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What is the x-coordinate of the point on the x-axis that is equidistant from points A(2,0) and B(0,6)?

 Apr 26, 2021
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On the x axis = (a, 0)

 

Now we can use the distance formula. 

 

(a-2)^2 + (0-0)^2 = (a-0)^2 + (0-6)^2

a^4 - 4a + 4 = a^2 + 36

-4a = 32

a = -8

I hope that's right. :)

 

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 Apr 26, 2021

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