If there is a intra-area route to a network that cost more than the inter-area route, is there a preference to choose the higher cost intra-area route over the lower cost inter-area route?
* The Router3 shown above refers to the same router.
Router1 f0/0 and f0/1 are in Area 1.
Router2 f0/0 is in Area 1.
Router2 f0/1 is in Area 2.
Router3 f0/0 is in Area 1.
Router3 f0/1 is in Area 2.
From Router2, to reach f0/0 (Area 1) of Router3, the route will go from Router2->Router1->Router3. Why doesn't it take the shorter path from Router2 to Router3? Is it because the longer route is in the same area and hence is preferred over the shorter inter-area route?