# Help with spheres - calc 3

• September 12th 2009, 07:56 PM
memish
Help with spheres - calc 3
Find the equation of a sphere that contains the points (-3,0,0) (3,4,4) and (-4,3,4) if its center lies on the xz plane

This class has just started and i have no idea where to start with this becuase this is our first homework!! I am trying to find a point equidistant from all three points that could be the center, but I could only find a place which I found to be 2z+3x=4

You probably need to know the distance formula in 3D, or the equation of a sphere, which is $(x-a)^2+(y-b)^2+(x-c)^2=r^2$.