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    Construction help!

    If I am given two circles, how would I construct a single line that intersects the interior of both circles at chords of equal length. A proof would be nice too! THANKS!
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    Re: Construction help!

    Can you say what we are allowed to use? Straight edge, compass, ruler?
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    Re: Construction help!

    Compass and straight edge. Thanks!
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    Re: Construction help!

    Draw 2 equal intersecting circles centers O1 and O2 meetingatA and B
    Draw chord AB
    From B connect BO1 extended to C on circle O1.
    ConnectCA extended to D on circle O2
    Chord CA =AD.
    You do the proof.
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