There is my problem in attachment. I've done (a), but how can I solve (b). Please help me.
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Draw chord
Since is inscribed in a semicircle,
In right triangle
In right triangle
Hence: .
. . Therefore: .
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In right triangle , we have:
. . .[1]
Since , part (a) gives us: .
Then we have: .
. . which simplifies to: .
. . which factors: .
And we have: . .**
Substitute into [1]: .
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The other factor produces: .
. . which has no real root.