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show that x(-4,-3) and y(4,3) are endpoints of a diameter of the circle x^2 + y^2 = 25

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  1. Part 1 :
    the centre of x^2 + y^2 = 25 is (0,0)
    the midpoint of the line from x to y is (0,0) , so the line runs through the centre as a diameter should
    Part 2:
    both of the given points satisfy the equation, so they must lie on the circle.

    So a line which falls on the circle and runs through the centre must be a diameter

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