How many points of intersection does the curve x^2 + y^2 = 4 have with line x + y = 4?
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x^2+y^2=4,
x+y=4.
I think you know the pattern of the first equation.
It is cercle with the center at (0;0), and radius 4.
The second one is the line, y=4x, if y=0, then x=4, and if x=0, then y=4. Then we have 2 intersect points, hence the answer would be indeed 2.
Well, i tried to solve this one algebraically, but i got discriminant that is less then 0... Literally it means those eqs. don't have common roots Then i thought it would be less time consuming to solve this one graphically....)
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x+y=4.
I think you know the pattern of the first equation.
It is cercle with the center at (0;0), and radius 4.
The second one is the line, y=4x, if y=0, then x=4, and if x=0, then y=4. Then we have 2 intersect points, hence the answer would be indeed 2.
Well, i tried to solve this one algebraically, but i got discriminant that is less then 0... Literally it means those eqs. don't have common roots Then i thought it would be less time consuming to solve this one graphically....)
GMATV09, hehe)))
ooops, you are right Ayushr. My school math is 7 years away so i made this silly mistake. indeed the radius must be 2.
Then the answer to this particular problem is 0.
If the circle equation looks like : x^2+y^2=16(radius 4), then there are 2 common roots.
P.s. Then it is clear why the discriminant is negative and these line and circle have no common roots.
Then the answer to this particular problem is 0.
If the circle equation looks like : x^2+y^2=16(radius 4), then there are 2 common roots.
P.s. Then it is clear why the discriminant is negative and these line and circle have no common roots.

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