# Class 12 RD Sharma Solutions – Chapter 25 Vector or Cross Product – Exercise 25.1 | Set 3

Solution:

We know that,

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As ,

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Thus,

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### Question 26. Find the area of the triangle formed by O, A, B when,

Solution:

The area of a triangle whose adjacent sides are given by  and  is

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=> Area =  square units.

### Question 27. Let ,  and. Find a vector which is perpendicular to bothand and

Solution:

Given that  is perpendicular to both  and .

=>  ……….(1)

=>  ……….(2)

Also,

=>  …….(3)

Let

From eq(1),

=> d1 + 4d2 + 2d3 = 0

From eq(2),

=> 3d1 – 2d2 + 7d3 = 0

From eq(3),

=> 2d1 – d2 + 4d3 = 15

On solving the 3 equations we get,

d1 = 160/3, d2 = -5/3, and d3 = -70/3,

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### Question 28. Find a unit vector perpendicular to each of the vectors and , where  and .

Solution:

Given that,  and

Let

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Let

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A vector perpendicular to both  and  is,

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To find the unit vector,

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### Question 29. Using vectors, find the area of the triangle with the vertices A(2, 3, 5), B(3, 5, 8), and C(2, 7, 8).

Solution:

Given, A(2, 3, 5), B(3, 5, 8), and C(2, 7, 8)

Let,

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Then,

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The area of a triangle whose adjacent sides are given by  and  is

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=> Area = âˆš61/2

### Question 30. If , , are three vectors, find the area of the parallelogram having diagonals  and .

Solution:

Given,

Let,

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The area of the parallelogram having diagonals  and  is

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=> Area = âˆš21/2

### Question 31. The two adjacent sides of a parallelogram are and . Find the unit vector parallel to one of its diagonals. Also, find its area.

Solution:

Given a parallelogram ABCD and its 2 sides AB and BC.

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Unit vector is,

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Area of a parallelogram whose adjacent sides are given is

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Thus area is,

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=> Area =

=> Area = 11 âˆš5 square units

### Question 32. If either or , then . Is the converse true? Justify with example.

Solution:

Let us take two parallel non-zero vectors  and

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For example,

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But,

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Hence the converse may not be true.

### Question 33. If , and, then verify that .

Solution:

Given, and

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=>  …..eq(1)

Now,

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And,

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Thus,

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=>  …eq(2)

Thus eq(1) = eq(2)

Hence proved.

### Question 34(i). Using vectors find the area of the triangle with the vertices A(1, 1, 2), B(2, 3, 5), and C(1, 5, 5).

Solution:

Given, A(1, 1, 2), B(2, 3, 5), and C(1, 5, 5)

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Now 2 sides of the triangle are given by,

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Area of the triangle whose adjacent sides are given is

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Thus area of the triangle is,

=> Area =

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=> Area = âˆš61/2

### Question 34(ii). Using vectors find the area of the triangle with the vertices A(1, 2, 3), B(2, -1, 4), and C(4, 5, -1).

Solution:

Given, A(1, 2, 3), B(2, -1, 4), and C(4, 5, -1)

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Now 2 sides of the triangle are given by,

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Area of the triangle whose adjacent sides are given is

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Thus area of the triangle is,

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=> Area = âˆš274/2

### Question 35. Find all the vectors of magnitude  that are perpendicular to the plane of and .

Solution:

Given, and

A vector perpendicular to both  and  is,

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Unit vector is,

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Now vectors of magnitude  are given by,

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=> Required vectors,

### Question 36. The adjacent sides of a parallelogram are and . Find the 2 unit vectors parallel to its diagonals. Also, find its area of the parallelogram.

Solution:

Given,  and

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Unit vector is,

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Area is given by ,

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