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### Gauthmathier3649

Grade 12 · 2020-11-04

Line l and line m lie in the same plane but have no points in common. They are both tangent to a circle of area 9\pi. What is the shortest distance between any point on l and any point on m?

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### Gauthmathier2756

Grade 12 · 2020-11-04

Answer

6

Explanation

The description tells us that l and m are parallel lines with the circle lying between and touching both.

Area of the circle = \pi r^{2}= 9\pi. Radius = 3 and diameter = 6.

Area of the circle = \pi r^{2}= 9\pi. Radius = 3 and diameter = 6.

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