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==Problem== | ==Problem== | ||
− | Point <math>P</math> is outside circle <math>C</math> on the plane. At most how many points on <math>C</math> are <math>3 \ | + | Point <math>P</math> is outside circle <math>C</math> on the plane. At most how many points on <math>C</math> are <math>3 \ \text{cm}</math> from <math>P</math>? |
− | <math>\ | + | <math>\textbf{(A)} \ 1 \qquad \textbf{(B)} \ 2 \qquad \textbf{(C)} \ 3 \qquad \textbf{(D)} \ 4 \qquad \textbf{(E)} \ 8</math> |
==Solution== | ==Solution== | ||
− | The points <math>3 \ | + | The points <math>3 \ \text{cm}</math> away from <math>P</math> can be represented as a circle centered at <math>P</math> with radius <math>3 \ \text{cm}</math>. The maximum number of intersection points of two circles is <math>\boxed{(\text{B}) \; 2}</math> |
==See Also== | ==See Also== | ||
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Problem
Point is outside circle on the plane. At most how many points on are from ?
Solution
The points away from can be represented as a circle centered at with radius . The maximum number of intersection points of two circles is
See Also
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