Carcass wrote:

In the xy-plane, a circle is centered at the point (-4,3) and passes through the origin. What is the area of the circle?

A. 9π

B. 12π

C. 16π

D. 20π

E. 25π

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Here,

Since the co-ordinates for the centre of the circle = (-4,3)

and it passes through the orgin i.e co ordinates are =(0,0)

NOw the distance from (-4,3) to point (0,0) will give the radius of the circle

Distance between two points (x1,y1) and (x2,y2) in the xy plane =

\sqrt{{(x2 - x1)^2 + (y2 - y1)^2}}Therefore the distance between (-4,3) and (0,0) =

\sqrt{{(0 - (-4))^2 + (0 - 3)^2}}=

\sqrt{25} = 5

SInce Area of the circle =

\pi * (radius)^2=

\pi * 5^2=

25\pi i. e option E

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