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    Geometry of a Circle

    Please help me solve these 3 problems relating to geometry of a circle.

    1) ABCDEF is a hexagon inscribed in a circle. What is x + y + z?


    2) In this figure, find the value of angle ABC + angle ADC and figure out if ABCD a cyclic quadrilateral. Therefore, find angle BDC


    3a) In this figure, AOB is the diameter. Prove that points OAMP are concylic.
    3b) Find two angles equal to angle OPA.


    Thanks for any help.
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    Hello, BG5965!

    1) ABCD{E}F is a hexagon inscribed in a circle. .What is x + y + z ?
    An inscribed angle is measured by one-half its intercepted arc.


    We have: . \begin{array}{ccc}x &=& \frac{1}{2}(BC + CD + DE + EF) \\ \\[-4mm]<br />
y &=& \frac{1}{2}(AB + DE + EF + FA) \\ \\[-4mm]<br />
z &=& \frac{1}{2}(FA + AB + BC + CD) \end{array}


    Add: . x+y+z\;=\;\tfrac{1}{2}(2AB + 2BC + 2CD + 2DE + 2EF + 2FA)

    . . . . x+y+z \;= \;AB + BC + CD + DE + EF + FA

    . . . . x+y+z \;=\;360^o

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    Hello again, BG5965!

    I have 3(b) . . .



    3a) In this figure, AOB is the diameter.
    Prove that points OAMP are concylic.

    3b) Find two angles equal to \angle OPA.

    I assume that O is the center of the circle.

    OA = OP . . . both are radii.
    Hence, \Delta AOP is isosceles.
    . . Therefore: . \angle PAO \:=\:\angle OPA

    \angle APB = 90^o . . . It is inscribed in a semicircle.
    Right triangles APB and MOB share angle PBA
    Then: . \Delta APB \sim \Delta MOB

    . . Therefore: . \angle BMO \:=\:\angle PAB \:=\:\angle OPA

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