Circle A has a center at #(12 ,9 )# and an area of #25 pi#. Circle B has a center at #(3 ,1 )# and an area of #64 pi#. Do the circles overlap?
First we must find the distance between the centers of the two circles. This is because this distance is where the circles will be closest together, so if they overlap it will be along this line. To find this distance we can use the distance formula:
Now we must find the radius of each circle. We know the area of a circle is
Finally we add these two radii together. The sum of the radii is 13, which is greater than the distance between the centers of the circle, meaning that the circles will overlap.