# find the measure of angle

• Apr 5th 2012, 11:27 AM
Mhmh96
finding the measure of an angle
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in the figure above O is the center of the circle

The segment PA is tangent to the circle

also:
AG parallel to HF
the angle FOH=140 degree
the angle AOH=30 degree
DOG=DOF

what is the measure of angle P?
• Apr 5th 2012, 12:28 PM
earboth
Re: finding the measure of an angle
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mhmh96

in the figure above O is the center of the circle

The segment PA is tangent to the circle

also:
AG parallel to HF
the angle FOH=140 degree
the angle AOH=30 degree
DOG=DOF <--- is this correct? Do you mean perhaps DOG = GOF?

what is the measure of angle P?

Are you sure that the given values are correct? With the attached sketch I've used my "correction".

1. The indicated blue angles are right angles (why?)

2. $\angle(GOA) = 2 \cdot \angle(GAP)$ (why?)
• Apr 5th 2012, 12:34 PM
Mhmh96
Re: find the measure of angle
Yes i am sure ,the figure is not precise .
• Apr 5th 2012, 01:00 PM
earboth
Re: find the measure of angle
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mhmh96
Yes i am sure ,the figure is not precise .

Sorry I didn't see your reply. Have a look at my edited post. You'll find a diagram drawn to scale with some hints to evaluate the angle in question.
• Apr 5th 2012, 10:07 PM
earboth
Re: finding the measure of an angle
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mhmh96

in the figure above O is the center of the circle

The segment PA is tangent to the circle

also:
AG parallel to HF
the angle FOH=140 degree
the angle AOH=30 degree
DOG=DOF

what is the measure of angle P?

1. Since $\overline{GA} \parallel \overline{FH}$ and these line segments are chords of the same circle there exists a common axis of symmetry passing through O.

2. Therefore $\angle(FOG) = \angle(AOH)$ and consequently the angle

$\angle(GOA) = 360^\circ - 140^\circ - 2 \cdot 30^\circ = 160^\circ$

3. The sum of the interior angles in a quadrilateral is 360°. Therefore

$\angle(APE) = 360^\circ - 160^\circ - 2 \cdot 90^\circ = 20^\circ$
• Apr 6th 2012, 02:24 AM
Mhmh96
Re: finding the measure of an angle
Thank you very much,what is "a common axis of symmetry"?
• Apr 6th 2012, 02:52 AM
earboth
Re: finding the measure of an angle
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mhmh96
Thank you very much,what is "a common axis of symmetry"?

The perpendicular bisector of one chord is the perpendicular bisector of the other chord too. This bisector is a symmetry-axis of both chords, of the circle and consequently of the two angles of 30° which are left unmarked.

The symmetry-axis is drawn in red in the attached diagram.