# Frank Solutions for Chapter 16 Loci Class 10 ICSE Mathematics

**Exercise 16**

**1. Draw a straight line AB of 9 cm. Draw the locus of all points which are equidistant from A and B. Prove your statement.**

**Answer**

**Steps to construction:**

(1) Draw a line segment AB of 9 cm

(2) Then draw perpendicular bisector PQ of AB. PQ is the required locus.

**Proof:**

(a) Take any point on PQ i.e. C.

(b) Now, join CA and CB.

Since, C lies on the perpendicular bisector of line AB.

So, C is equidistant from A and B.

Therefore, CA = CB

Hence, it is proved that perpendicular bisector of AB is the locus of all points which are equidistant from A and B.

**2**. **A and B are fixed points while P is a moving point, moving in a way that it is always equidistant from A and B. What is the locus of the path traced out by the point P?**

**Answer**

The locus of the path traced out by the point P is equidistant from A and B is the perpendicular bisector of the line segment joining the two points.

**3. ****A point moves such that its distance from a fixed line AB is always the same. What is the relation between AB and the path travelled by the point?**

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**4. ****State the locus of a point moving so that its perpendicular distances from two given lines is always equal.**

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**5. ****AB is fixed line, state the locus of the point P such that ****∠****APB = 90 ^{o}.**

**Answer**

^{o}, with AB as diameter.

**6. ****Draw and describe the locus in each of the following cases:**

**(a) The locus of points at a distance of 4 cm from a fixed line.**

**(b) The locus of points inside a circle and equidistant from two fixed points on the circle.**

**(c) The locus of the mid – points of all parallel chords of a circle.**

**(d) The locus of a point in rhombus ABCD which is equidistant from AB and AD.**

**Answer**

**(a)**

**(b)** The locus of points inside a circle are equidistant from fixed points on the circle will be the diameter which is perpendicular bisector of the line joining the tow fixed points on the circle.

**(c)**

The locus of the mid – points of the chords which are parallel to a given chord is the diameter perpendicular to the given chords.

**(d)**

**7. Describe completely the locus of points in each of the following cases:**

**(a) Midpoint of radii of a circle.**

**(b) Centre of a ball, rolling along a straight line on a level floor.**

**(d) Center of a circle of varying radius and touching the two arms of ****∠****ABC.**

**(e) Center of a circle of radius 2 cm and touching a fixed circle of radius 3 cm.**

**Answer**

**(b)**

**(c)**

(d)

(e)

**8. Using only ruler and compasses, construct a triangle ABC, with AB = 5 cm, BC = 3.5 cm and AC = 4 cm. Mark a point P, which is equidistant from AB, BC and also from B and C. Measure the length of PB.**

**Answer**

**Steps of construction:**

- Draw a line segment BC = 3.5 cm.
- With B as a center and radius 5 cm, draw an arc.
- With C as a center and radius 4 cm, draw another arc, cutting the previous arc at A.
- Join AB and AC.

Then, Î”ABC is the required triangle.

- With B as center and radius measuring more than half of BC, draw arcs on both sides of BC.
- With C as center and the same radius as before, draw arcs on both sides of BC, cutting the previous arcs at P and Q, as shown. Join PQ.

Then, PQ is the required perpendicular bisector of BC.

Therefore, P is the required point which is equidistant from AB, BC, B and C.

Length PB is 2.5 cm

**9.** **Construct a triangle ABC, such that AB = 6 cm, BC = 7.3 cm and CA = 5.2 cm locate a point which is equidistant from A, B and C.**

**Answer**

**Steps of construction:**

- Draw a line segment BC = 7.3 cm.
- With B as a center and radius 6 cm, draw an arc.
- With C as a center and radius 5.2 cm, draw another arc, cutting the previous arc at A.
- Join AB and AC.

Then, Î”ABC is the required triangle.

- With B as center and radius measuring more than half of BC, draw arcs on both sides of BC.
- With C as center and the same radius as before, draw arcs on both sides of BC, cutting the previous arcs as shown. Join them.
- Again with B as center and radius measuring more than half of BC, draw arcs on both sides of BC.
- With A as center and the same radius as before, draw arcs on both sides of BC, cutting the previous arcs as shown. Join them.
- With C as center and radius measuring more than half of BC, draw arcs on both sides of BC.
- With A as center and the same radius as before, draw arcs on both sides of BC, cutting the previous arcs as shown. Join them

So, in triangle ABC, P is the point of intersection of AB, AC and BC.

Therefore, PA =PB, PB = PC, PC = PA

Hence, P is the point which is equidistant from A, B and C.

**10. ****Two straight roads AB and CD cross each other at P at an angle of 75 ^{o}. X is a stone on the road AB, 800m from P towards B, By taking an appropriate scale draw a figure to locate the position of a pole, which is equidistant from P and X, and is also equidistant from the roads.**

**Answer**

**Steps of construction:**

As per the condition given in the question,

- Draw two lines AB and CD crossing at an angle of 75
^{o}. - Then draw an angle bisector of ∠BPD
- Now, draw perpendicular from X on angle bisector meeting at O.
- From point Y, PX = PY, draw a perpendicular on angle bisector meeting at O.
- So, O is the point which equidistant from P, X and both the roads.

