May someone help me solve this problem. In a circle whose diameter is 20 inches, a chord is 6 inches from the center. What is the length of the chord? I do not understand this problem. Thank you for the help.

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Originally Posted by JayJay1206 May someone help me solve this problem. In a circle whose diameter is 20 inches, a chord is 6 inches from the center. What is the length of the chord? ... Hello, JayJay, I've attached an image of the situation: length of chord = 2s Use the Pythagoran theorem: r² = s² + 6² with r = 10'' because r is the half diameter: 100 = s² + 36 ===> s² = 64 ===> s = 8'' Therefore the length of the chord is 16'' EB

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