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NCERT Solutions Class 11 Maths – Three dimensional geometry

NCERT Solutions Class 11 Maths Three-dimensional geometry,Class 11 maths NCERT solutions,

NCERT Solutions Class 11 Maths -Three Dimensional Geometry


NCERT Solutions Class 11 Maths : Takshila Learning offers Class 11 Maths NCERT solutions. NCERT Solutions are an important part of learning for those who want to score well in their Class 11th Maths exam. The series of chapters includes solutions to all questions and helps students to prepare well and score good marks. Register with Takshila Learning and get easy access to CBSE Class 11 Online classes with NCERT solutions for all the chapters in a chapter wise manner.In the following article, we are going to discuss “Three-diamensional geometry” from Class 11th Maths.

NCERT Solutions Class 11 Maths – Three dimensional geometry Coordinate axes and coordinate planes:

NCERT Solutions Class 11 Maths Three-dimensional geometry

Let X′OX, Y′OY, Z′OZ be three mutually perpendicular lines that pass through a point O(origin) such that X′OX and Y′OY lie in the plane of the paper and line Z′OZ is perpendicular to the plane of thepaper.


  • In three dimensions, the coordinate axes of a rectangular Cartesian coordinate

system are three mutually perpendicular lines. The axes are called the x, y

and z-axes.


  • The three axes taken together in pairs determine three coordinate planes iexy, yz and zx-planes.


  • The three coordinate planes divide the space into eight parts known as octants and named as XOYZ, X′OYZ, X′OY′Z, XOY′Z, XOYZ′, X′OYZ′, X′OY′Z′ and XOY′Z′. and denoted by I, II, III, …, VIII respectively.
  • The coordinates of an arbitrary point P in three-dimensional geometry is written

in the form of triplet ie (x, y, z). Here x, y,and z are the distances from the

yz, zx and xyplanes. If there is a point on x axis then its coordinates are (x,0,0)

Sign of coordinates of a point: The sign of the coordinates of a point depends upon the octant in which it lies.

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Question: What are the coordinates of a point lying in YZ plane?

Solution: Since the point is in YZ plane so its x coordinate is ‘0’.So the coordinate is of the form (0,y,z).


Question: Name the octants in which the following points lie:

(3,5,6) , (-5,-9,7) , (-3,5,8) , (-6,-8,-2)

Solution: Using thetable we have


(3,5,6) → I                      (-5,-9,7) →  III

(-3,5,8)→ II                    (-6,-8,-2)→ VII


Question: What is the locus of a point for which x= 0, y= 0?

Solution: The locus is z axis since on z axis x and y coordinates are zero.


Question: What does x = 0 and x = a represent?

Solution: x = 0 represents yz plane and x = a represents a plane parallel to yz plane at a distance of ‘a’ from origin.

Question: The intersection of two planes xy-plane and xzplaneis?

Solution: xy-plane and xzplane intersects at x axis.


Question: Let A, B, C be the feet of the perpendiculars drawn from a point P (3, 7, 5)

on the x, y and z-axes respectively. Find the coordinates of A, B, and C.

Solution: Since A is the foot of perpendicular from P on the x-axis, its y and z coordinates

are zero. The coordinates of A are (3, 0, 0). Similarly, the coordinates of B and

C are (0, 7, 0) and (0, 0, 5), respectively.


Question: Let A be the foot of the perpendicular drawn from a point (1,2,3) on xyplane. What are the coordinates of A?

Solution:  SinceA is the foot of the perpendicular of the point on xy plane so its z coordinate is zero. the coordinates of A are (1,2,0).

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October 12, 2017

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