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I'm not very good at thinking about these things... any help is appreciated, it's due 10/27.

This thread has problem 1.2 in it:

http://www.mathhelpforum.com/math-he...ns-origin.html

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- October 26th 2008, 03:25 PMVaritronAlg. Geom. Proofs
http://i33.tinypic.com/mai452.jpg

I'm not very good at thinking about these things... any help is appreciated, it's due 10/27.

This thread has problem 1.2 in it:

http://www.mathhelpforum.com/math-he...ns-origin.html - October 26th 2008, 10:21 PMkalagota
- October 26th 2008, 10:38 PMVaritron
I got 1.3 actually, and I did exactly that. It worked out.

For 1.4, I'm still a bit confused. Why can you put (x-r^2)^2 instead of just x^2 for C, and how do we know that D even contains the origin?

EDIT: We know D contains the origin because the problem says it does! I overlooked that. I'm still having trouble computing I(C,D) at the origin though. Showing some steps would help though. I keep thinking that either r or R need to be 0 otherwise the origin isn't contained. I wound up having something like x(2r-2h) - R^2 on one side, and I'm just very confused. - October 27th 2008, 03:14 AMkalagota