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equation of a circle


A point lies on a circle, which is centered at the origin. Find the relationship between the x-coordinate and y-coordinate of the point and the radius of the circle.

 

 Extensions

How would your answer change if the circle was centered at a location (h,k) away from the origin?



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Examples of Equation of the Circle
These examples show how to find an equation and graph a circle based on different criteria.

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