# How do you graph #x^2 + y^2 + 2x - 3 = 0#?

##### 1 Answer

Mar 3, 2016

it is a circle with radius

#### Explanation:

From the given equation

perform completing the square method to determine if its a circle, ellipse, hyperbola. There are 2 second degree terms so we are sure it is not parabola

add 1 to both sides of the equation

it takes the form

with center at

See the graph of

graph{(x+1)^2+(y-0)^2=2^2[-10,10,-5,5]}

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