A circle touching the x-axis at (3,0)
Question:

A circle touching the $x$-axis at $(3,0)$ and making an intercept of length 8 on the $y$-axis passes through the point :

  1. (1) $(3,10)$

  2. (2) $(3,5)$

  3. (3) $(2,3)$

  4. (4) $(1,5)$


Correct Option: 1

Solution:

A circle touching the $x$-axis at $(3,0)$ and making an intercept of length 8 on the $y$-axis passes through the point :

$C B=\sqrt{M C^{2}+M B^{2}}$

$\sqrt{3^{2}+4^{2}}=5=$ radius of circle

$\therefore$ equation of circle is,

$(x-3)^{2}+(y-5)^{2}=5^{2}$

$(3,10)$ satisfies this equation.

Although there will be another circle satisfying the same conditions that will lie below the $x$-axis having equation $(x-3)^{2}+(y-5)^{2}=5^{2}$

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