R S Aggarwal Solutions Class 11 Maths are given here for Chapter 21 – Circles exercise 21B. We are providing R S Aggarwal Chapter 21 solutions to help students go through and practice several solved problems. In this exercise, students will study about general equation of a circle.

**Important Note:**

The general equation of a circle is of the form x^{2} + y^{2} + 2gx + 2fy + c = 0.

Where (-g, -f) is the centre and radius = sqrt(g^{2} + f^{2} – c)

Also, every equation of the form x^{2} + y^{2} + 2gx + 2fy + c = 0 represents a circle if (g^{2} + f^{2} – c) > 0.

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Exercise 21B Page No: 730

**Question 1: Show that the equation x ^{2} + y^{2} â€“ 4x + 6y â€“ 5 = 0 represents a circle. Find its centre and radius.**

**Solution: **

Given equation is x^{2} + y^{2} â€“ 4x + 6y â€“ 5 = 0

The general equation of a circle is as follows:

x^{2} + y^{2} + 2gx + 2fy + c = 0

Where g, f and c are constants

With

Centre: (-g, -f)

On comparing given equation with general form of circle, we have

2g = – 4 â‡’ g = -2

2f = 6 â‡’ f = 3 and

c = – 5

Centre: (-g, -f) = (2, -3)

**Question 2: Show that the equation x ^{2} + y^{2} + x â€“ y = 0 represents a circle. Find its centre and radius.**

**Solution: **

Given equation is x^{2} + y^{2} + x â€“ y = 0

The general equation of a circle is as follows:

x^{2} + y^{2} + 2gx + 2fy + c = 0

Where g, f and c are constants

With

Centre: (-g, -f)

On comparing given equation with general form of circle, we have

2g = 1 â‡’ g = 1/2

2f = – 1 â‡’ f = -1/2 and

c = 0

Now,

Centre: (-g, -f) = (-1/2, 1/2)

**Question 3: Show that the equation 3x ^{2} + 3y^{2} + 6x – 4y â€“ 1 = 0 represents a circle. Find its centre and radius.**

**Solution: **

Given equation is 3x^{2} + 3y^{2} + 6x – 4y â€“ 1 = 0

Or x^{2} + y^{2} + 2x â€“ 4/3 y â€“ 1/3 = 0

The general equation of a circle is as follows:

x^{2} + y^{2} + 2gx + 2fy + c = 0

Where g, f and c are constants.

With

Centre: (-g, -f)

On comparing given equation with general form of circle, we have

2g = 2 â‡’ g = 1

2f = -4/3 â‡’ f = -2/3 and

c = -1/3

Now,

Centre (-g, -f) = (-1, 2/3)

**Question 4: Show that the equation x ^{2} + y^{2} + 2x + 10y + 26 = 0 represents a point circle. Also, find its centre.**

**Solution: **

Given equation is x^{2} + y^{2} + 2x + 10y + 26 = 0

The general equation of a circle:

x^{2} + y^{2} + 2gx + 2fy + c = 0

where c, g, f are constants.

On comparing given equation with general equation of circle, we have

2g = 2 â‡’ g = 1

2f = 10 â‡’ f = 5 and

c = 26

Now,

Centre ( – g, – f) = ( – 1, – 5).

Since radius is zero, Thus it is a point circle with radius zero.

**Question 5: Show that the equation x ^{2} + y^{2} – 3x + 3y + 10 = 0 does not represent a circle.**

**Solution: **

Given equation is x^{2} + y^{2} – 3x + 3y + 10 = 0

We know that, any equation with negative radius(complex number) does not represent a circle.

Find radius of given equation:

Radius is a complex number. Therefore, given equation does not represent a circle.

**Question 6: Find the equation of the circle passing through the points**

**(i) (0, 0), (5, 0) and (3, 3)**

**(ii) (1, 2), (3, – 4) and (5, – 6)**

**(iii) (20, 3), (19, 8) and (2, – 9)**

**Also, find the centre and radius in each case.**

**Solution: **

Before we start solving listed problems, students are advised to keep below information in mind.

The general equation of a circle is as follows:

x^{2} + y^{2} + 2gx + 2fy + c = 0

Where g, f and c are constants.

