Circle A has a center at #(5 ,2 )# and a radius of #8 #. Circle B has a center at #(3 ,-2 )# and a radius of #6 #. Do the circles overlap? If not, what is the smallest distance between them?
The circles overlap
The distance between the centres of the circles is found using Pythagoras
The difference between the X coordinates is 2.
The difference between the y coordinates is 4
The distance between the points is
Which is less than the sum of the radii