Precalculus (6th Edition) Blitzer

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ISBN 10: 0-13446-914-3
ISBN 13: 978-0-13446-914-0

Chapter 1 - Section 1.9 - Distance and Midpoint Formulas; Circles - Exercise Set - Page 282: 93


The given statement does not make sense.

Work Step by Step

RECALL: The standard form of a circle's equation is $(x-h)^2+(y-k)^2=r^2$, where $(h, k)$ is the center and $r$ is the radius. This means that the given equation is a circle whose center is at $(3, -5)$ and a radius of $\sqrt{-36}$ units, which is not possible as the radius needs to be positive. Thus, the given statement does not make sense.
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