Generalized Analytic Geometry

Generalized Analytic Geometry

Find the equation of the circle which cuts the tangent 2x-y=0 at M(1,4), passing thru point A(4,-1).

Solution:

1st generalization:
Let the point circle be:
(x-1)² + (y-4)² =0

2nd generalization:
It cuts the tangent 2x-y=0
(x-1)² + (y-4)² +k(2x-y) =0 …(C)

Pass thru A(4,-1)
x=4, y= -1
=> k= -2
(C): (x-3)² + (y-1)² = 0
[QED]

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