# Circles - does this question have missing info?

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#### Dr.Peterson

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It looks like you have done good work, and you found that there is no was to determine y. So it looks like y can be anything!

Check that out: Either construct the figure as I did with y arbitrary and see that the resulting circle will always meet the requirements, or just try some specific values of y and see what happens.

So the problem is faulty, in the sense that "the" is inappropriate (or additional information would be needed to make it so). There are infinitely many solutions.

#### topsquark

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Does this question have weird or missing information? I got the centre of the circle to have coordinate (2.5, ?) Cannot find the other one.

This is just a check for me. What does it mean when you say that the circles are orthogonal? Does it mean that for the two points that the circles intersect their slopes are perpendicular?

Thanks.

-Dan

#### Dr.Peterson

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• topsquark

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It looks like you have done good work, and you found that there is no was to determine y. So it looks like y can be anything!

Check that out: Either construct the figure as I did with y arbitrary and see that the resulting circle will always meet the requirements, or just try some specific values of y and see what happens.

So the problem is faulty, in the sense that "the" is inappropriate (or additional information would be needed to make it so). There are infinitely many solutions.
Thanks a million. I thought I was doing something wrong ... thanks for clarifying it. Much appreciated.

#### pka

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Does this question have weird or missing information? I got the centre of the circle to have coordinate (2.5, ?) Cannot find the other one.
Oh, come on. Draw a picture. Two circles are orthogonal if and only if the circles share one point.
The given circle has radius $$2$$ and center $$(0,0)$$. The required circle is $$(x-3)^2+y^2=1$$ The point of orthogonality is $$(2,0)$$.
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#### Dr.Peterson

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• topsquark

The given circle has radius $$2$$ and center $$(0,0)$$. The required circle is $$(x-3)^2+y^2=1$$ The point of orthogonality is $$(2,0)$$.