hello, this is my question:
The point A(3,2) is one end of the diameter AB of a circle. Both A and B lie on the line y=1/3x+1.
The point C(1,4) lies on the circumference of the circle.
Fine the equation of CB.
im not too sure at all how i would do this question so i would require some help please! could you write up step by step what i have to do and explain fully so i can try and understand what is going on?!
thanks!
Hi andyboy79,
The following may be of more help
1 the perpendicular bisector of AC passes thru the circle center
2 solution of y=1/3x+1 and ! above gives the center
3 radius of circle = distance between A and center
4 determine point B using radius and y=1/3x+1
5 CB has same slope as 1.Use point slope formular to get equation of CBl