Hello, I have posed myself the following problem: suppose that two affine algebraic with no common components curves be given. To fix ideas, suppose that we have a cubic $C$ and a quartic $D$. More precisely, let $C=\{(u,v)\in C^2\colon P(u,v)=0\}$ and $D=\{(u,v)\in C^2\colon Q(u,v)=0\}$, with $P$ and $Q$ polynomials and $deg(P)=3$, $deg(Q)=4$. Could we say that $C\cap D\cap \mathbb{C}^2$ has at least 9 points?

I have also worked out an answer, (which should be: yes). All points are to be counted with multiplicity. Let $\tilde C$ and $\tilde D$ be the projective extensions of $C$ and $D$: $\tilde C$ has three points at infinity and $\tilde D$ has four, so $\tilde C \cap \tilde D$ has at most three points at infinity. Now we can apply Bézout’s theorem: we have that $\tilde C$ and $\tilde D$ intersect in exactly twelve points. This implies that $C\cap D\cap \mathbb{C}^2$ has at least $12-3=9$ points, QED. It seems correct to me, but still something sounds wrong. Many thanks for any answers or comments.