Find the coordinates of the point(s) of intersection of the line y = 2x + 5 with the circle (x - 3)^2 + (y + 4)^2 = 50.

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- June 16th 2009, 01:39 AMMr RayonFind the coordinates...
Find the coordinates of the point(s) of intersection of the line y = 2x + 5 with the circle (x - 3)^2 + (y + 4)^2 = 50.

- June 16th 2009, 02:04 AMflyingsquirrel
Where are you stuck ?

- June 16th 2009, 02:07 AMMr Rayon
- June 16th 2009, 02:14 AMyeongil
Well you have two equations and two unknowns. Start by plugging in y = 2x + 5 into the other equation, like this:

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Solve for x, and when you're done, plug that back into y = 2x + 5 to solve for y. (You may get two answers for x, so plug each answer in to get a different y.)

01 - June 16th 2009, 02:31 AMMr Rayon
(x - 3)^2 + (2x + 5 + 4)^2 = 50

(x - 3)^2 + (2x + 9)^2 = 50

x^2 - 6x + 9 + 4x^2 + 36x + 81 = 50

5x^2 + 30x + 90 = 50

5x^2 + 30x + 40 = 0

Using the quadratic formula:

x = -2 or x = -4

y = 2 (-2) + 5

= 1

or

y = 2(-4) + 5

= -3

Am I right so far? If so, what do I do next? - June 16th 2009, 03:06 AMyeongil