# How do you write the equation #x^2 + y^2 – x + 2y + 1 = 0# into standard form?

##### 1 Answer

Dec 10, 2015

#### Explanation:

Sort the

Now, complete the square for each variable.

Don't forget to balance both sides of the equation. (If you add something to one side, add it to the other side as well.)

This is in the standard form of a circle

Where:

Thus, this is a circle with a center at

Here's a graph. (Notice the center at