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Find an equation of the line containing the centers of the two circles
x2 + y2 − 4x + 6y + 4 = 0 and
x2 + y2 + 6x + 4y + 9 = 0
I have an answer for this 1 but I want to make sure I am right.
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 2 years ago
Find an equation of the line containing the centers of the two circles x2 + y2 − 4x + 6y + 4 = 0 and x2 + y2 + 6x + 4y + 9 = 0 I have an answer for this 1 but I want to make sure I am right.
 2 years ago
 2 years ago

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GTBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
What are the points of the centers of the circles you have?
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MrYanthoBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Do you know how to find the centres of the circles? Circle one is (2,3) I believe
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kcbrosellBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
The ? I asked is the only thing on the paper so I dont know what the points are
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MrYanthoBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Oh, you said you had an answer. Would you like me to show you how to find the centres of the circles?
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kcbrosellBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Yes I would, I came up with Neither
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MrYanthoBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
You have to 'complete the square' for both the x terms and y terms. This is because you need the equation in standard form. \[x ^{2}+y ^{2}4x+6y+4=0\] Gather \[x ^{2}4x+y ^{2}+6y+4=0\] \[(x ^{2}4x)+(y ^{2}+6y)+4=0\] Now comes the complete the square part \[(x ^{2}4x+44)+(y ^{2}+6y+99)+4=0\] \[(x ^{2}4x+4)4+(y ^{2}+6y+9)9+4=0\] simplify \[(x ^{2}4x+4)+(y ^{2}+6y+9)9=0\] Factor our x and y terms \[(x2)^{2}+(y+3)^{2}=9\] this means the centre of the circle is (2,3)
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