How far is a chord length 8 cm from the centre of a circle of radius 5 cm?

2) Find the angle and also the shaded area of the circle, when AB=10CM and radius = 10 cm.

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- April 26th 2012, 10:54 PMvigyanMaths ---- a tricky Subject.....
How far is a chord length 8 cm from the centre of a circle of radius 5 cm?

2) Find the angle and also the shaded area of the circle, when AB=10CM and radius = 10 cm. - April 27th 2012, 12:09 AMProve ItRe: Maths ---- a tricky Subject.....
1. The radius is 5cm, so we make an isosceles triangle with one side from the chord (8cm) and the other two sides from two radii (each 5cm).

Use Heron's Formula to evaluate the area of the triangle.

The evaluate the height of the triangle (which is equal to the distance that the chord is from the centre) using A = bh/2. - April 27th 2012, 07:16 AMMytutoingRe: Maths ---- a tricky Subject.....
Or form a right angle triangle using radium - center to one end of cord, center or circle to mid point of cord. You now have two sides of a RA triangel - 5 and 4 cm. Use pythag to find other side.

- April 27th 2012, 08:10 AMPlatoRe: Maths ---- a tricky Subject.....
**This webpage**has all you need to do this sort of problem.