Lydia C.

asked • 04/06/21

Help!!! Just Need the Need Help with Graphing!

  1. A pipe needs to run from a water main, tangent to a circular fish pond. On a coordinate plane, construct the circular fish pond at a given location and specify your center point and radius. Write your circular fish pond equation. On your coordinate plane, identify the point to represent the location of the water main connection. Construct the pipe so that it is tangent to the fish pond from the water main. Include all steps to creating a tangent line, as discussed in this lesson. Submit your final graph. You may do this by hand, using a compass and straightedge, or using a graphing software program.
  2. My radius is three and is centered at (0,3).

Mark M.

Did you construct the diagram as instructed?
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04/06/21

Lydia C.

I constructed a circle with a center point of 0,0 and a radius of 3. I just don't know how to do the construct the tangent lines
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04/06/21

Lydia C.

And the steps to do create a tangent line
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04/06/21

Mark M.

Go to the point (3, 0). The tangent line is x = 3.
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04/07/21

Lydia C.

thx!!!
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04/07/21

David W.

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Lydia, any direction you draw your radius (from the center to the edge of the circle), the tangent line is perpendicular to the radius.
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04/07/21

Lydia C.

thank you too!!!
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04/09/21

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