# Asymptote: Useful functions

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## Intersection points

pair[] **intersectionpoints**(path, path);

Examples:

size(8cm,0); import math; import graph; real r,s; pair a,b, common; path circ1, circ2; r=1; s=1; a=(0,0); b=(1,0); circ1=circle(a,r); circ2=circle(b,s); draw(circ1,linewidth(1bp)); draw(circ2,1bp+green); pair [] x=intersectionpoints(circ1, circ2); dot(x[0],3bp+blue); dot(x[1],3bp+blue); draw(x[0] -- x[1],1bp+red);

path g=(-3,-sqrt(3))--(3,-sqrt(3))--(0,2*sqrt(3))--cycle; draw(g,black); path p=-2/3*(-3,-sqrt(3))--(-2/3)*(3,-sqrt(3))--(-2/3)*(0,2*sqrt(3))--cycle; draw(p,black); pair [] x=intersectionpoints(g, p); fill(x[0]--x[1]--x[2]--x[3]--x[4]--x[5]--cycle,black); dot((0,0),white);

Note that this function will cause an error if the paths involved do not intersect.