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    Question center of a chord

    Hi,
    i am little weak in maths. i need to find center of a chord. i have radius, and two end points of a chord. And say that center is at (x,y).i need to find the values of x,y. Please help me.
    Last edited by prabhakar157; February 15th 2006 at 05:19 AM.
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    If you have the two endpoints in coordinate form you don't need the center of the circle to find the midpoint of the chord.

    x = \frac{x1 + x2}{2}

    y = \frac{y1 + y2}{2}
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