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    find x

    PT is a tangent to the circle, centre O. OM is perpendicular to the secant RQ. RQ is produced to meet P. Find the value of x

    sorry my computer keeps freezing everytime i try to attatch a picture of the question so hopefully thats a good enough description.
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    o and also OM is 4 units and OT is 5
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    Quote Originally Posted by deej813 View Post
    PT is a tangent to the circle, centre O. OM is perpendicular to the secant RQ. RQ is produced to meet P. Find the value of x
    sorry my computer keeps freezing everytime i try to attatch a picture of the question so hopefully thats a good enough description.
    o and also OM is 4 units and OT is 5
    From the information given the radius of the circle is greater than 4 and less than or equal to 5.
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    yep radius is 5
    sorry forgot to tell you which line was x
    x is PT
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    Quote Originally Posted by deej813 View Post
    o and also OM is 4 units and OT is 5
    What does the red print "o" mean?

    BTW:
    Since x (or PT) is not constained, it appears that

    0 is less than x and x is less than tan(90deg)
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    sorry i just meant to say oh and OM is 4 units and OT is 5. It isnt actually anyhting in the question
    sorry
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