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Solving for Radii and Tangent Segments

Solving for Radii and Tangent Segments

Author: Graham Pardun

This lesson will demonstrate how to solve for unknown radii or tangent segments of circles using the tangent theorem.

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Using the Fact That Lines Tangent to a Circle Are Perpendicular to the Radius Drawn to the Point of Tangency

In this lesson, I'll show you how to use the fact that a line tangent to a circle is perpendicular to the radius of the circle drawn to the point of tangency in order to find some missing side lengths -- using the Pythagorean Theorem!