# What is the standard form of #x^2 - 2x + y^2 + 4y = 11#?

##### 1 Answer

Dec 5, 2015

#### Explanation:

Recognizing the given equation

as the equation of a circle

and

knowing that the standard form of a circle with center

We need to complete the squares for each of

Normally I would consider the above "close enough" to standard form;

however to be completely accurate:

with center at