1. The line y=2x-12 meets the coordinate axes at A and B. The line AB is a diameter of the circle. Find the equation of the circle?
Mr F says: You can get A and B, right? The midpoint of AB is the midpoint of the circle. Half of the length of AB is the radius of the circle. Sub into .
2. The Points A(7,4) B(8,-7) and C(-4,3) lie on a circle
a) Show that triangle ABC has a right angle?
b) Find the equation of the circle?
Mr F says: (a) Get the gradient of AB, AC and BC. Which pair of gradients have a product equal to -1? Therefore which pair of line segments are perpendicular?
(b) There is a circle theorem that says that the angle subtended at the circumference by a diameter is equal to 90 degrees. So have a think about which point the 90 degree is at and therefore which of AB, AC, BC will be a diameter of the circle. Then proceed in the same way as Q1.
3. Show that triangle ABC is isosceles where A(0,5) , B(2,6) and C(3,4)?
Mr F says: Calculate the length of each line segment AB, AC and BC. If two of them are the same, then you obviously have an isosceles triangle.
Thanks