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Loser66
 one year ago
\(\sqrt{(x+3)^2+(y2)^2}=\sqrt{(x3)^2+y^2}\)
In the xy plane, the set of points whose coordinates satisfy the equation above is??
1) A line
2) A circle
3) An ellipse
4) A parabola
5) One branch of a hyperbola
Please, help
Loser66
 one year ago
\(\sqrt{(x+3)^2+(y2)^2}=\sqrt{(x3)^2+y^2}\) In the xy plane, the set of points whose coordinates satisfy the equation above is?? 1) A line 2) A circle 3) An ellipse 4) A parabola 5) One branch of a hyperbola Please, help

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ganeshie8
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Notice the distance formulas on left and right hand sides, the given equation is same as : ``` distance between (x,y) and (3, 2) = distance between (x, y) and (3, 0) ```

ganeshie8
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1so you need to find the locus of points that stay at same distance from two points : (3, 2) and (3, 0)

ganeshie8
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Thats exactly the definition of perpendicular bisector!

Loser66
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Got you, thank you so much.

Loser66
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Damn!! They are distance formulas!! how can I not see it!!

ganeshie8
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Haha solving them is fun too, square both sides and all quadratic terms cancel out.. gives the equation of perpendicular bisector..

Loser66
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I did that way but stop at square both sides and look at the square of x and y, I think there must be other way to find the answer out quickly. So that I stopped and post the question. hehehe... I got it from you. Thank you so much
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