We know that, cos Î¸ = hypotenuse/base

cos (75/2) = PO/PX

⇒ cos (37.5) = PO/800

⇒ 0.980243 = PO/800

⇒ PO = 0.980243 × 800

⇒ PO = 784.19 m

**11. ****Draw two intersecting lines to include an angle of 30 ^{o}. Use ruler and compasses to locate points which are equidistant from these lines and also 2 cm away from their point of intersection. How many such points exist?**

**Answer**

- First draw an angle bisector AB and XY of angles formed by the lines e and f.
- Now, from center draw a circle with radius 2 cm, which intersect the angle bisector at p, q, r and s respectively.

Therefore, p, q, r and s are the required four points.

**12.** **AB and CD are two intersecting lines. Find a point equidistant from AB and CD, and also at a distance of 1.8 cm from another given Line EF.**

**Answer**

- First draw an angle bisector AB and CD.
- Then draw perpendicular from AB and CD on angle bisector i.e. P.

Therefore, P is the point equidistant from AB and CD, and also at a distance of 1.8 cm from another given Line EF.

**13.** **Without using set squares or protractor, construct a quadrilateral ABCD in which ****∠****BAD = 45 ^{o}, AD = AB = 6 cm, BC = 3.6 cm and CD = 5 cm. Locate the point P on BD which is equidistant from BC and CD.**

**Answer**

**Steps of construction:**

- Draw a line segment AB = 6 cm.
- With B as a center and radius 6 cm, draw an arc.
- With C as a center and radius 5.2 cm, draw another arc, cutting the previous arc at A.
- Join AB and AC.

Then, Î”ABC is the required triangle.

- With B as center and radius measuring more than half of BC, draw arcs on both sides of BC.
- With C as center and the same radius as before, draw arcs on both sides of BC, cutting the previous arcs as shown. Join them.
- Again with B as center and radius measuring more than half of BC, draw arcs on both sides of BC.
- With A as center and the same radius as before, draw arcs on both sides of BC, cutting the previous arcs as shown. Join them.
- With C as center and radius measuring more than half of BC, draw arcs on both sides of BC.

**14. Construct a rhombus ABCD with sides of length 5 cm and diagonal AC of Length 6 cm. Measure ****∠****ABC. Find the point R on AD such that RB = RC. Measure the length of AR.**

**Answer**

**Steps of construction:**

- Draw a line segment AC = 6 cm.
- With A as a center and radius 5 cm, draw two arcs on both sides of line AC.
- With C as a center and radius 5 cm, draw another two arcs, cutting the previous arcs at B and D both side.
- Join AB, AD, BC and CD.

Then, ABCD is the required rhombus.

- With B as center and radius measuring more than half of BC, draw arcs on both sides of BC.
- With C as center and the same radius as before, draw arcs on both sides of BC, cutting the previous arcs as shown. Join them.

Then, PQ is the required perpendicular bisector of BC.

Therefore, P is the required point which is equidistant from AB, BC, B and C.

**15. Construct a rhombus ABCD whose diagonals AC and BD are 8 cm and 6 cm respectively. Find by construct a point P equidistant from AB and AD and also from C and D.**

**Answer**

**Steps of construction:**

- Draw a line segment BC = 6 cm.
- Then, draw perpendicular AD = 8 cm to BC.
- With A as a center and radius 5 cm, draw two arcs on both sides of line AC.
- With C as a center and radius 5 cm, draw another two arcs, cutting the previous arcs at B and D both side.
- Join AB, AD, BC and CD.

**16. Construct a Î”PQR, in which PQ = 5.5 cm, QR = 3.2 cm and PR = 4.8 cm. Draw the locus of a point which moves so that it is always 2.5 cm from Q. **

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**17. Construct a Î”XYZ in which XY = 4 cm, YZ = 5 cm and and Y = 120 ͦ. Locate a point T such ****∠****YXT is a right angle and T is equidistant from Y and Z. Measure TZ. **

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**18. In Î”PQR, S is a point on PR such that ****∠****PQS = ****∠****RQS. Prove that S is equidistant from PQ and QR. **

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**19. In the given figure, ABC is a triangle. CP bisects angle ACB and MN is perpendicular bisector of BC. MN cuts CP at Q. Prove Q is equidistant from B and C, and also that Q is equidistant from BC and AC. **

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**20. In given figure, ABCD is a kite. AB = AD and BC = CD. Prove that the diagonal AC is the perpendicular bisector of the diagonal BD. **

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**21. In given figure, ABCD is an arrowhead. AB = AD and BC = CD. Prove that AC produced bisects BD at right angles at the point M.**

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**22. In Î”PQR, bisectors of ****∠PQR and ∠PRQ meet at I. Prove that I is equidistant from the three sides of the triangle, and PI bisects ∠QPR. **

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**23. In Î”ABC, the perpendicular bisector of AB and AC meet at O. Prove that O is equidistant from the three vertices. Also, prove that if M is the mid-point of BC then OM meets BC at right angles. **

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**24. In a quadrilateral PQRS, if the bisector of ****∠****SPQ and ****∠****PQR meet at P, prove that O is equidistant from PS and QS. **

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**25. In a quadrilateral ABCD, if the perpendicular bisectors of AB and Ad meet at P, then prove that BP = DP. **

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**26. In Î”ABC, B and C are fixed points. Find the locus of point A which moves such that the area of Î”ABC remains the same. **

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