# gradients

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• Mar 16th 2012, 07:37 AM
andyboy179
gradients
hello, this is my question:

A(3,-1) and B(-3,3) are ends of a chord AB of a circle.

Show by using gradients that the point (4,7) could be the centre of the circle.

im am a little unsure how i would work this out. i know that the midpoint of AB =(0,1) but im not too sure if that is relevent to my question.
Could someone please explain what i have to do on this question in detail so i know how to do this in similar questions?

thanks!
• Mar 16th 2012, 08:31 AM
skeeter
Re: gradients
Quote:

Originally Posted by andyboy179
hello, this is my question:

A(3,-1) and B(-3,3) are ends of a chord AB of a circle.

Show by using gradients that the point (4,7) could be the centre of the circle.

im am a little unsure how i would work this out. i know that the midpoint of AB =(0,1) but im not too sure if that is relevent to my question.
Could someone please explain what i have to do on this question in detail so i know how to do this in similar questions?

thanks!

show that chord AB is perpendicular to the segment connecting the midpoint of AB and (4,7)
• Mar 16th 2012, 08:36 AM
andyboy179
Re: gradients
sorry, but i have just completed the question, sorry for wasting your time.
• Mar 16th 2012, 08:41 AM
andyboy179
Re: gradients
sorry, but i have just completed the question, sorry for wasting your time.