use coordinate geometry to show that a circle, with its centre at O(2,1) can be drawn through the points A(5,5) B(6,-2) and C (-2,2)
what is the area of the circle?
do i need to draw or can i calculate?
Hello, decoy808!
I believe there is a typo . . .
Use the Distance Formula to show that: .$\displaystyle OA \:=\:OB\:=\:OC$Use coordinate geometry to show that a circle, with its centre at O(2,1)
can be drawn through the points A(5,5), B(6,-2), and C(-2,-2)
What is the area of the circle?
. . That is, the center is equidistant from the three points.
That distance is the radius of the circle.
. . Now you can find the area of the circle, right?
posted by decoy808
It is much easier to plot the points on coordinate paper.You see that B and C are points on different radii.You erect the slope diagram for the corrected C and find a 3,4 5 right triangle so the radius is 5
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