How do you graph #x^2 + y^2 + 2x - 3 = 0#?
it is a circle with radius
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
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