Externally tangent circles with centers at points A and B have radii of lengths 5 and 3 , respectively. A line externally tangent to both circles intersects ray A B at point C. What is B C ?

**Answer Choices**

A. 4

B. 4.8

C. 10.2

D. 12

E. 14.4

Externally tangent circles with centers at points A and B have radii of lengths 5 and 3 , respectively. A line externally tangent to both circles intersects ray A B at point C. What is B C ?

**Answer Choices**

A. 4

B. 4.8

C. 10.2

D. 12

E. 14.4