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    circle in the cartesian plane question. (coordinate geometry)

    Find the equation of the circle which is tangential to the axis (2,0) and touches the line y=6

    Unsure of workings?

    Answers are; A, (x+2)^2 + (y-7)^2 = 26 B, 2x -y = 5 C, k = 0

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    More information please

    Helle neils40

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    Quote Originally Posted by neils40 View Post
    Find the equation of the circle which is tangential to the axis (2,0) and touches the line y=6

    Unsure of workings?

    Answers are; A, (x+2)^2 + (y-7)^2 = 26 B, 2x -y = 5 C, k = 0

    Cheers Neils=)
    The question that you've given us here doesn't make sense, and the answers don't correspond in any way. Can we see the original question please?

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    Thanks Grandad. That was form my text book, looks like a missprint maybe... I will as my teacher.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neils40 View Post
    Find the equation of the circle which is tangential to the axis (2,0) and touches the line y=6
    Do you mean "tangent to the x-axis at (2,0)"? (2,0) is a point not a line.
    If so, then both given tangent lines are horizontal and the center of the circle is at (2, 3).

    Unsure of workings?

    Answers are; A, (x+2)^2 + (y-7)^2 = 26 B, 2x -y = 5 C, k = 0

    Cheers Neils=)
    There are no "A" or "B" in your question!
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    Hello, Neils!

    Find the equation of the circle tangent to the x-axis at (2,0) and tangent to the line y=6

    Answers are:
    (A);\;(x+2)^2 + (y-7)^2 \:=\:26\qquad (B)\;\;2x -y \:=\:5 \qquad (C)\;\;k \,=\, 0

    These are great answers . . . What were the questions?
    Did you make a sketch?
    Code:
              |
          - - + - * * * - - - y=6
              *           *
            * |             *
           *  |              *
              |
          *   |               *
          *   |     o         *
          *   |               *
              |
           *  |              *
            * |             *
              *           *
        - - - + - * * * - - - - - -
              |   (2,0)
              |

    Any idea where the center is and what the radius is?

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