Q. 54.8( 5 Votes )

Find the equation to the straight line which cuts off equal positive intercepts on the axes and their product is 25

Answer :

Concept Used:


The equation of the line with intercepts a and b is


To find:


The equation of the line which cutoff intercepts on the axes.


Given:


Here a = b and ab = 25


Explanation:


a2 = 25


a = 5 since we are to take only positive value of intercepts


Hence, the equation of the required line is


Formula used:



x + y = 5


Hence, the equation of line is x + y = 5


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