Intersection of CirclesDate: 10/08/98 at 08:44:42 From: Stephen Legg Subject: Intersection of circles I have been given a geometry problem, and do not understand the term intersection. I have looked in the FAQ section, and cannot find anything, and the dictionary states that it is the point where two lines meet. Is this correct? Date: 10/08/98 at 12:39:16 From: Doctor Rick Subject: Re: Intersection of circles Hi, Stephen, Yes, that's correct. Draw one circle. Then draw another circle that overlaps the first one. There will be two places where the circles cross; those are the two points of intersection of the circles. If the two circles don't overlap, there are no points of intersection, and if they just barely touch (we say they are tangent), there is only one point. - Doctor Rick, The Math Forum http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ |
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