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Thu February 19, 2009 By:

FIND THE DISTANCE OF THE CORD FROM THE CENTER OF THE CIRCLE

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Thu February 19, 2009

draw a perpendicular on the chord let it meet at b which is the mid point of chord and join one end a of the chord to center o . let the distance is d so we have

oa 2 = d 2 + ab 2 ===> 10 2 = d 2 + 6 2 ===> d = 8cm

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