# How do you rewrite the equation of the circle #(x + 2)^2 + (y + 5)^2 = 9# in general form?

##### 1 Answer

Jan 5, 2016

#### Explanation:

This basically is in the general form of a circle:

#(x-h)^2+(y+k)^2=r^2#

You could, however, make the values of

#(x+2)^2+(y+5)^2=9#

The equivalent form of this that better matches the general form of a circle is:

#(x-(-2))^2+(y-(-5))^2=3^2#

Thus, the center is