What is the difference between a tangent and a secant?

Asked by Topperlearning User | 5th Oct, 2017, 09:42: AM

Expert Answer:

Tangent : A tangent to a circle is a line that intersects the circle in exactly ONE point.
Secant: A line that intersects a circle in TWO distinct points is called a secant of the circle.

Answered by  | 5th Oct, 2017, 11:42: AM