With

Centre: (-g, -f)

** (i) **(0, 0), (5, 0) and (3, 3)

The Circle equation is:

Let us apply Laplace Expansion to solve this problem:

On comparing above equation with the general form of circle, we get

2g = -5 â‡’ g = -2.5

2f = -1 â‡’ f = -0.5

c = 0

Now,

centre = (2.5, 0.5)

**(ii) **(1, 2), (3, – 4) and (5, – 6)

The Circle equation is:

Let us apply Laplace Expansion to solve this problem:

On comparing above equation with the general form of circle, we get

2g = -22 â‡’ g = -11

2f = -4 â‡’ f = -2

c = -25

Now,

Centre = (11, 2)

**(iii) **(20, 3), (19, 8) and (2, – 9)

The Circle equation is:

Let us apply Laplace Expansion to solve this problem:

On comparing above equation with the general form of circle, we get

2g = -14 â‡’ g = -7

2f = -6 â‡’ f = -3

c = -111

Now,

Centre = (7, 3)

**Question 7: Find the equation of the circle which is circumscribed about the triangle whose vertices are A( – 2, 3), b(5, 2) and C(6, – 1). Find the centre and radius of this circle.**

**Solution: **

Since circle is circumscribed about the triangle whose vertices are A( – 2, 3), B(5, 2) and C(6, – 1), which implies points A, B and C are lie on circumference of circle and satisfy its equation.

The general equation of a circle: (x – h)^{2} + (y – k)^{ 2} = r^{2} …(i)

where (h, k) is the centre and r is the radius.

Putting A(-2, 3), B(5, 2) and C(6, -1) in above equation, we get

h^{2} + k^{2} + 4h – 6k + 13 = r^{2} ……….(ii)

h^{2} + k^{2} – 10h – 4k + 29 = r^{2} ………(iii)

h^{2} + k^{2} – 12h + 2k + 37 = r^{2} ………(iv)

Subtract (ii) from (iii)

– 14h + 2k + 16 = 0

or – 7h + k + 8 = 0 ….(v)

Subtract (ii) from (iv)

– 16h + 8k + 24 = 0

or -2h + k + 3 = 0 ……(vi)

Solving (v) and (vi), we have

h = 1

(vi) â‡’ -2 x 1 + k + 3 = 0

â‡’ k= -1

Therefore,

Centre = (1, – 1)

And,

Equation (ii) â‡’ r = 5

[using values of h and k]Thus, required equation of the circle is

(x – 1)^{ 2} + (y + 1)^{ 2} = 5^{2}

(x – 1)^{ 2} + (y + 1)^{ 2} = 25

**Question 8: Find the equation of the circle concentric with the circle x2 + y2 + 4x + 6y + 11 = 0 and passing through the point P(5, 4).**

**Solution: **

Since circles are concentric, which means circles have common centre and different radii.

Equation of given circle, x^{2} + y^{2} + 4x + 6y + 11 = 0

The concentric circle will have the equation

x^{2} + y^{2} + 4x + 6y + d = 0 â€¦.(1)

As it passes through P(5, 4),

Put x = 5 and y = 4

5^{2} + 4^{2} + 20 + 24 + d= 0

25 + 16 + 20 + 24 + d = 0

d = – 85

Equation (1) â‡’ x^{2} + y^{2} + 4x + 6y – 85 = 0

Which is required equation.

**Question 9: Show that the points A(1, 0), B(2, – 7), C(8, 1) and D(9, – 6) all lie on the same circle. Find the equation of this circle, its centre and radius.**

**Solution: **

The general equation of a circle: (x – h)^{2} + (y – k)^{ 2} = r^{2} …(i)

where (h, k) is the centre and r is the radius.

Consider points (1, 0), (2, – 7) and (8, 1) lie on the circle.

Putting (1, 0), (2, – 7) and (8, 1) in (i)

Putting (1, 0) â‡’ h^{2} + k^{2} + 1 – 2h = r^{2} â€¦…(ii)

Putting (2, – 7) â‡’ h^{2} + k^{2} + 53 – 4h + 14k = r^{2} â€¦….(iii)

Putting (8, 1) â‡’ (8 – h)^{2} + (1 – k)^{ 2} = r^{2}

h^{2} + k^{2} + 65 â€“ 16h â€“ 2k = r^{2 } â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦.(iv)

Subtract (ii) from (iii), we get

h – 7k – 26 = 0 â€¦â€¦(v)

Subtract (ii) from (iv), we get

7h + k – 32 = 0 â€¦â€¦(vi)

Solving (v) and (vi)

h = 5 and k = – 3

Equation (iv) â‡’ r = 25

[using h = 5 and k = – 3]Therefore,

Centre (5, – 3)

Radius = 25

**Check for (9, – 6):**

To check if (9, – 6) lies on the circle,

(9 – 5)^{2} + ( – 6 + 3)^{2} = 5^{2}

25 = 25

Which is true.

Hence, all the points lie on circle.

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Class 11 Maths Chapter 21 Circles Exercise 21B is based on general equation of a circle. Students can download R S Aggarwal chapter 21 solutions and practice more problems on circle.