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Calcmathlete

  • 3 years ago

Two circles have radii 5 and 13, and a common external tangent segment of length 12. What is the distance between their centers? How would you do these types of problems by the way?

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  1. Callisto
    • 3 years ago
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    |dw:1343701206429:dw| Do I get the question right?

  2. Calcmathlete
    • 3 years ago
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    Yes. I believe so.

  3. Calcmathlete
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    Oh. I see what to do now...

  4. Calcmathlete
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    Is it \(4\sqrt{13}\)?

  5. Callisto
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    Yes :|

  6. Callisto
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    I think

  7. Calcmathlete
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    lol...I remembered how I have to draw a triangle within the quadrilateral and use the new side lengths...your drawing reminded me of how it looked. THanks :)

  8. Callisto
    • 3 years ago
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    Welcome!~

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