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- Mar 9th 2008, 04:02 PMyellow4321midpoint theorem with circles
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- Mar 9th 2008, 07:15 PMbjhoppertwo circles meet
posted by yellow 4321

one circle has aradius of 4 and the other 1meet at apoint P. rotate the circles asfixed units so thatthey rest on the horizontal.draw perpendiculars from eah center to the horizontal. a second horizontal at the center of the smaller.center to center you have 5 units. vertical distance between centers is 3 soyou have a 3,4,5 right triangle with 4 being AX

bj