
Analytical Geometry  Quant/Math  CAT 2013
Question 4 the day:
April 11, 2003
The question for the day is from the topic of Analytical Geometry.
 Find the equation of a line whose intercepts are twice of the line 3x – 2y – 12 = 0
(1) 
3x – 2y = 24 
 
(2) 
2x – 3y = 12 
(3) 
2x – 3y = 24 
 
(4) 
None of these 
Correct Answer  (1)
Solution:
Put x = 0, then y =  6
Therefore, y intercept is – 6
Put y = 0, then x = 4
Therefore, x intercept is 4
Hence the intercepts of the required line are 8 and – 12
Hence the equation of the line is (x/8) + (y/12) = 1
12x + 8y = 96
3x – 2y = 24.



