anonymous
  • anonymous
if two equal chords AB and CD meet at point P when extended, prove that the secant segment AP and CP are equal
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schrodinger
  • schrodinger
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anonymous
  • anonymous
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anonymous
  • anonymous
thanks how do you draw pictures on here?
anonymous
  • anonymous
use the draw facility below

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anonymous
  • anonymous
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anonymous
  • anonymous
This is the picture i have for the question
anonymous
  • anonymous
hhmmm - i'm searching my memory with this one. if we can show that AC is parallel to BD then we can use similar triangles
anonymous
  • anonymous
yeah - thats basically the same as mine
anonymous
  • anonymous
Thanks i thought so...
anonymous
  • anonymous
i'm pretty sure they are parallel but not sure why!
anonymous
  • anonymous
Im not sure why as well thankf for the help
dumbcow
  • dumbcow
To Prove this you need to show that angle A = angle C since the chords are equal, arc AB = arc CD angle A = arc BC/2 angle C = arc AD/2 arc BC = arc CD + arc BD arc AD = arc AB + arc BD using substitution you can show that: arc BC = arc AD, therefore showing that angle A = angle C
anonymous
  • anonymous
Thank you

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