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# Find the angle which the straight line perpendicular to the straight

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Updated on: 03 Feb 2019, 06:21
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Find the angle which the straight line perpendicular to the straight line $$\sqrt{3}x + y = 1$$, makes with the positive direction of the x-axis.
A) $$30^0$$
B) $$60^0$$
C) $$90^0$$
D) $$120^0$$
E) $$150^0$$

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Originally posted by 4d on 01 Feb 2019, 21:44.
Last edited by chetan2u on 03 Feb 2019, 06:21, edited 1 time in total.
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03 Feb 2019, 03:38
4d wrote:
Find the angle which the straight line perpendicular to the straight line $$\sqrt{3}x + y = 1$$, makes with the positive direction of the x-axis.
A) $$30^0$$
B) $$60^0$$
C) $$90^0$$
D) $$120^0$$
E) $$150^0$$

Put x=0, then y is 1and put y=0, then x=1/√3 ..
So it forms a right angled triangle with sides 1,1/√3 and 90° at origin..so sides are in ratio 1:√3:2, (1/√3):1:2/√3
Thus a 30-60-90 triangle...with 60° with x-axis in the triangle..

Now a perpendicular will make 60+90 or 150° with the negative direction of x-axis or left of the point where this line meets x-axis.
Therefore with positive direction it will be 180-150=30..

Neither is the OA correct nor is the question any close to an official question.
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03 Feb 2019, 05:58
OA is wrong.

Can this question be moderated?
Re: Find the angle which the straight line perpendicular to the straight   [#permalink] 03 Feb 2019, 05:58
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