NCERT Class 11-Math's: Chapter –5 Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations Part 5

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Question 15:

If both satisfy then find .




Since both satisfy (1), we have


Therefore, , where

From (2), we get

Objective Type Questions

Question 16:

Fill in the blanks:

(i) The real value of ‘’ for which is real is _____________.

(ii) If _____________.

(iii) The locus of satisfying is ______________.

(iv) The value of , where , is _________.

(v) The conjugate of the complex number is __________.

(vi) If a complex number lies in the third quadrant, then its conjugate lies in the ______.

(vii) If then ________.



which is real if


(iii) Let . Then its polar form is , where and is . Given that Thus.

where .

Hence, locus of is the part of in the first quadrant except origin.

(iv) Here


Hence, conjugate of is .

(vi) Conjugate of a complex number is the image of the complex number about the. Therefore, if a number lies in the third quadrant, then its image lies in the second quadrant.

(vii) Given that


Multiplying (1) and (2), we get .

Question 17:

State true or false for the following:

(i) Multiplication of a non-zero complex number by i rotates it through a right angle in the anti- clockwise direction.

(ii) The complex number can be zero for some .

(iii) If a complex number coincides with its conjugate, then the number must lie on imaginary axis.

(iv) The argument of the complex number is

(vii) If is a positive integer, then the value of is


(i) True. Let be complex number represented by OP. Then , represented by , where if is rotated in the anticlockwise direction through a right angle, it coincides with .

(ii) False. Because and . But there is no value of for which and both are zero.

(iii) False, because number lies on .

(iv) True,

(v) False, because

which gives .

(vi) False, because if are in A.P., then is the midpoint of and , which implies that the points are collinear.

(vii) True, because

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