# Overlapping area given vertices

As stated in the title, is it possible to determine the overlapping area of polygons given the coordinates of the vertices of each polygon?

Note by Lolly Lau
1 year, 11 months ago

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Well as i see it, it only involves finding the area enclosed by a group of lines whose equations we know. The final area will also be a polygon whose vertices(coordinates) we know, hence its area .

- 1 year, 11 months ago

The group of lines do not define the actual overlapping area though. Say two polygons have zero overlapping area. You see where this is going?

- 1 year, 11 months ago

Okay... I get it now. Did you think of this while solving a problem? If so ,please share it .

- 1 year, 11 months ago

I thought of this while conceiving the 'SCAA Logo' problem.

- 1 year, 11 months ago

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