Prove that the line y=2x is a tangent to the circle x^2 + y^2 - 8x -y +5=0
and find the coordinates of the point of contact.
Can somebody please help, I am just really confused with what to do and where to start.
First, find out where the line and circle intersect. It should be a single point. Next, prove that a second line going from the center of the circle to the intersection point is perpendicular to the line y=2x. That is a non-calculus method, which I'm assuming is your desired approach.