Sunday, December 7, 2008

Lines joining the origin to the points of intersection of a line and a curve.

Step 1. Take all terms of x and y in the equation of the line on LHS and the constant term on RHS, then divide both sides by the this constant on RHS, so that RHS becomes unity.

Step 2. Multiply the first degree terms in the equation of the curve by the LHS obtained in step 1 and the constant term by the square of the LHS obtained in the step 1, keeping the second degree terms unchanged. The required equation is obtained.

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