Presentation on theme: "1. 5. 4. 3. 2.. Tangents Sec: 12.1 Sol: G.11a,b A line is ______________________ to a circle if it intersects the circle in exactly one point. This point."— Presentation transcript:
Example: If RT is tangent to Circle O, Then OR RT
The converse of the last theorem is also true. This means: In a plane, if a line is perpendicular to a radius of a circle at the endpoint on the circle, then the line is a tangent of the circle. If OR RT, RT is tangent to Circle O
If a line is tangent to a circle, then it is ________________________________ to the radius drawn to the point of tangency. Example:
Recall the definitions of minor arcs & chords (draw an example of each on A below): Example: When minor arc and a chord share the same endpoints, we call the arc the arc of the chord. Example:
In a circle or in congruent circles, two __________ ________ are congruent if and only if their corresponding chords are congruent. Example: In A, if, then ____ ____.
In a circle, if a diameter is perpendicular to a chord, then it bisects the chord and its arc. Example:
In a circle or in congruent circles, two chords are congruent if and only if they are equidistant from the center. Example:
Find x in each problem. 1. 2. Suppose a chord of a circle is 10 inches long and is 12 inches from the center of the circle. Find the length of the diameter. 3. Suppose the diameter of a circle is 34 inches long and a chord is 30 inches long. Find the distance between the chord and the center of the circle. 4. Suppose a chord of a circle is 24 cm long and is 15 cm from the center of the circle. Find the length of the radius.