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Point W = (5, 3). Circle J has a center at point W and radius of r =
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Answer is B. Circle centered at (5,3), with radius 5 will touch Yaxis at (0,3) point. So, the height of the triangle is 3. For other 2 vertices of the triangle that lie on xaxis, we need to solve the circle equation (x5)^2 + (y3)^2 = 25 for y=0. x = 9 and 1, which gives base length = 91 = 8. Now from area of triangle formula, area of triangle = 12.
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the answer is B the circle will form tringle that have absic =8 and hight= 3 so the area is 1/2*8*3=12
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Center of the circle =(5,3) & Radius = 5; circle touches y axis at (0,3), and X axis at (1,0) & (9,0) (with help of radius y intercept we can find x intercept using Pythagorean theorem ). Therefore Area of triangle = 3*8 /2 = 12 Therefore ans is B
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Bunuel wrote: Point W = (5, 3). Circle J has a center at point W and radius of r = 5. This circle intersects the yaxis at one intercept and the xaxis at two intercepts. What is the area of the triangle formed by these three intercepts?
(A) 7.5 (B) 12 (C) 15 (D) 24 (E) 30
Kudos for a correct solution. MAGOOSH OFFICIAL SOLUTION:Well, if we go 5 units to the left of (5, 3), we’re at (0, 3): that’s the single yintercept of the circle. Now, think about the two xintercepts. Each one is a diagonal distance of r = 5 from (5, 3), and if we may a right triangle on either side, the vertical leg is the distance from (5, 3) straight down to the xaxis, which of course is 3. Attachment:
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Those two purple triangles must be 345 triangles, which means each one has a base of 4, and the distance between the two of them is 8. One is at (1, 0) and the other is at (9, 0). Now, think about the triangle formed by these three intercepts. The base, from (1,0) to (9, 0) is 8, and while the third vertex is offcenter, that doesn’t matter — the height is h = 3. A = (0.5)bh = (0.5)(8)(3) = 12. Answer = (B)
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Quote: What is the area of the triangle formed by these three intercepts Shouldn't this be rephrased as "What is the area of the triangle formed by the xinercepts and the centre?



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StrikerT wrote: Quote: What is the area of the triangle formed by these three intercepts Shouldn't this be rephrased as "What is the area of the triangle formed by the xinercepts and the centre? No, because question asks about about area of triangle with vertexes at coordinates: (0, 3), (1, 0) and (9, 0) On the picture we see height of triangle that drew from point (5, 3) because this is height and doesn't matter from which point we will draw it: from (0, 3) or from (5, 3) it's still height of this triangle.
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Harley1980 wrote: StrikerT wrote: Quote: What is the area of the triangle formed by these three intercepts Shouldn't this be rephrased as "What is the area of the triangle formed by the xinercepts and the centre? No, because question asks about about area of triangle with vertexes at coordinates: (0, 3), (1, 0) and (9, 0) On the picture we see height of triangle that drew from point (5, 3) because this is height and doesn't matter from which point we will draw it: from (0, 3) or from (5, 3) it's still height of this triangle. Ah. How can I miss that. Thanks.



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Bunuel wrote: Point W = (5, 3). Circle J has a center at point W and radius of r = 5. This circle intersects the yaxis at one intercept and the xaxis at two intercepts. What is the area of the triangle formed by these three intercepts?
(A) 7.5 (B) 12 (C) 15 (D) 24 (E) 30
Kudos for a correct solution. At Y=0 , (x5)^2 + 9 = 25 ; X5 = +4; X=9,1 At X=0 25+(Y3)^2 = 25 ; Y=3. area of triangle = 1/2 * 3 * (91) = 12 . answer B.
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