Prove that two different circles cannot intersect each other at more than two points.

Question:

Prove that two different circles cannot intersect each other at more than two points.

Solution:

Given: Two distinct circles
To prove: Two distinct circles cannot intersect each other in more than two points.
Proof: Suppose that two distinct circles intersect each other in more than two points.
∴ These points are non-collinear points.
Three non-collinear points determine one and only one circle.
∴ There should be only one circle.
This contradicts the given, which shows that our assumption is wrong.
Hence, two distinct circles cannot intersect each other in more than two points.

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