Identify the locus of all points P(x, y) in the plane satisfying each of the following expressions: a. x^2 + y^2 < R^2 b. x^2 + y^2 - 2x + 2y + 4 = 0
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Your textbook or class discussion must say something about a. The answer to b is a circle, a point, or the empty set. You can find the details by completing the square, i.e., representing the equation as for some constants , and .
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