Maximum Length


Two circles intersect at points C and D. Point A lies on the circle at the left, point B lies on the circle at the right. Find the positions of A and B (on their given circle) such that segment AB is at its maximum possible length, and points A, C, and B are collinear.

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                      Circle 1                                      Circle 2

 

Hint
Connect points A, B, and D.
What can you say about the angles of 
the triangle ABD as A and B chnage
their positions?

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