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# ${\text{The equation of parabola with focus}}\left( { - 1, - 1} \right){\text{ and directrix }}2x - 3y + 6 = 0 \\ {\text{is }}a{x^2} + 2hxy + b{y^2} + 2gx + 2fy + c = 0.{\text{Then, }}\left| {a - b} \right|{\text{ is equal to - }} \\$

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${\text{Let P}}\left( {x,y} \right){\text{ be a point on parabola}}{\text{. Then,}} \\ {\text{Distance of P from the focus = Perpendicular distance of P from the Directrix }}\left( {{\text{Parabola property}}} \right) \\ \Rightarrow \sqrt {{{\left( {x + 1} \right)}^2} + {{\left( {y + 1} \right)}^2}} = \left| {\dfrac{{2x - 3y + 6}}{{\sqrt {{2^2} + {3^2}} }}} \right| \\ \Rightarrow {\left( {x + 1} \right)^2} + {\left( {y + 1} \right)^2} = \dfrac{{{{\left( {2x - 3y + 6} \right)}^2}}}{{13}} \\ \Rightarrow 13{x^2} + 13{y^2} + 26x + 26y + 26 = 4{x^2} + 9{y^2} + 36 - 12xy + 24x - 36y \\ \Rightarrow 9{x^2} + 4{y^2} + 12xy + 2x + 62y - 10 = 0 \\ {\text{So, on comparing with given equation}} \\ {\text{a = 9, b = 4, 2h = 12, 2g = 2, 2f = 62, c = - 10}} \\ \Rightarrow \left| {a - b} \right| = \left| {9 - 4} \right| = \left| 5 \right| = 5 \\ {\text{NOTE: - In this particular type of questions apply parabola property and solve you}} \\ {\text{ get your desired answer}}{\text{.}} \\$