new to cirlces and getting stumped at this question. I'll run through my workings and thoughts - any advise would be greatly received.
The equation of a cirlce with centre C is: and O is the origin. the line joining O and C can be extended to meet the cirlce at P. Find the coordinates of P and show the equation of the tangent to the cirlce at P is .
So, I can observe the coords at C to be (3,4) and the line OP to have an equation of and therefore, .
Substitute this into the circle equation and I get which solves to be approx. x = 0.1831 and -7.8631
But these x coords cant be right as I know the circle lies in the 1st quadrant and there for cannot have an intercept with the line at x = -7.8....
What has gone wrong? Once I get the coords for the point P I can calculate the new equation of the line.