1

IIT-JEE 2004

Subjective

+4

-0

Tangent is drawn to parabola $${y^2} - 2y - 4x + 5 = 0$$ at a point $$P$$ which cuts the directrix at the point $$Q$$. $$A$$ point $$R$$ is such that it divides $$QP$$ externally in the ratio $$1/2:1$$. Find the locus of point $$R$$

2

IIT-JEE 2003

Subjective

+4

-0

Normals are drawn from the point $$P$$ with slopes $${m_1}$$, $${m_2}$$, $${m_3}$$ to the parabola $${y^2} = 4x$$. If locus of $$P$$ with $${m_1}$$ $${m_2}$$$$ = \alpha $$ is a part of the parabola itself then find $$\alpha $$.

3

IIT-JEE 2000

Subjective

+10

-0

Let $${C_1}$$ and $${C_2}$$ be respectively, the parabolas $${x^2} = y - 1$$ and $${y^2} = x - 1$$. Let $$P$$ be any point on $${C_1}$$ and $$Q$$ be any point on $${C_2}$$. Let $${P_1}$$ and $${Q_1}$$ be the reflections of $$P$$ and $$Q$$, respectively, with respect to the line $$y=x$$. Prove that $${P_1}$$ lies on $${C_2}$$, $${Q_1}$$ lies on $${C_1}$$ and $$PQ \ge $$ min $$\left\{ {P{P_1},Q{Q_1}} \right\}$$. Hence or otherwise determine points $${P_0}$$ and $${Q_0}$$ on the parabolas $${C_1}$$ and $${C_2}$$ respectively such that $${P_0}{Q_0} \le PQ$$ for all pairs of points $$(P,Q)$$ with $$P$$ on $${C_1}$$ and $$Q$$ on $${C_2}$$.

4

IIT-JEE 1996

Subjective

+3

-0

Points $$A, B$$ and $$C$$ lie on the parabola $${y^2} = 4ax$$. The tangents to the parabola at $$A, B$$ and $$C$$, taken in pairs, intersect at points $$P, Q$$ and $$R$$. Determine the ratio of the areas of the triangles $$ABC$$ and $$PQR$$.

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