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# Find a point on the x-axis, which is equidistant from the points (7, 6) and (3, 4).

Q: 4         Find a point on the x-axis, which is equidistant from the points  $(7,6)$ and $(3,4)$.

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Point is on the x-axis, therefore, y coordinate is 0
Let's assume the point is (x, 0)
Now, it is given that the given point (x, 0) is equidistance from point  (7, 6) and (3, 4)
We know that
Distance between two points is given by
$D = |\sqrt{(x_2-x_1)^2+(y_2-y_1)^2}|$
Now,
$D_1 = |\sqrt{(x-7)^2+(0-6)^2}|= |\sqrt{x^2+49-14x+36}|= |\sqrt{x^2-14x+85}|$
and
$D_2 = |\sqrt{(x-3)^2+(0-4)^2}|= |\sqrt{x^2+9-6x+16}|= |\sqrt{x^2-6x+25}|$
Now, according to the given condition
$D_1=D_2$
$|\sqrt{x^2-14x+85}|= |\sqrt{x^2-6x+25}|$
Squaring both the sides
$x^2-14x+85= x^2-6x+25\\ 8x = 60\\ x=\frac{60}{8}= \frac{15}{2}$
Therefore, the point is $( \frac{15}{2},0)$

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