# Class 12 RD Sharma Solutions – Chapter 25 Vector or Cross Product – Exercise 25.1 | Set 1

### Question 1. If and , find

**Solution:**

Given, and .

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### Question 2(i). If and , find the value of

**Solution:**

Given, and

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### Question 2(ii). If and , find the magnitude of

**Solution:**

Given, and

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### Question 3(i). Find a unit vector perpendicular to both the vectors and

**Solution:**

Given and

A vector perpendicular to 2 vectors is given by

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Unit vector is given by

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=> Unit vector is,

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### Question 3(ii). Find a unit vector perpendicular to the plane containing the vectors and .

**Solution:**

Given, and

A vector perpendicular to 2 vectors is given by

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Unit vector is given by

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=> Unit vector is,

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### Question 4. Find the magnitude of vector

**Solution:**

Given

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Unit vector is,

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### Question 5. If and , then find

**Solution:**

Given, and

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**Question 6. If ****and ****, find **** **

**Solution:**

Given, and

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### Question 7(i). Find a vector of magnitude 49, which is perpendicular to both the vectors and

**Solution:**

Given, and

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Magnitude of vector is given by,

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=> Vector is,

### Question 7(ii). Find the vector whose length is 3 and which is perpendicular to the vector and

**Solution:**

Given, and

A vector perpendicular to 2 vectors is given by

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Magnitude of vector is given by,

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=> Unit vector is,

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Required vector is,

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### Question 8(i). Find the parallelogram determined by the vectors: and

**Solution:**

Given that, and

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Thus the area of parallelogram is,

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=> Area = 6 square units.

### Question 8(ii). Find the parallelogram determined by the vectors: and .

**Solution:**

Given that, and

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Thus, the area of parallelogram is,

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### Question 8(iii). Find the area of the parallelogram determined by the vectors: and

**Solution:**

Given that, and

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Thus the area of parallelogram is,

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### Question 8(iv). Find the area of the parallelogram determined by the vectors: and

**Solution:**

Given that, and

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Thus the area of parallelogram is,

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### Question 9(i). Find the area of the parallelogram whose diagonals are: and

**Solution:**

Given, and

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Thus the area of parallelogram is,

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=> Area = 15/2 = 7.5 square units

### Question 9(ii). Find the area of the parallelogram whose diagonals are: and

**Solution:**

Given, and

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Thus the area of parallelogram is,

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### Question 9(iii). Find the area of the parallelogram whose diagonals are: and

**Solution:**

Given, and

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Thus the area of parallelogram is,

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### Question 9(iv). Find the area of the parallelogram whose diagonals are: and

**Solution:**

Given, and

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Thus the area of parallelogram is,

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=> Area = 24.5

### Question 10. If , and , compute and and verify these are not equal.

**Solution:**

Given , and

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### Question 11. If , and , find

**Solution:**

We know that,

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### Question 12. Given , , , , , being a right-handed orthogonal system of unit vectors in space, show that , and is also another system.

**Solution:**

To show that , and is a right-handed orthogonal system of unit vectors, we need to prove:

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Hence proved.

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