# How do you write the standard form of the equation of the circle that is tangent to the x-axis and has its center at (3,-2)?

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Jul 12, 2016

#### Answer:

#### Explanation:

The radius to the point of contact of the tangent (x-axis) is parallel to

the y-axis. So, the radius = |y-coordinate of the center| = 2.

And so, the equation is