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Chords and Inscribed Angles

Chords and Inscribed Angles

Author: chris ludbrook

1.  Use inscribed angles to find arc and segment length.

2.  Use bisected chords to determine the measure of various angles, arc lengths, and segment lengths.


In the previous section, you learned about chords and central angles as well as tangents and arcs.  In this section we will continue our exploration of chords in a circle and will introduce a new type of angle, the inscribed angle. 


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Source: Khan Academy