MATH SOLVE

8 months ago

Q:
# A hiker is lost in the woods. A search team has created a coordinate grid to represent the woods. Each unit on the grid is one square mile. The hiker was last seen at (5, 10) and could have walked 12 miles in any direction since then. Which equation represents the area the hiker could be in?

Accepted Solution

A:

Since the hiker can move in any direction, the equation that represent the area in which the hiker could be will be the equation of circle with radius r=12 and center (5,10)

The equation of a circle with radius r and center (h,k) is:

[tex](h-x) ^{2} +(y-k) ^{2} =r ^{2} [/tex]

The only thing we have left is replace the values to get:

[tex](x-5) ^{2} +(y-10) ^{2} =12 ^{2} [/tex]

[tex](x-5) ^{2} +(y-10) ^{2} =144[/tex]

The equation of a circle with radius r and center (h,k) is:

[tex](h-x) ^{2} +(y-k) ^{2} =r ^{2} [/tex]

The only thing we have left is replace the values to get:

[tex](x-5) ^{2} +(y-10) ^{2} =12 ^{2} [/tex]

[tex](x-5) ^{2} +(y-10) ^{2} =144[/tex]