# Find Center and Radius of a Circle Given by Equation - Calculator

An online calculator and solver to find the center and radius of a circle given its equation in the form
^{ 2} + y^{ 2} + a x + b y = c ## Complete the Square to Find the Center and RadiusThe calculator uses the following idea: completes the squares as followsx ^{ 2} + a x = (x + a/2)^{ 2} - (a/2)^{ 2}and y ^{ 2} + a y = (y + b/2)^{ 2} - (b/2)^{ 2}Substitute the above into the original equation and write in the standard form of the equation of a circle (x - h) ^{ 2} + (y - k)^{ 2} = r^{ 2}such that the center has coordinates (h , k) = (-a/2 , -b/2) and radius r such that r ^{ 2} = c + (a/2)^{ 2} + (b/2)^{ 2}
## How to Use the Calculator?1 - Enter the coefficients a, b, c and the number of decimal places desired as real number and press "enter". If the given equation is that of a circle, it will give an answer: the x and y coordinates of the center and the radius. |

### More References and links

Equation of a Circle .Tutorial on Equation of Circle with solutions

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