Chapter 6 – Conic Sections

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Topic 6.1

General Equation of a Circle

The *General Equation of a Circle* builds the equation from the Pythagorean Theorem. Of fundamental importance is the geometric definition and the method by which we convert geometric descriptions into algebraic formulas. The lesson on *Analytic Geometry* may be useful for students trying to understand the connection between algebra and geometry. The conversion from the general form to the standard form is saved for a lesson on *Completing the Square*.

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