alright, so i'm having some trouble with the general form of a circle. i know that it's basically(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

x^{2}+y^{2}+ax+by+c=0 , but this problem is giving me a hard time...

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

a circle has the equasion 4x^{2}+4y^{2}+24x-16y-48=0. graph the cirlce using the center (h,k) and radius R. find the intercepts, if any.

... so, don't you combine all the like terms together first? so it would be:

(4x^{2}+24x)^{2}+(4y^{2}-16y^{2})=48

but then what? or did i already screw it up?

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# Homework Help: Need help with the general form of an circle

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