**Chapter 3 Coordinate Geometry**

**Ex 3.1 Class 9 Maths Question 1.**

How will you describe the position of a table lamp on your study table to
another person?

Solution:

To describe the position of a table lamp placed on the table, let us consider
the table lamp as P and the table as a plane.

Now choose two perpendicular edges of the table as the axes OX and OY.

Measure the perpendicular distance ‘a’cm of P (lamp) from OY. Measure the
perpendicular distance ‘b’ cm of P (lamp) from OX.

Thus, the position of the table lamp P is described by the ordered pair (a, b).

**Ex 3.1 Class 9 Maths ****Question 2.**

**
(Street Plan): A city has two main roads which cross each other at the centre
of the city. These two roads are along the North-South direction and East-West
direction. All other streets of the city run parallel to these roads and are
200 m apart. There are 5 streets in each direction. Using 1 cm = 200 m, draw a
model of the city on your notebook. Represent the roads/streets by single
lines.
There are many cross-streets in your model. A particular cross-street is made
by two streets, one running in the North-South direction and another in the
East-West direction. Each cross street is referred to in the following manner:
If the 2 ^{nd} street running in the North-South direction and 5^{th}
in the East-West direction meet at some crossing, then we will call this
cross-street (2,5). Using this convention, find:
(i) how many cross-streets can be referred to as (4,3).
(ii) how many cross-streets can be referred to as (3,4).**

Solution:

(i) A unique cross street as shown by the point A(4, 3).

(ii) A unique cross street as shown by the point B(3,4).

The two cross streets are uniquely found because of the two reference lines we have used for locating them.

Solution:

(i) A unique cross street as shown by the point A(4, 3).

(ii) A unique cross street as shown by the point B(3,4).

The two cross streets are uniquely found because of the two reference lines we have used for locating them.

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