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A circle with radius 2 is intersected by a line at points R and T. The maximum possible distance between R and T is

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(C) π
(D) 4
(E) 4π
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The maximum possible distance would be diameter=2*2, so the answer should be D.

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Bunuel wrote:
A circle with radius 2 is intersected by a line at points R and T. The maximum possible distance between R and T is

(A) 1
(B) 2
(C) π
(D) 4
(E) 4π


Max possible distance between 2 points in a circle = Diameter of the Circle

Hence, answer will be (D) 4
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Bunuel wrote:
A circle with radius 2 is intersected by a line at points R and T. The maximum possible distance between R and T is

(A) 1
(B) 2
(C) π
(D) 4
(E) 4π


Since the radius is 2, the maximum possible distance between two points on the circle is equal to the length of the diameter of the circle, which is 4.

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