1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data I have to make a conjecture about y = ax+b in terms of the ratio of the x coordinate in regards to the y-coordinate of the function. 2. Relevant equations y = ax + b 3. The attempt at a solution So I need to investigate the function like this: y = ax + b f(x)=x2+y2 f(x)=x2+(ax+b)(ax+b) f(x)=x2+a2 x2+2axb+b2 But I'm fairly sure need to get a result that the ratio x/y is equal to a/1 But I usually end up at x/y = 1/a+b when using the method I've written above.