##### Get a free home demo of LearnNext

Available for CBSE, ICSE and State Board syllabus.
Call our LearnNext Expert on 1800 419 1234 (tollfree)
OR submit details below for a call back

clear

Hafsa

Dec 21, 2014

# Find the coordinates of the circumcentre of the triangle.

Find the coordinates of the circumcentre of the triangle whose vertices are (8,6) ,(8,-2) and (2,-2). Also find its circum-radius.

Syeda

Answer. Let the coordinates of the circumcentre of the triangle be (x, y). Circumcentre of a triangle is equidistant from each of the vertices. Distance between (8, 6) and (x, y) = Distance between (8, -2) and (x, y) âˆš[(x - 8)2 + (y - 6)2] = âˆš[(x - 8)2 + (y + 2)2] [(x - 8)2 + (y - 6)2] = [(x - 8)2 + (y + 2)2] (y - 6)2 = (y + 2)2 y2 + 36 - 12y = y2 + 4y + 4 36 - 12y = 4y + 4 16y = 32 y = 2 Distance between (2, -2) and (x, y) = Distance between (8, -2) and (x, y) âˆš[(x - 2)2 + (y + 2)2] = âˆš[(x - 8)2 + (y + 2)2] [(x - 2)2 + (y + 2)2] = [(x - 8)2 + (y + 2)2] (x - 2)2 = (x - 8)2 x2 + 4 - 4x = x2 - 16x + 64 4 - 4x = -16x + 64 12x = 60 x = 5. Hence, the coordiantes of the circumcentre of the triangle are (5, 2). Circumradius = âˆš[(5 - 8)2 + (2 - 6)2] = âˆš(9 + 16) = âˆš25 = 5 units. SME Approved

Ramesh

Sol: Let the coordinates of the circumcentre of the triangle be (x, y). Circumcentre of a triangle is equidistant from each of the vertices. Distance between (8, 6) and (x, y) = Distance between (8, -2) and (x, y) âˆš[(x - 8)2 + (y - 6)2] = âˆš[(x - 8)2 + (y + 2)2] [(x - 8)2 + (y - 6)2] = [(x - 8)2 + (y + 2)2] (y - 6)2 = (y + 2)2 y2 + 36 - 12y = y2 + 4y + 4 36 - 12y = 4y + 4 16y = 32 y = 2 Distance between (2, -2) and (x, y) = Distance between (8, -2) and (x, y) âˆš[(x - 2)2 + (y + 2)2] = âˆš[(x - 8)2 + (y + 2)2] [(x - 2)2 + (y + 2)2] = [(x - 8)2 + (y + 2)2] (x - 2)2 = (x - 8)2 x2 + 4 - 4x = x2 - 16x + 64 4 - 4x = -16x + 64 12x = 60 x = 5. Hence, the coordiantes of the circumcentre of the triangle are (5, 2). Circumradius = âˆš[(5 - 8)2 + (2 - 6)2] = âˆš(9 + 16) = âˆš25 = 5 units.
###### Like NextGurukul? Also explore our advanced self-learning solution LearnNext
Offered for classes 6-12, LearnNext is a popular self-learning solution for students who strive for excellence
Explore
Animated Video
lessons
All India
Test Series
Interactive Video
Experiments
Best-in class
books