# The equation 2 x 2 + 2 y 2 − 3 x = 0 represents a circle and evaluate the center and radius of the circle.

### Precalculus: Mathematics for Calcu...

6th Edition
Stewart + 5 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780840068071

### Precalculus: Mathematics for Calcu...

6th Edition
Stewart + 5 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780840068071

#### Solutions

Chapter 1.8, Problem 107E
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## Answer to Problem 107E

The equation 2x2+2y23x=0 represents a circle. The center of the circle is (34,0) and radius is 34 units.

### Explanation of Solution

Given information:

The equation 2x2+2y23x=0 .

Formula used:

In order to solve a quadratic equation, completing the square method is used that transforms the equation in the form of square trinomial.

Step1: Divide the equation by coefficient of x2 if it is not equal to 1.

Step 2: Take the square of the half of the coefficient of x and add it to both sides of the equation.

Step 3: Factor the equation.

The standard form of the equation of the circle is (xh)2+(yk)2=r2 , where (h,k) denote the center of the circle and r denote the radius.

Calculation:

Consider the equation 2x2+2y23x=0 .

Recall that in order to solve a quadratic equation, completing the square method is used that transforms the equation in the form of square trinomial.

Step1: Divide the equation by coefficient of x2 if it is not equal to 1.

Step 2: Take the square of the half of the coefficient of x and add it to both sides of the equation.

Step 3: Factor the equation.

In the provided equation, divide the entire equation by 2,

x2+y232x=0

Add 916 to both the sides of the equation,

x2+y232x+916=916

Group the terms,

x2+y232x+916=916(x232x+916)+(y2)=916

Factor out the trinomial, recall that (a+b)2=a2+2ab+b2 and (ab)2=a22ab+b2 .

Apply it,

x2+y232x+916=916(x232x+916)+(y2)=916(x34)2+(y)2=916

Recall that the standard form of the equation of the circle is (xh)2+(yk)2=r2 , where (h,k) denote the center of the circle and r denote the radius.

Convert the equation obtained above in standard form,

x2+y232x+916=916(x232x+916)+(y2)=916(x34)2+(y)2=916(x34)2+(y0)2=(34)2

Compare, (xh)2+(yk)2=r2 and (x34)2+(y0)2=(34)2 .

Here, h=34,k=0 and r=34 .

Therefore, center of circle is (34,0) and radius is 34 .

Thus, the equation 2x2+2y23x=0 represents a circle. The center of the circle is (34,0) and radius is 34 units.

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