Tangent Line

A new kind of atom smasher is to be composed of two tangents and a circular arc which is concave toward the point of intersection of the two tangents. Each tangent and the arc of the circle is 1 mile long, what is the radius of the circle? Use 1 mile = 5280 ft.

A.   1437 ft. C.   1347 ft.
B.   1734 ft. D.   1374 ft.


01 - Circle tangent to a given line and center at another given line

Problem 1
A circle is tangent to the line 2x - y + 1 = 0 at the point (2, 5) and the center is on the line x + y = 9. Find the equation of the circle.

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