## odehye 2 years ago Graph X^2 + (y +3)^2=9

1. AccessDenied

Are you familiar with what sort of shape you'll get from an equation of this form?

2. odehye

Not this one

3. AccessDenied

Okay. Equations of the form \((x - h)^2 + (y - k )^2 = r^2\) are considered circles. The center of the circle is (h, k), and the radius is r. So, you can usually make comparisons between the 'standard form'and the given equation to figure out your center + radius, and graph from that. :)

4. odehye

will the center b (0,-3)?

5. AccessDenied

Yes, that is correct.

6. odehye

So then this will be a circle intersecting at ±3 all round

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Hmm... well, the circle simply has a radius of three, so basically all the points that are a distance of 3 from (0, -3) are points on your graph. It makes sense if you consider r the distance between the center and all the points on the circle that are 3 units away. :)

8. odehye

|dw:1352106893652:dw|

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The exact center of the circle will be at (0, -3), like this: |dw:1352107269477:dw|

10. odehye

Since the radius is 9 and the √9=3

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Our radius is determined as r^2 = 9 => r = 3. :) So, we can draw in all the points around (0, -3) that are a distance of 3 units away for the circle.

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|dw:1352107502707:dw| So, we can pick out a few simple ones that line up on the axes, and then we have to estimate from there. My graph isn't drawn particularly well, so it doesn't look very nice, but you should be able to get a circle. :P

13. odehye

So the points are (0,0) (3,-3) (0,-6) (-3,-3)?

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Yes, those are a few points on the graph of the circle. If you start from your center, it is easiest to move horizontally or vertically by the same distance as the radius to find four points to draw the rest of the graph from.

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The process of graphing the circle basically goes like this: 1) Find your center-point and radius 2) Plot the center-point on your graph 3) Plot those four points at a distance of one radius away and draw in the circle from there as best you can. Usually teachers will be forgiving as long as you have those four points marked and your circle looks somewhere close. :P

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17. odehye

I have about 6 more qtns to go. I'm staying awake till class time which is 7am

18. AccessDenied

I'm glad to be able to help! :) Although, I will have to get off. I should really be sleeping...

19. odehye

Sure. Thank a million.

20. odehye

Good night and sound sleep.