Posted by Lea on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 10:34pm.
Find the equation of the circle with radius sqrt2 tangent to the line x+y=3 and having its center on the line y=4x

Analytic Geometry  Reiny, Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 11:21pm
let the centre be (a,b)
but (a,b) lies on y = 4x
so b = 4a
and we can call our centre (a, 4a)
so the equation of our circle is
(xa)^2 + (y4a)^2 = 2
we know the distance from (a,4a) to
x+y3 = 0 is √2
a + 4a  3/√(1+1) = √2
5a  3 = 2
5a = 5
a = 1
so the circle equation is
(x1)^2 + (y4)^2 = 2
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