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1)The equation of a circle is x2+y2−12x+6y+20=0 .

What is the radius of the circle?

r =___  units

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The general form of the equation of a circle is x2+y2+2x−6y+1=0.

What are the coordinates of the center of the circle?

(___,___)

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The standard form of the equation of a circle is (x−3)2+(y−1)2=16.

What is the general form of the equation?

x2+y2−6x−2y−6=0

x2+y2+6x+2y+26=0

x2+y2−6x−2y−26=0

x2+y2+6x+2y−6=0

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The center of a circle is located at (6, −1) . The radius of the circle is 4.

What is the equation of the circle in general form?

x2+y2+12x−2y+33=0

x2+y2−12x+2y+33=0

x2+y2+12x−2y+21=0

x2+y2−12x+2y+21=0

5) see image

What is the equation of this circle in general form?

x2+y2−6x+4=0

x2+y2−6x−16=0

x2+y2+6x−16=0

x² + y² + 6x + 4 = 0

CrazyDaizy May 17, 2017
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CrazyDaizy May 19, 2017
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1) $$r=5units$$

Let's see why:

First rearrange the terms to make it easier to work with:

$$x^2-12x+y^2+6y=-20$$

I have grouped the x- and y-containing terms together. Now, we must use a method called completing the square. In a quadratic term, the equation is ax^2+bx+c=0. In the above equation, however, there is no c-term. To find the missing c-term, do (b/2)^2.

$$x^2-12x+(\frac{b_1}{2})^2+y^2+6y+(\frac{b_2}{2})^2=-20+(\frac{b_1}{2})^2+(\frac{b_2}{2})^2$$  Remember, whatever you do to one side, you must do to the other.

$$x^2-12x+(\frac{-12}{2})^2+y^2+6y+(\frac{6}{2})^2=-20+(\frac{-12}{2})^2+(\frac{6}{2})^2$$ Substituting the values

$$x^2-12x+36+y^2+6y+9=-20+36+9$$

$$x^2-12x+36+y^2+6y+9=25$$

Okay, we have manipulating the equation so that the number on the right side of the equation is the r^2, You need not go further with the simplification of this problem as it is only asking for the radius length. We have enough information for this

$$r^2=25$$

$$r=5units$$Of course, include units in the final answer.

2) $$C=(1,3).$$

Here's why:

Just like the previous problem, I will rearrange the terms, so the equation ios easier to handle:

$$x^2-2x+y^2-6y=-1$$

We will use the same process as the previous problem:

$$x^2-2x+(\frac{b_1}{2})^2+y^2-6y+(\frac{b_1}{2})^2=-1+(\frac{b_1}{2})^2+(\frac{b_2}{2})^2$$

$$x^2-2x+(\frac{-2}{2})^2+y^2-6y+(\frac{-6}{2})^2=-1+(\frac{-2}{2})^2+(\frac{-6}{2})^2$$

$$x^2-2x+1+y^2-6y+9=-1+1+9$$

$$x^2-2x+1+y^2-6y+9=9$$

In this case, the problem is asking for the center of the circle. The standard form for a circle is (x – h)2 + (y – k)2 = r2

, where (h,k) is the center of the circle. However, we still need to manipulate the equation further. :Luckily, x^2+2x+1 and y^2-6y+9 are both perfect square trinomials, which means that they can be represented as (x+(b/2))^2 and (y+(b/2))^2.

$$(x+\frac{b_1}{2})^2+(y+\frac{b_2}{2})^2=9$$The number that goes for b is always the b coefficient in quadratics.

$$(x+\frac{-2}{2})^2+(y+\frac{-6}{2})^2=9$$Substituting

$$(x-1)^2+(y-3)^2=9$$Finally, after all this work, we have gotten to the standard equation of a circle.

$$-1=-h$$,so $$h=1$$.

$$-3=-k$$,so $$k=3$$.

The center of a cricle is always $$(h,k)$$,so the center, or C, is (1,3).

Guest May 19, 2017

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