Tangents and Secants Examples
Suppose line m intersects ⊙X at point Z and m is perpendicular to XZ. What is the maximum number of other points on ⊙X that m can intersect?
Is there a maximum number of secant lines two circles can have in common? If so, what is it? (In other words, given two circles, how many lines m can you draw that m is a secant of both circles?)
In the figure below, segments CA and CB are tangent to ⊙O at points A and B, respectively. If OA = 8 cm and AC = 18 cm, what is the length of BC?