what is the line which touches 2 points of the circle ?

Asked by  | 16th Feb, 2014, 10:11: AM

Expert Answer:

The line which touches atleast two points of the circle is a secant or chord of the circle.
Consider the above figure.
 
In this figure, Line L intersects the circle in two distinct points A and B. This line is termed as secant of the circle.
 
In the above figure, segment M that connects two distinct points C and D. This segment is termed as chord of the circle.

Answered by  | 16th Feb, 2014, 10:26: AM

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