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Find the equation of a circle circumscribes a triangle determined by the line y= 0 , y= x and 2x+3y= 10
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Geometry HELP HELP 
Reiny,
Make a sketch, and by some simple preliminary algebra you can see that the triangle is
A(0,0) , B(2,2) and C(0, 10/3)
the centre of the circle lies on the right bisectors of any of these sides
midpoint of AC = (0, 5/3) so rightbisector equation is
y = 5/3
midpoint of B(2,2) is (1,1)
slope of AB = 1
so slope of bisector at (1,1) is =1
y1 = 1(x1)
x + y = 2
sub in y = 5/3
x = 25/3 = 1/3
centre is (1/3 , 5/3)
equation:
(x  1/3)^2 + (y5/3)^2 = r^2
plug in (0,0) which lies on it
1/9 + 25/9 = r^2 = 26/9
(x1/3)^2 + (y5/3)^2 = 26/9 
back up  Geometry HELP HELP 
Reiny,
oops, I misread the question, and got the wrong triangle
(I used the yaxis, instead of the xaxis)
so thepoints are (0,0), (2,2) and (5,0)
same equation for the rightbisector of AB which is
x + y = 2
the right bisector of line from A to (5,0) is
x = 5/2
for centre:
5/2 + y = 2
y = 1/2
centre is (5/2, 1/2)
(x5/2)^2 + (y+1/2)^2 = r^2
for (0,0) , which lies on the circle
25/4 + 1/4 = r^2 = 26/4
(x  5/2)^2 + (y+ 1/2)^2 = 26/4