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Find the question below; note that no solution is provided for this question.

My approach;

Find part of my sketch here;

* My diagram may not be accurate..i just noted that, ##OP## takes smallest value of ##12## when ##|z+5|=|z-5|## i.e at the end of its minor axis and greatest value ##13## at end of its major axis

We have been given,

##|z-5|+(z+5|=26##

Then ##OP=|z|=|\dfrac{1}{2}((z+5)+(z-5))|##

##≤ \dfrac{1}{2}(|z+5|+|z-5|)=\dfrac{1}{2}×26=13##

Also,

##(|z+5|+|z-5|)^2=676## and ##(|z+5|-|z-5|)^2≥0##, adding this two gives us

##2|z+5|^2+2|z-5|^2≥676##

##⇒|z+5|^2+|z-5|^2≥338##

##(z+5)(z^*+5^*)+(z-5)(z^*-5^*)≥338##

##2zz^*+50≥338##

##2zz^*≥288##

##zz^*≥144##, which is ##|z|^2≥144##

##⇒z≥12##, therefore ##12≤OP≤13##

My approach;

Find part of my sketch here;

* My diagram may not be accurate..i just noted that, ##OP## takes smallest value of ##12## when ##|z+5|=|z-5|## i.e at the end of its minor axis and greatest value ##13## at end of its major axis

We have been given,

##|z-5|+(z+5|=26##

Then ##OP=|z|=|\dfrac{1}{2}((z+5)+(z-5))|##

##≤ \dfrac{1}{2}(|z+5|+|z-5|)=\dfrac{1}{2}×26=13##

Also,

##(|z+5|+|z-5|)^2=676## and ##(|z+5|-|z-5|)^2≥0##, adding this two gives us

##2|z+5|^2+2|z-5|^2≥676##

##⇒|z+5|^2+|z-5|^2≥338##

##(z+5)(z^*+5^*)+(z-5)(z^*-5^*)≥338##

##2zz^*+50≥338##

##2zz^*≥288##

##zz^*≥144##, which is ##|z|^2≥144##

##⇒z≥12##, therefore ##12≤OP≤13##

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