The intersecting circlesx^2 +y^2 = 100 and (x−21)^2 +y^2 = 289 have a common chord. Find its length.

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- March 26th 2011, 03:11 PMthamathkid1729Intersecting CirclesThe intersecting circles
*x^*2 +*y^*2 = 100 and (*x−*21)^2 +*y^*2 = 289 have a common chord. Find its length.

- March 26th 2011, 03:14 PMPlato
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- March 27th 2011, 12:16 AMmathfun
Substract the first equation from the other and you will get the equation of the common chord. Solve the system of equations of the chord and one circle and find the distance between the two points.