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9-44.

A circle with its center on the line in the 1

^{st}quadrant is tangent to the

*y*-axis.

If the radius is

, what is the equation of the circle? Try sketching the circle. The circle to the right has a radius of 2. Try placing it on the axis so it matches the circle described in the problem. The line

*y*= 3*x*has been graphed for you.Use the coordinates of the center and the radius to write an equation in general form.

If the radius is

, what is the equation of the circle? See part (a).

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