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In the xy-plane, point (r, s) lies on a circle with center at the origin. What is the value of r^2 + s^2?

(1) The circle has radius 2
(2) The point (\sqrt{2}, \ -\sqrt{2}) lies on the circle
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Re: DS circle [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2005, 15:26
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In the xy-plane, point (r, s) lies on a circle with center at the origin. What is the value of r^2 + s^2?
(1) The circle has radius 2.
(2) The point (v2, -v2) lies on the circle.


(1) r^2 + s^2 is the square of the radius of the circle. Sufficient.

(2) This is of no consequence since for any circle centered at the origin, there would be a point (v2. -v2) would lie on the circle. Gives us no info about r^2 + s^2.

Therefore, (A).
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Re: DS circle [#permalink] New post 11 Feb 2012, 05:30
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OA is D...can anyone explain??


THEORY:
In an xy-plane, the circle with center (a, b) and radius r is the set of all points (x, y) such that:
(x-a)^2+(y-b)^2=r^2


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This equation of the circle follows from the Pythagorean theorem applied to any point on the circle: as shown in the diagram above, the radius is the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle whose other sides are of length x-a and y-b.

If the circle is centered at the origin (0, 0), then the equation simplifies to: x^2+y^2=r^2.

For more on this subject check Coordinate Geometry chapter of Math Book: math-coordinate-geometry-87652.html

BACK TO THE ORIGINAL QUESTION:
In the xy-plane, point (r, s) lies on a circle with center at the origin. What is the value of r^2 + s^2?

Now, as x^2+y^2=r^2 then the question asks about the value of radius^2.

(1) The circle has radius 2 --> radius^2=4. Sufficient.

(2) The point (\sqrt{2}, \ -\sqrt{2}) lies on the circle --> substitute x and y coordinates of a point in x^2+y^2=r^2 --> 2+2=4=r^2. Sufficient.

Answer: D.

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Re: In the xy-plane, point (r, s) lies on a circle with center [#permalink] New post 02 Mar 2013, 21:08
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Thanks for the brilliant explanation. One thing I don't get the question is that, the point (r,s) could be anywhere in the circle, not only on its circumference. Why does it refer only to a point on the circumference? Thanks!
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Thanks for the brilliant explanation. One thing I don't get the question is that, the point (r,s) could be anywhere in the circle, not only on its circumference. Why does it refer only to a point on the circumference? Thanks!


It is the language.
On the circle = On the circumference.
In/Inside/Within the circle = Points enclosed by the circumference
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In the xy-plane, point (r, s) lies on a circle with center [#permalink] New post 09 Jul 2014, 06:28
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One thing I don't get the question is that, the point (r,s) could be anywhere in the circle, not only on its circumference.


Exactly.
In my opinion it's just poorly formulated as I've seen this exact questioning angle being used as a trap.
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Re: In the xy-plane, point (r, s) lies on a circle with center [#permalink] New post 09 Jul 2014, 06:30
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ryusei1989 wrote:
One thing I don't get the question is that, the point (r,s) could be anywhere in the circle, not only on its circumference.


Exactly.
In my opinion it's just poorly formulated as I've seen this exact questioning angle being used as a trap.


This doubt is addressed here: in-the-xy-plane-point-r-s-lies-on-a-circle-with-center-15566.html#p1191069

Point (r, s) lies ON a circle, means it's on the circumference.
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Re: In the xy-plane, point (r, s) lies on a circle with center [#permalink] New post 09 Jul 2014, 23:52
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