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Textbook | NCERT |

Class | Class 12th |

Subject | Maths |

Chapter | 29 |

Exercise | 29.14 |

Category | RD Sharma Solutions |

**RD Sharma Class 12 Ex 29.14 Solutions Chapter 29 The Plane**

### Question 1. Find the shortest distance between the lines and .

**Solution: **

Let us consider

According to the equations line P_{1} passes through the point P(2, 5, 0)

And the equation of a plane containing line P_{2} is

a(x – 0) + b(y + 1) + c(z – 1) = 0 -(1)

Where 2a – b + 2c = 0

If it is parallel to line P_{1} then

-a + 2b + 3c = 0

So,

Now, substitute the value of a, b, c in the eq(1) we get

a(x – 0) + b(y + 1) + c(z – 1) = 0

-7(x – 0) – 8(y + 1) + 3(z – 1) = 0

-7x – 8y – 8 + 3z – 3 = 0

7x + 8y – 3z + 11 = 0 -(2)

So, this is the equation of the plane that contain line P_{2 }and parallel to line P_{1}.

Hence, the shortest distance between P_{1} and P_{2} = Distance between point P(2, 5, 0) and plane (2)

### Question 2. Find the shortest distance between the lines and .

**Solution: **

Let us consider

Let us assume the equation of the plane containing P_{1} is a(x + 1) + b(y + 1) + c(z+1) = 0

Plane is parallel to P_{1 }= 7a – 6b + c = 0 -(1)

Plane is parallel to P_{2} = a – 2b + c = 0 -(2)

On solving eq(1) and eq(2), we get,

The equation of the plane is -4(x + 1) – 6(y + 1) – 8(z + 1) = 0

Final equation of plane is 4(x + 1) + 6(y + 1) + 8(z + 1) = 0

### Question 3. Find the shortest distance between the lines and 3x – y – 2z + 4 = 0, 2x + y + z + 1 = 0.

**Solution: **

The equation of a plane containing the line 3x – y – 2z + 4 = 0, 2x + y + z + 1 = 0 is

x(2λ + 3) + y(λ – 1) + z(λ – 2) + λ + 4 = 0 -(1)

If it is parallel to the line then,

2(2λ + 3) + 4(λ – 1) + (λ – 2) = 0

λ = 0

On putting λ = 0 in eq(1) we get,

3x – y – 2z + 4 = 0 -(2)

As this equation of the plane consist the second line and parallel to the first line.

It is clear that the line passes through the point (1, 3, -2)

So, the shortest distance ‘D’ between the given lines is equal to the

length of perpendicular from point (1, 3, -2) on the plane (2)

D =

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