Intermediate Maths Solutions for Exercise 4(a) Addition of Vectors

Intermediate mathematics IA Exercise 4(a) Addition of Vectors textbook solutions are given.

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You should study the textbook lesson Addition of Vectors very well.

Then you should also observe the example problems and solutions given in the text book. Try them.

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Inter Maths solutions for Exercise 4(a) Addition of Vectors

Addition of Vectors – Exercise 4(a)


In ∆ABC, P, Q and R are the midpoints of the sides AB, BC and CA respectively. If D is any point, 

then express DA + DB + DC in terms of DP, DQ and DR.

If PA + QB + RC = alfa then find alfa.


Let a = i + 2j + 3k and b = 3i + j. Find the unit vector in the direction of a + b.


If OA = i + j + k and AB = 3i – 2j + k, BC = i + 2j – 2k and CD = 2i + j + 3k, then find the vector OD 


a = 2i + 5j + k and b = 4i + mj + nk are collinear vectors, then find m and n.


Let a = 2i + 4j – 5k, b = i + j + k and c = j + 2k. Find the unit vector in the opposite direction a + b + c.


Is the triangle formed by the vectors 3i + 5j – 2k, 2i – 3j – 5k and – 5i – 2j + 3k equilateral ?


Find the angles made by the straight line passing through the points (1, – 3, 2) and (3, – 5, 1) with the coordinates axes.

Maths Solutions for Addition of Vectors Exercise 4(a)



a, b, c are non-coplanar vectors. Prove that the following four points are coplanar.

-a + 4b – 3c,.      3a + 2b – 5c,.      – 3a + 8b – 5c,.  – 3a + 2b + c.


6a + 2b – c,.    2a – b + 3c,.    – a + 2b – 4c,.  – 12a – b – 3c.

If i, j, k are unit vectors along the positive directions of the coordinate axes, then show that the four points 4i + 5j + k,  – j – k, 3i + 9j + 4k and – 4i + 4j + 4k are coplanar.


If a, b, c are non-coplanar vectors, then test for the collinearity of the following points whose position vectors are given by

a – 2b + 3c,.   2a + 3b – 4c,.  -7b – 10c.


3a – 4b + 3c,.  – 4a + 5b – 6c,.  4a – 7b + 6c.


2a + 5b – 4c,.  a + 4b – 3c,.  4a + 7b – 6c.

Addition of Vectors Exercise 4(a) Solutions Inter


In the Cartesian plane, O is the origin of the coordinate axes, A is a person starts at O and walks a distance of 3 units in the NORTH – EAST direction and reaches the point P, From P he walks 4 units of distance parallel to NORTH – WEST direction and reaches the point Q. Express the vector OQ in terms of i and j (observe that angle XOP = 45°).


The points O, A, B, X and Y are such that OA = a, OB = b, OX = 3a and OY = 3b. Find BX and AY in terms of a and b. Further, if the points P divide AY in the ratio 1 : 3, then express BP interms of a and b 


In ∆OAB, E is the midpoint of AB and F is a point on OA such that OF = 2FA. If C is the point of intersection of OE and BF, then find the ratios of OC : CF and BC : CF.


The point E divides the segment PQ internally in the ratio 1 : 2 and R is any point not on the line PQ. If F is a point on QR such that QF : FR = 2 : 1, then show that EF is parallel to PR.

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Let ABCDEF be a regular hexagon with centre ‘O’ show that AB + AC + AD + AE + AF =3 AD = 6 AO.

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