp... The square of the distance of the point of intersection of the line$${{x - 1} \over 2} = {{y - 2} \over 3} = {{z + 1} \over 6}$$and the plane$$2x -...
Let S be the mirror image of the point Q(1, 3, 4) with respect to the plane 2x $$-$$ y + z + 3 = 0 and let R(3, 5, $$\gamma$$) be a point of this plan...
Let Q be the foot of the perpendicular from the point P(7, $$-$$2, 13) on the plane containing the lines $${{x + 1} \over 6} = {{y - 1} \over 7} = {{z... Let the line L be the projection of the line$${{x - 1} \over 2} = {{y - 3} \over 1} = {{z - 4} \over 2}$$in the plane x$$-$$2y$$-$$z = 3. If d i... The distance of the point P(3, 4, 4) from the point of intersection of the line joining the points. Q(3,$$-$$4,$$-$$5) and R(2,$$-$$3, 1) and the p... Let a plane P pass through the point (3, 7,$$-$$7) and contain the line,$${{x - 2} \over { - 3}} = {{y - 3} \over 2} = {{z + 2} \over 1}$$. If dista... If the lines$${{x - k} \over 1} = {{y - 2} \over 2} = {{z - 3} \over 3}$$and$${{x + 1} \over 3} = {{y + 2} \over 2} = {{z + 3} \over 1}$$are co-pl... Let P be a plane passing through the points (1, 0, 1), (1,$$-$$2, 1) and (0, 1,$$-$$2). Let a vector$$\overrightarrow a = \alpha \widehat i + \bet...
Let the mirror image of the point (1, 3, a) with respect to the plane $$\overrightarrow r .\left( {2\widehat i - \widehat j + \widehat k} \right) - b ... Let P be a plane containing the line$${{x - 1} \over 3} = {{y + 6} \over 4} = {{z + 5} \over 2}$$and parallel to the line$${{x - 1} \over 4} = {{y ...
Let the plane ax + by + cz + d = 0 bisect the line joining the points (4, $$-$$3, 1) and (2, 3, $$-$$5) at the right angles. If a, b, c, d are integer...
The equation of the planes parallel to the plane x $$-$$ 2y + 2z $$-$$ 3 = 0 which are at unit distance from the point (1, 2, 3) is ax + by + cz + d =...
Let P be an arbitrary point having sum of the squares of the distances from the planes x + y + z = 0, lx $$-$$ nz = 0 and x $$-$$ 2y + z = 0, equal to...
If the equation of the plane passing through the line of intersection of the planes 2x $$-$$ 7y + 4z $$-$$ 3 = 0, 3x $$-$$ 5y + 4z + 11 = 0 and the po...
If the distance of the point (1, $$-$$2, 3) from the plane x + 2y $$-$$ 3z + 10 = 0 measured parallel to the line, $${{x - 1} \over 3} = {{2 - y} \ove... Let ($$\lambda$$, 2, 1) be a point on the plane which passes through the point (4,$$-$$2, 2). If the plane is perpendicular to the line joining the p... A line 'l' passing through origin is perpendicular to the lines$${l_1}:\overrightarrow r = (3 + t)\widehat i + ( - 1 + 2t)\widehat j + (4 + 2t)\wideh...
Let $$\lambda$$ be an integer. If the shortest distance between the lines x $$-$$ $$\lambda$$ = 2y $$-$$ 1 = $$-$$2z and x = y + 2$$\lambda$$ = z $$-... If the equation of a plane P, passing through the intersection of the planes, x + 4y - z + 7 = 0 and 3x + y + 5z = 8 is ax + by + 6z = 15 for some a, ... Let a plane P contain two lines$$\overrightarrow r = \widehat i + \lambda \left( {\widehat i + \widehat j} \right)$$,$$\lambda \in R$$and$$\over...
If the distance between the plane, 23x – 10y – 2z + 48 = 0 and the plane containing the lines {{x + 1} \over 2} = {{y - 3} \over 4} = {{z + 1} \over...
The projection of the line segment joining the points (1, –1, 3) and (2, –4, 11) on the line joining the points (–1, 2, 3) and (3, –2, 10) is ____.
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