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Textbook | NCERT |

Class | Class 12th |

Subject | Maths |

Chapter | 25 |

Exercise | 25.1 |

Category | RD Sharma Solutions |

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**RD Sharma Class 12 Ex 25.1 Solutions Chapter 25 Vector or Cross Product**

**Question 1: Ten cards numbered 1 through 10 are placed in a box, mixed **

### Question 1. If and , find

**Solution:**

Given, and .

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### Question 2(i). If and , find the value of

**Solution:**

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### Question 2(ii). If and , find the magnitude of

**Solution:**

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### Question 3(i). Find a unit vector perpendicular to both the vectors and

**Solution:**

Given and

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Unit vector is given by

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### Question 3(ii). Find a unit vector perpendicular to the plane containing the vectors and .

**Solution:**

Given, and

A vector perpendicular to 2 vectors is given by

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Unit vector is given by

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### Question 4. Find the magnitude of vector

**Solution:**

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Unit vector is,

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### Question 5. If and , then find

**Solution:**

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### Question 7(i). Find a vector of magnitude 49, which is perpendicular to both the vectors and

**Solution:**

Given, and

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Magnitude of vector is given by,

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=> Vector is,

### Question 7(ii). Find the vector whose length is 3 and which is perpendicular to the vector and

**Solution:**

Given, and

A vector perpendicular to 2 vectors is given by

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Magnitude of vector is given by,

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=> Unit vector is,

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Required vector is,

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### Question 8(i). Find the parallelogram determined by the vectors: and

**Solution:**

Given that, and

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Thus the area of parallelogram is,

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=> Area = 6 square units.

### Question 8(ii). Find the parallelogram determined by the vectors: and .

**Solution:**

Given that, and

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Thus, the area of parallelogram is,

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### Question 8(iii). Find the area of the parallelogram determined by the vectors: and

**Solution:**

Given that, and

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Thus the area of parallelogram is,

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### Question 8(iv). Find the area of the parallelogram determined by the vectors: and

**Solution:**

Given that, and

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Thus the area of parallelogram is,

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### Question 9(i). Find the area of the parallelogram whose diagonals are: and

**Solution:**

Given, and

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Thus the area of parallelogram is,

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=> Area = 15/2 = 7.5 square units

### Question 9(ii). Find the area of the parallelogram whose diagonals are: and

**Solution:**

Given, and

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Thus the area of parallelogram is,

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### Question 9(iii). Find the area of the parallelogram whose diagonals are: and

**Solution:**

Given, and

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Thus the area of parallelogram is,

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### Question 9(iv). Find the area of the parallelogram whose diagonals are: and

**Solution:**

Given, and

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Thus the area of parallelogram is,

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=> Area = 24.5

### Question 10. If , and , compute and and verify these are not equal.

**Solution:**

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### Question 11. If , and , find

**Solution:**

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### Question 12. Given , , , , , being a right-handed orthogonal system of unit vectors in space, show that , and is also another system.

**Solution:**

To show that , and is a right-handed orthogonal system of unit vectors, we need to prove:

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Hence proved.

Question 13. If , and , findSolution:

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Question 14. Find the angle between 2 vectors and , ifSolution:

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Question 15. If , then show that , where m is any scalar.Solution:

Given that

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If two vectors are parallel, then their cross-product is 0 vector.

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Hence proved.

Question 16. If, and , find the angle between andSolution:

Given that,, and

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Question 17. What inference can you draw if andSolution:

Given, and

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Either of the following conditions is true,

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Either of the following conditions is true,

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Question 18. If , and are 3 unit vectors such that , and . Show that ,and form an orthogonal right handed triad of unit vectors.Solution:

Given, , and

As,

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Similarly,

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=> , and are mutually perpendicular.

As, , and are also unit vectors,

=> , and form an orthogonal right-handed triad of unit vectors

Hence proved.

Question 19. Find a unit vector perpendicular to the plane ABC, where the coordinates of A, B, and C are A(3, -1, 2), B(1, -1, 3), and C(4, -3, 1).Solution:

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

Let,

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Plane ABC has two vectors and

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A vector perpendicular to both and is given by,

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Question 20. If a, b and c are the lengths of sides BC, CA and AB of a triangle ABC, prove that and deduce thatSolution:

Given that , and

From triangle law of vector addition, we have

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Hence proved.

Question 21. If and , then find . Verify that and are perpendicular to each other.Solution:

Given, and

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Two vectors are perpendicular if their dot product is zero.

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Hence proved.

Question 22. If and are unit vectors forming an angle of , find the area of the parallelogram having and as its diagonals.Solution:

Given and forming an angle of .

Area of a parallelogram having diagonals and is

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Thus area is,

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Question 23. For any two vectors and , prove thatSolution:

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Hence proved.

Question 24. Define and prove that , where is the angle between andSolution:

Definition of:Let and be 2 non-zero, non-parallel vectors. Then , is defined as a vector with the magnitude of , and which is perpendicular to both the vectors and .

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Substituting in (eq.1),

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Question 25. If, and , findSolution:

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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 andSolution:

Given that is perpendicular to both and .

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Also,

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Let

From eq(1),

=> d_{1}+ 4d_{2}+ 2d_{3}= 0

From eq(2),

=> 3d_{1}– 2d_{2}+ 7d_{3}= 0

From eq(3),

=> 2d_{1}– d_{2}+ 4d_{3}= 15

On solving the 3 equations we get,

d_{1 }= 160/3, d_{2 }= -5/3, and d_{3 }= -70/3,

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Question 28. Find a unit vector perpendicular to each of the vectorsand, whereand.Solution:

Given that, and

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

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=> Area = √61/2

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

Given, , ,

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The area of the parallelogram having diagonals and is

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=> Area = √21/2

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.

By triangle law of addition,

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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 = 11 √5 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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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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And,

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Thus,

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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,

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=> Area = √61/2

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 = √274/2

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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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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