# Difference between revisions of "Chord"

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− | A '''chord''' of a [[circle]] <math> | + | A '''chord''' of a [[circle]] <math>O</math> is a [[line segment]] joining two [[point]]s on <math>O</math>. |

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+ | <asy>size(100); | ||

+ | pair O=origin,A=dir(135),B=dir(30); | ||

+ | D(unitcircle); | ||

+ | D(A--B); | ||

+ | MP("O",D(O),S); | ||

+ | MP("A",D(A),W); | ||

+ | MP("B",D(B),E);</asy> | ||

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+ | The [[diameter]] of a circle is the longest chord of that circle. The diameter goes through the center of the circle. | ||

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+ | <asy>size(120); | ||

+ | pair O=origin,A=dir(170),B=dir(-10); | ||

+ | D(unitcircle); | ||

+ | D(A--B); | ||

+ | MP("O",D(O),N); | ||

+ | MP("A",D(A),W); | ||

+ | MP("B",D(B),E);</asy> | ||

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+ | [[Category:Geometry]] |

## Latest revision as of 11:16, 18 February 2018

A **chord** of a circle is a line segment joining two points on .

The diameter of a circle is the longest chord of that circle. The diameter goes through the center of the circle.

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