How can I find out that the curves included in the $y=c(2x+c)$ are orthogonal when $c$ is a random constant? I've tried defining $c$ with $x$ and $y$ but I failed.

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    – Community Bot
    Mar 19 at 16:05
  • $\begingroup$ @Strawberry: The envelope is a zero radius circle at the origin. Please feel free to roll back if it was not a typo. Please mention the Clairaut's form ode $y=2cx+c^2$ has a solution as a set of tangents as context. $\endgroup$
    – Narasimham
    Mar 19 at 16:23
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    $\begingroup$ One line has slope $2c$ and another has slope $2c'$. How will these possibly be orthogonal unless $4cc'=-1$? (And please rewrite your title.) $\endgroup$ Mar 19 at 19:22


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