Question

 

Find the radical centre of circles x2 + y2 + 3x + 2y + 1 = 0,

x2 + y2 – x + 6y + 5 = 0 and x2 + y2 + 5x – 8y + 15 = 0. Also find the equation of the circle cutting them orthogonally.

Solution

Correct option is

 

Given circles are

                    

                       

                    

Equations of two radical axes are

                   

Solving them the radical centre is (3, 2) also, if r is the length of the tangent drawn from the radical centre (3, 2) to any one of the given circles, say S1, we have  

             

Hence (3, 2) is the centre and  is the radius of the circle intersecting them orthogonally.

SIMILAR QUESTIONS

Q1

Examine if the two circles x2 + y2 – 2x – 4y = 0 and x2 + y2 – 8y – 4 = 0 touch each other externally or internally.

Q2

 

Find the equation of the circle passing through (1, 1) and the points of intersection of the circles

x2 + y2 + 13x – 3y = 0 and 2x2 + 2y2 + 4x – 7y – 25 = 0.

Q3

Find the equation of the circle passing through the point of intersection of the circles x2 + y2 – 6x + 2y + 4 = 0, x2 + y2 + 2x – 4y – 6 = 0 and with its centre on the line y = x.

Q4

Find the equation of the circle passing through the points of intersection of the circles x2 + y2 – 2x – 4y – 4 = 0 and x2 + y2 – 10x – 12y + 40 = 0 and whose radius is 4.

Q5

Find the equation of the circle through points of intersection of the circlex2 + y2 – 2x – 4y + 4 = 0 and the line x + 2y = 4 which touches the line x+ 2y = 0.

Q6

Find the circle whose diameter is the common chord of the circles x2 + y2+ 2x + 3y + 1 = 0 and x2 + y2 + 4x + 3y + 2 = 0.

Q7

 

Find the angle between the circles

Q8

Find the equation of the circle which cuts the circle x2 + y2 + 5x + 7y – 4 = 0 orthogonally, has its centre on the line x = 2 and passes through the point (4, –1).

Q9

 

Find the equations of the two circles which intersect the circles

        x2 + y2 – 6y + 1 = 0 and x2 + y2 – 4y + 1 = 0  

Orthogonally and touch the line 3x + 4y + 5 = 0.   

Q10

Find the radical centre of three circles described on the three sides 4x – 7y + 10 = 0, x + y – 5 = 0 and 7x + 4y – 15 = 0 of a triangle as diameters.