# How do you find the equation of a circle with 2 points?

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## How do you find the equation of a circle with 2 points?

The equation of a circle with center (h,k) and radius r units is (x−h)2+(y−k)2=r2 .

## How do you graph a circle with points?

Center away from the origin

- Locate the center of the circle from the equation (h, v). Place the center of the circle at (3, –1).
- Calculate the radius by solving for r.
- Plot the radius points on the coordinate plane.
- Connect the dots to the graph of the circle with a round, smooth curve.

## Can you define a circle with 2 points?

But the intersection of two different circles can only occur at either one point (in which case they are tangent), or two points. This contradicts the fact that all three points are defined on both circles – this only happens when the two circles coincide exactly, meaning that they are the same.

## How do you make a circle function?

The equation of a circle appears as (x – h)2 + (y – v)2 = r2. This is called the center-radius form (or standard form) because it gives you both pieces of information at the same time. The h and v represent the coordinates of the center of the circle being at the point (h, v), and r represents the radius.

## How many points uniquely determine a circle in 2d?

Three points uniquely define a circle.

## How do you find K in a circle?

The formula for the equation of a circle is (x – h)2+ (y – k)2 = r2, where (h, k) represents the coordinates of the center of the circle, and r represents the radius of the circle. If a circle is tangent to the x-axis at (3,0), this means it touches the x-axis at that point.

## What do you need to graph a circle?

Graphing a Circle Graphing circles requires two things: the coordinates of the center point, and the radius of a circle. A circle is the set of all points the same distance from a given point, the center of the circle. A radius, r r, is the distance from that center point to the circle itself.

## Which is the simplest circle in the world to graph?

The simplest circle to graph is one whose center is at the origin (0, 0). Because both h and v are zero, they can disappear and you can simplify the standard circle equation to look like x2 + y2 = r2. For instance, to graph the circle x2 + y2 = 16, follow these steps:

## How to plot the radius of a circle?

A radius, r r, is the distance from that center point to the circle itself. On a graph, all those points on the circle can be determined and plotted using (x, y) ( x, y) coordinates. Two expressions show how to plot a circle: the center-radius form and the standard form.

## Is there a way to graph a circle with no h and V?

Because both h and v are zero, they can disappear and you can simplify the standard circle equation to look like x2 + y2 = r2. For instance, to graph the circle x2 + y2 = 16, follow these steps: Realize that the circle is centered at the origin (no h and v) and place this point there. Calculate the radius by solving for r. Set r2 = 16.