solution for circles problem

angle in a semicircle is a rightangle hence angle PQR is a rightangle:)

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**Danielisew** I absolutely hate circle geometry. I normally THINK i have found out the answer, but it ALWAYS asks 'give a reason for your answer'. This really annoys me, as i never know how to phrase the answer - whether to state a rule i have used or just how i did it!

Anyway, i got a question here that i want someone to do for me as i cannot do it and find this really hard :(

http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/903/99197842qp0.jpg
a) Find the size of angle PQR

Give a reason for your answer

b) Find the size of angle PRQ

Give a reason for your answer

c) Find the size of angle POQ

Give a reason for your answer

Can someone please give this a shot?

Thanks :)

solution for circles problem

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**Danielisew** Well that answers part A, but i still don't understand your reason - wouldn't it be 'the angle in between **two** semi-circles is 90°' ?

Anyone do parts b and c please?

angle in a semi circle is a right angle the reason is if QR is the diameter and P is on the circumference then find slope of QP multiplied with slope of RP gives -1 You can take center as origin, radius as a units then Q(a,0) and R(-a,0) and P(x,y)

Angle at the centre is double the at the circumference that gives answer for the 2nd question

Angles in the same segments are equal that gives the answer for the third.

answer to ur circle geometry question

a) will equal 45 degrees, because Q and R create a right angle triangle, which is divided by the line of SQ.

b) will be 56 degrees, because it is the same as angle S.

c) 92 degrees, because triangle POQ is equal to 180 degrees and is also an equalateral triangle, with angles P and Q equaling 44 degrees each, 180 degrees-88 degrees=92 degrees. i would ask around to confirm my answers, for this question stumbled me. however i am fairly certain of these answers.