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ELLIPSE

PREVIOUS EAMCET BITS

1. If the distance between the foci of an ellipse is 6 and the length of the minor axis is 8, then the

Sol:

eccentricity is
1)
2) 1 2
1 5
Ans: 3
2ae =⇒6
ae = 3
22
2
b
= a
(
1− e
)
2
⇒ 16 = a −⇒9
a = 5
3
∴ e =

5

2b =⇒8

b = 4

 3) 3 4) 4 5 5

[EAMCET 2009]

2.
For an ellipse with eccentricity ½ the centre is at the origin. If one directrix is x = 4, then the
equation of the ellipse is
[EAMCET2008]
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
1)
3x
+ 4y
= 1
2)
3x
+ 4y
= 12
3)
4x
+ 3y
= 1
4)
4x
+ 3y
= 12
Ans: 2
a
a
Sol.
=⇒
4
=⇒ =
4
2a
4
e
1/2
1
22
2
⇒ =
a
2
b
=
a
(
1
e
)
=
41 ⎜ ⎛
=
3
4
⎟ ⎠
2
2
x
y
2
2
Equation of the ellipse is
+ =⇒
1
3x
+
4y
=
12
4
3
2
2
3.
The value of k if (1, 2), (k, –1) are conjugate points with respect to the ellipse
2x
+ 3y
= 6 is
[EAMCET 2007]
1) 2
2) 4
3) 6
4) 8

Ans: 3

Sol.

4.

k6

S =⇒=0

12

Equation of the latus recta of the ellipse 9x + 4y 18x −−=8y 23

2

2

1)

y = ±

2) x = ±

3)

y1=

±

5

Ans: 3

0 are

4) x =−15±

[EAMCET 2006]

Sol.

Equation can be written as (

Equation of latus recta of (

x

b

4

)

x1

2

(

)

y1

+

9

−β

)

2

a

2

2

−α

)

2

2

+

(

y

y = b ± ae y1=

±

5

= 1

=

1 are

5. The sides of the rectangle of greatest area that can be inscribed in the ellipse

x

2

+ 4y

2

= 64 are

1) (

6

2,4

2

)

2) (

8

2,4

2

)

3) (

8

2,8

)

[EAMCET 2006]

4) (

16

2, 4

)

Ellipse

Sol.

Ans: 2

The sides of a rectangle of greatest area that can be inscribed in a ellipse

x y

a

2

b

2

+

2

2

=

1

are given

6.

2
2
x
y
equation
+
= 1
64
16
1 = a2
2
= 8
2
4
2

The eccentricity of the conic 36x +144y −−−=36x

96y

119

2

2

0

is

[EAMCET 2004]

3
1)
2
Ans: 1
144
36
Sol.
e =
=
144

7.

2) 1 2

3

4

1

2

3)

4)

3

2

The eccentricity of the ellipse 9x + 5y 18x 20y −=16

0

2

2

is

[EAMCET 2003]

2
3
1) 1 2
2)
3)
4) 2
3
2
2
2
Sol.
Ans: 2
9x + 5y −18x − 20y −=16
0
2
2
(
x1
)
(
y2
)
⇒+
= 1
5
9
2
2
b
a
2
e
=
=
2
b
3
8.
The pole of the straight line x + 4y = 4 with respect to the ellipse x 2 + 4 y 2 = 4is [EAMCET 2002]
1) (1, 4)
Ans: 4
2) (4, 1)
3) (4, 4)
4) (1, 1)
2
2
⎛− a
bm ⎞
Sol.
Pole =
,
n
n
x + my +=+n
x
4y −=4
0

x

2

+

y

2

4

1

= 1

Pole = (1, 1)

9. The eccentricity of the ellipse

1)

7

16

2) 5 4

x

2

+

y

2

9

16

=

1

is

3)

4

[EAMCET 2001]

4)

Ans: 3

=

7

4

Sol.

10. The eccentricity of the ellipse 5x 2 + 9y 2 = 1 is

e =

 1) 2/3 2) 3/4 3) 4/5 Ans: 1

[EAMCET 2000]

4) 1/2

Ellipse

Sol.

95
2
e =
=
9
3

11. The product of the perpendicular from the foci on any tangent to the ellipse

x = 1 is

a

2

+

y

2

2

b

2

Sol.

1) a

2) a 2 b 2

3) b 2

Ans: 3 The product of ers from foci to any tangent = b 2

[EAMCET 2000]

4)

2
2
a
+ b