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    complex number

    the centre of circle represented by mod(z+1)=2mod(z-1) is
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    Hello, prasum!

    \text{The centre of circle represented by: }\;|z+1| \:=\:2|z-1|

    |z+1|\:=\:|z - (\text{-}1)| is the distance from \,z to (-1,0).

    |z-1| is the distance from \,z to (1,0).


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         -1         |         1
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    We want points P(x,y) so that: . \overline{PA} \;=\;2\!\cdot\!\overline{PB}
    [This is known as the Circle of Apollonius.]


    We have: . \sqrt{(x+1)^2 + y^2} \;=\;2\sqrt{(x-1)^2+y^2}

    Square: . (x+ 1)^2 + y^2 \;=\;4\left[(x-1)^2 + y^2\right]

    which simplifies to: . 3x^2 - 10x + 3y^2 \;=\;-3

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . x^2 - \frac{10}{3}x + y^2 \;=\;-1

    Complete the square: . x^2 - \frac{10}{3}x + \left(\frac{5}{3}\right)^2 + y^2 \;=\;-1 + \left(\frac{5}{3}\right)^2

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . \left(x - \frac{5}{3}\right)^2 + y^2 \;=\;\frac{16}{9}


    Therefore, the circle has center (\frac{5}{3},\:0) radius \frac{4}{3}
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