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[GMATH practice question] Point P is the point satisfying x^2 + y^2 2x 4y = 4 with maximum possible vertical coordinate. What is the sum of the coordinates of P? (A) 5 (B) 5.5 (C) 6 (D) 6.5 (E) 7
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fskilnik wrote: [GMATH practice question]
Point P is the point satisfying x^2 + y^2 2x 4y = 4 with maximum possible vertical coordinate. What is the sum of the coordinates of P?
(A) 5 (B) 5.5 (C) 6 (D) 6.5 (E) 7
\(P = \left( {{x_P}\,,\,\,{y_P}} \right)\,\,\, \in \,\,\,\,\left\{ {\,\left( {x,y} \right)\,\,\,:\,\,\,{x^2}  2x + {y^2}  4y = 4\,} \right\}\) \({y_P}\,\,\max \,\,\,,\,\,\,\,\,? = {x_P} + {y_P}\) Let´s apply the "filling the squares" technique presented in our course! \({x^2}  2x + {y^2}  4y = 4\,\,\,\,\,\,\, \Rightarrow \,\,\,\,\,\,\,\underbrace {{x^2}  2x + \underline 1 }_{{{\left( {x  1} \right)}^{\,2}}} + \underbrace {{y^2}  4y + \underline 4 }_{{{\left( {y  2} \right)}^{\,2}}} = \underbrace {4 + \underline 1 + \underline 4 }_9\) \(P\,\, \in \,\,\,\left\{ {\,\,\left( {x,y} \right)\,\,:\,\,\,{{\left( {x  1} \right)}^2} + {{\left( {y  2} \right)}^2} = {3^2}} \right\}\,\,\,\,\,\,\, \Leftrightarrow \,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,P\,\, \in \,\,\,\, \odot \,\,\left\{ \begin{gathered} \,{\text{Centre}}\, = \left( {1,2} \right) \hfill \\ {\text{Radius}} = 3 \hfill \\ \end{gathered} \right.\) \(\left. \begin{gathered} P = \left( {{x_P}\,,\,\,{y_P}} \right)\,\, \in \,\,\,\, \odot \,\, \hfill \\ {y_P}\,\,\max \,\, \hfill \\ \end{gathered} \right\}\,\,\,\,\,\mathop \Rightarrow \limits^{{\text{geometrically}}\,\,{\text{evident}}\,!} \,\,\,\,\,P = \left( {1,2 + 3} \right) = \left( {1,5} \right)\,\,\,\,\,\, \Rightarrow \,\,\,\,\,? = 6\) This solution follows the notations and rationale taught in the GMATH method. Regards, Fabio.
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fskilnik wrote: [GMATH practice question]
Point P is the point satisfying x^2 + y^2 2x 4y = 4 with maximum possible vertical coordinate. What is the sum of the coordinates of P?
(A) 5 (B) 5.5 (C) 6 (D) 6.5 (E) 7 We can write the equation as  \((x1)^2 + (y2)^2 = 9.\) As y is max, by differentiating we get  \(2(x1) = 0\) or \(x = 1, y =5\) Another way As \((x1)^2 + (y2)^2 = 9.\) y is max when y = 5, x = 1 Hence, \(x + y = 6.\) Option C.
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Re: Point P is the point satisfying x^2 + y^2 2x 4y = 4 with maximum pos
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fskilnik wrote: [GMATH practice question]
Point P is the point satisfying x^2 + y^2 2x 4y = 4 with maximum possible vertical coordinate. What is the sum of the coordinates of P?
(A) 5 (B) 5.5 (C) 6 (D) 6.5 (E) 7
Alternate solution: \(P = \left( {{x_P}\,,\,\,{y_P}} \right)\,\,\, \in \,\,\,\,\left\{ {\,\left( {x,y} \right)\,\,\,:\,\,\,{x^2}  2x + {y^2}  4y = 4\,} \right\}\) \({y_P}\,\,\max \,\,\,,\,\,\,\,\,? = {x_P} + {y_P}\) \({x^2}  2x + {y^2}  4y = 4\,\,\,\,\, \Leftrightarrow \,\,\,\,{y^2}  4y = 4  \left( {{x^2}  2x + \underline 1 } \right) + \underline 1 = 5  {\left( {x  1} \right)^2}\) \({y^2}  4y = 5  {\left( {x  1} \right)^2} \leqslant 5\) \(y\,\,\max \,\,\,\,\,\, \Leftrightarrow \,\,\,\,\,\left\{ {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} {x = {x_p} = 1} \\ {{y_p}^2  4{y_p} = 5} \end{array}\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} {} \\ {\,\,\,\mathop \Rightarrow \limits^{S = 4\,,\,P =  5} \,\,\,\,{y_p} = \max \left\{ {5,  1} \right\}\,\, = 5\,\,\,\,} \end{array}} \right.\) \(? = 1 + 5 = 6\) This solution follows the notations and rationale taught in the GMATH method. Regards, Fabio.
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Can someone pls explain this question!



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Ratnaa19 wrote: Can someone pls explain this question! Hi, Ratnaa19! I suggest you try to understand my first solution, it is easier. If you did not study the usual equation of a circle with given center and radius yet, I guess you should bookmark this problem for future reference. On the other hand, if you know that equation and you want my help in any particular part of my solution, please ask in a very precise manner your doubt, so that I will be able to help you better. Thank you for your understanding. Regards and success in your studies, Fabio.
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