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# Fill in the blank for the following : A point moves so that square of its distance from the point (3, –2) is numerically equal to its distance from the line $5x – 12y = 3$ . The equation of its locus is ____.

$\begin {array} {1 1} (A)\;13(x^2+y^2)+83x-64y-172=0 & \quad (B)\;13(x^2+y^2)-83x+64y-172=0 \\ (C)\;13(x^2+y^2)-83x+64y+172=0 & \quad (D)\;13(x^2+y^2)-83x-64y+172=0 \end {array}$

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• Distance between a line $ax+by+c$ from the point $(x_1, y_1)$ is $d = \bigg| \large\frac{ax_1+by_1+c}{\sqrt{a^2+b^2}} \bigg|$
• Distance between two points $(x_1, y_1)$ and $(x_2, y_2)$ is $d = \sqrt {(x_2-x_1)^2+(y_2-y_1)^2}$
Step 1 :
Equation of the given line is $5x-12y-3$.
Let the point be $(x_1, y_1)$
Hence the distance of this line from the point $(x_1, y_1)$ is