# Q : 8     Find the area of the triangle formed by the lines  $\small y-x=0,x+y=0$  and    $\small x-k=0$.

Given equations of lines are
$y-x=0 \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ -(i)$
$x+y=0 \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ -(ii)$
$x-k=0 \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ -(iii)$
The point if intersection of (i)  and (ii) is  (0,0)
The point if intersection of (ii)  and (iii) is  (k,-k)
The point if intersection of (i)  and (iii) is  (k,k)
Therefore, the vertices of triangle formed by three lines are $(0,0), (k,-k) \ and \ (k,k)$
Now, we know that area of triangle whose vertices are $(x_1,y_1),(x_2,y_2) \ and \ (x_3,y_3)$  is
$A = \frac{1}{2}|x_1(y_2-y_3)+x_2(y_3-y_1)+x_3(y_1-y_2)|$
$A= \frac{1}{2}|0(-k-k)+k(k-0)+k(0+k)|$
$A= \frac{1}{2}|k^2+k^2|$
$A= \frac{1}{2}|2k^2|$
$A= k^2$
Therefore, area of triangle  is  $k^2 \ square \ units$

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