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What is the correct formula to calculate the distance between two points with coordinates \((x_1, y_1)\) and \((x_2, y_2)\)?
What is the slope of a line that is perfectly horizontal?
Which standard form equation represents a circle?
In the pointslope form of a line, which variables are represented by \((x_1, y_1)\)?
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If two lines are perpendicular, what relation holds true about their slopes?
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Which of the following equations represents a parabola?
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What characteristics do parallel lines share?
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What represents the midpoint between two points \((x_1, y_1)\) and \((x_2, y_2)\)?
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Study Notes
Coordinate Geometry

Definition: A branch of mathematics that studies geometric figures using a coordinate system.

Coordinate System:

Cartesian Coordinates: Uses a pair of numbers (x, y) to represent points on a plane.
 Origin: The point (0, 0).
 Axes:
 xaxis (horizontal)
 yaxis (vertical)

Distance Formula:
 Distance between two points ((x_1, y_1)) and ((x_2, y_2)):
 (d = \sqrt{(x_2  x_1)^2 + (y_2  y_1)^2})
 Distance between two points ((x_1, y_1)) and ((x_2, y_2)):

Cartesian Coordinates: Uses a pair of numbers (x, y) to represent points on a plane.

Midpoint Formula:
 The midpoint M of a segment connecting points ((x_1, y_1)) and ((x_2, y_2)):
 (M = \left(\frac{x_1 + x_2}{2}, \frac{y_1 + y_2}{2}\right))
 The midpoint M of a segment connecting points ((x_1, y_1)) and ((x_2, y_2)):

Slope of a Line:
 The slope (m) between two points:
 (m = \frac{y_2  y_1}{x_2  x_1})
 Identifies line steepness and direction:
 Positive slope: Rising line
 Negative slope: Falling line
 Zero slope: Horizontal line
 Undefined slope: Vertical line
 The slope (m) between two points:

Equation of a Line:

Slopeintercept form:
 (y = mx + b) where (m) is slope and (b) is yintercept.

Pointslope form:
 (y  y_1 = m(x  x_1))

Standard form:
 (Ax + By = C)

Slopeintercept form:

Types of Lines:
 Parallel Lines: Same slope, never intersect.
 Perpendicular Lines: Slopes are negative reciprocals ((m_1 \cdot m_2 = 1)).

Conic Sections:

Circle:
 Standard equation: ((x  h)^2 + (y  k)^2 = r^2) where ((h, k)) is the center and (r) is the radius.

Ellipse:
 Standard equation: (\frac{(x  h)^2}{a^2} + \frac{(y  k)^2}{b^2} = 1)

Parabola:
 Standard equation: (y = ax^2 + bx + c)

Hyperbola:
 Standard equation: (\frac{(x  h)^2}{a^2}  \frac{(y  k)^2}{b^2} = 1)

Circle:

Applications:
 Used in physics, engineering, computer graphics, and navigation.

Tools:
 Graphing calculators and software for visual representation.
 Coordinate grids for plotting and analyzing geometric properties.
Coordinate Geometry
 A mathematical discipline that interprets geometric figures through a coordinate framework.
Coordinate System
 Cartesian Coordinates: Employs (x, y) pairs to indicate positions on a plane.
 Origin: Located at (0, 0), serving as the reference point.

Axes:
 xaxis: horizontal line
 yaxis: vertical line
Distance Formula
 To compute the distance (d) between two coordinates ((x_1, y_1)) and ((x_2, y_2)):
 Formula: (d = \sqrt{(x_2  x_1)^2 + (y_2  y_1)^2})
Midpoint Formula
 Calculates the midpoint (M) of a line segment connecting ((x_1, y_1)) and ((x_2, y_2)):
 Formula: (M = \left(\frac{x_1 + x_2}{2}, \frac{y_1 + y_2}{2}\right))
Slope of a Line
 The slope (m) indicates the angle of inclination between two coordinates:
 Formula: (m = \frac{y_2  y_1}{x_2  x_1})

Interpretations:
 Positive slope: rising line
 Negative slope: falling line
 Zero slope: horizontal line
 Undefined slope: vertical line
Equation of a Line
 Slopeintercept form: (y = mx + b) with (m) as slope and (b) as yintercept.
 Pointslope form: (y  y_1 = m(x  x_1)).
 Standard form: (Ax + By = C) where (A), (B), and (C) are constants.
Types of Lines
 Parallel Lines: Lines sharing the same slope but never meet.
 Perpendicular Lines: Lines that intersect at right angles; their slopes are negative reciprocals ((m_1 \cdot m_2 = 1)).
Conic Sections
 Circle: Standard equation ((x  h)^2 + (y  k)^2 = r^2) identifies center ((h, k)) and radius (r).
 Ellipse: Given by (\frac{(x  h)^2}{a^2} + \frac{(y  k)^2}{b^2} = 1), describes an elongated circle.
 Parabola: Standard form (y = ax^2 + bx + c) depicts a Ushaped curve.
 Hyperbola: Standard equation (\frac{(x  h)^2}{a^2}  \frac{(y  k)^2}{b^2} = 1) forms two separate curves.
Applications
 Integral in fields such as physics, engineering, computer graphics, and navigation.
Tools
 Utilize graphing calculators and software for visualizing data.
 Coordinate grids are essential for mapping and exploring geometric relationships.
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