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(I just want to note that I made up this problem. I'm not trying to cheat on a test or anything.)

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- Oct 14th 2008, 02:34 PMBenBartFinding a point a certain distance from a line.
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(I just want to note that I made up this problem. I'm not trying to cheat on a test or anything.) - Oct 14th 2008, 02:44 PMPeritus
- Oct 14th 2008, 02:44 PMicemanfan
The point satisfies and .

Substitution yields:

Now you plug x back into the line equation to find y. - Oct 14th 2008, 04:58 PMBenBartClarity
I just want to clarify that what I'm looking for is the point where that circle is intersecting the line. I'm not looking to solve for the X coordinate.

So I'm not looking for that answer that's around (4,5) I'm looking for the one that's around (2.9, 2.8)ish – I thought I would need pi.

If this is in fact the correct solution then I guess I need a little help figuring out what the 1's and 2's represent. - Oct 14th 2008, 07:49 PMBenBartHow to solve.
Problems get bumped fairly quickly in this section. Is there a more appropriate place to post this? Geometry, pre-calc?