`sin^2x + cos^2x = 1`

`y = frac (-b +- sqrt(b^2 - 4ac)) (2a)`

`(x + 2)^2 + (y - 3)^2 = 16`

`slope = m = frac (\text(change in y)) (\text(change in x)) = frac (Deltay) (Deltax)`

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