# Intersection of a Line and a Circle

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A line intersects a circle 0, 1, or 2 times. The number depends on how the radius compares to the perpendicular distance from the center to the line.

Contributed by: Jay Warendorff (March 2011)

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"Intersection of a Line and a Circle"

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Published: March 7 2011