# SOLUTION: Find the center of the circle with these three points: (-5,13),(2,6),(-12,6) I'm still unsure how to find the center with points please help.

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 Question 376200: Find the center of the circle with these three points: (-5,13),(2,6),(-12,6) I'm still unsure how to find the center with points please help.Found 2 solutions by Fombitz, amoresroy:Answer by Fombitz(13828)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! Two ways to do it. First way, the computationally intensive way is to use the general equation of a circle, Then use each of the points to get an equation in terms of ,, and . You'll get 3 equations in 3 unknowns. . . The second way is to recognize the the two left and right points are 2R away from each other and the top point is R units up from the center. . . . (,)=(,) . . Answer by amoresroy(333)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Find the center of the circle with these three points: (-5,13),(2,6),(-12,6) I'm still unsure how to find the center with points please help. Solve for (x,y) as center of the circle x = (-12 +2)/2 = -5 From the graph it is evident that y = 6 The center of the circle is (-5,6)