MBA Quantitative Aptitude Basic Concepts – Coordinate Geometry

Study in detail the basic concepts of Coordinate Geometry at to achieve brilliant scores in the Algebra chapter of Quantitative Aptitude Section. These concepts will prepare you for the CAT, CMAT, MAT, XAT, IIFT, SNAP etc exams.

Created On: May 26, 2016 12:24 IST

Dear Aspirants,

Coordinate Geometry is another significant topic for the entrance exams to test the aptitude of the aspirants. Students often find this chapter tricky to handle and hence we have come up with another interesting set of formulas to teach you the basic concepts of this topic.

Understand the basic concepts of this chapter carefully can help you gain good grades in your targeted entrance. We assure you that these concepts would untangle all the doubts hovering in your mind so that you can solve the questions in no time.  

Co-ordinate Geometry is a branch of within geometry which involves one of the following concepts.

  1. Reflection (or image) of a point P in a line (could be the co-ordinate axes themselves) and finding out the co-ordinates of the image P`.
  2. Finding the length of a line given its co-ordinates. These problems could also include determining the type of polygon that will be formed by joining the co-ordinates. E.g. given the vertices of a polygon, determining if it is a square or a rectangle etc.
  3. The ratio at which two lines intersect each other given their co-ordinates.

Finding out missing values in the equation of lines, given either that the lines in consideration are parallel to each other or are perpendicular to each other.

Equation of a straight line

Slope Intercept form

Angle between two lines

Point slope form

Two point form

Intercept form

Read Also: Problems on Coordinate Geometry

Point of intersection of two lines


Read Also: Tips to Learn Coordinate Geometry

We hope that these concepts along with their related exercise will aid you in your preparation of Coordinate Geometry topic.

You can also post your comments if some of your doubts from this topic still remain unsolved.

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