Question #265

Two circles are given. Their radiuses are R1 and R2. The distance between their centers is d1 (d1>R1+R2). What is the minimal and maximal distance between points X and Y which belong to these circles?

Expert's answer

The minimal distance is equal to d1 – R1 – R2;

The maximal distance is equal to d1 + R1 + R2;

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