## Solution: Comparing line segments in two circles.

Construct PC parallel to AB. Consider the right triangle OCP. Now the length of

OP = a + b and OC = a - b. So

From triangle OCP we know that with equality if and only if a = b.

Since CP = AB, we have a proof of the

Arithmetic Mean -- Geometric Meantheorem for two positive values.That is for positive a and b,

with equality if and only if a = b.

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