# How do you find the equation of a circle with center at the point (-8,5) and tangent to the x-axis?

##### 1 Answer

Jan 16, 2016

#### Explanation:

A circle with center

The general formula for a circle with center

For the given values

and derived value

this gives us:

graph{(x+8)^2+(y-5)^2=25 [-16.86, 5.64, -1.03, 10.22]}