Question

If common chord of the circle C with centre at (2, 1) and radius r and the circle x2 + y2 – 2x – 6y + 6 = 0 is a diameter of the second circle, then the value of r is  

Solution

Correct option is

3

Equation of the circle C is  

           (x – 2)2 + (y – 1)2 = r2

⇒        x2 + y2 – 4x – 2y + 5 – r2 = 0  

Equation of the common chord is

  

If it is a diameter of the second circle, it passes through the centre (1, 3) of the circle 

SIMILAR QUESTIONS

Q1

A line meets the coordinate axes in A and B. A circle is circumscribed about the triangle OAB. If m and n are the distances of the tangent to the circle at the origin from the points A and B respectively, the diameter of the circle is

Q2

 

If a circle passes through the point (ab) and cuts the circle x2 + y2 = k2 orthogonally, equation of the locus of its centre is

Q3

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x2 + y2 – 4x + 2y + 4 = 0 orthogonally, is

Q4

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Q5

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Q6

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Q7

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Q8

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Q9

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Q10

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