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OpenSessame
 one year ago
Compare the quantity in Column A with the quantity in Column B. PA is tangent to the circle at A.
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OpenSessame
 one year ago
Compare the quantity in Column A with the quantity in Column B. PA is tangent to the circle at A. https://study.ashworthcollege.edu/access/content/group/45b8c516100846d7aa1dbb9b62c786ff/geometry_exam_12_files/mc0112.jpg

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OpenSessame
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Column A: AP Column B: AX

OpenSessame
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0A. The quantity in Column A is greater. B. The quantity in Column B is greater. C. The two quantities are equal. D. The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.

Mandre
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0From what I can see D is the answer, but I might be missing something so maybe someone who knows better than me will answer :).

OpenSessame
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@Directrix Help me out again please?

Directrix
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Are we given that segment AP is a tangent to the circle. This type problem, Quantitative Comparison, was on the SATs at one time. So, if segment AP is a tangent, it will be stated. Look at the question and see. And, if there are several questions based on this diagram, look above the first question for given information.

OpenSessame
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Whats given, im not sure how to read the picture?

OpenSessame
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I just know the two things im supposed to compare and that AP is tangent.

dumbcow
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok here is what you need...look at first 2 theorems http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circles#Theorems

dumbcow
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0from those you can find.... AX = 9 AP = 2sqrt13

Directrix
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1AP = 2sqrt13 is based on the assumption that segment AP is a tangent, is it not? @dumbcow

dumbcow
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0it states that AP is tangent to circle

Directrix
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1@OpenSessame The solution for AX comes from this theorem:

OpenSessame
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So that would mean that AP is bigger?

OpenSessame
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The problem is thats what i got at first and it said it was wrong. And Directrix is says that PA is tangent of the circle.

dumbcow
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0in original post "Compare the quantity in Column A with the quantity in Column B. PA is tangent to the circle at A. "

Directrix
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.11) The problem is thats what i got at first and it said it was wrong. > I don't know what you are saying here. What did you write the first time and was told what you wrote is wrong? 2) is says that PA is tangent of the circle. Okay. Finally, I see it. Thanks for your patience on that.

Directrix
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1@OpenSessame Tell me about this: 1) The problem is thats what i got at first and it said it was wrong. > I don't know what you are saying here. What did you write the first time and was told what you wrote is wrong?

OpenSessame
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0That AP is the bigger quantity.

Directrix
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1AX = 9 = sqrt(81) > LARGER AP = 2sqrt13 = sqrt(52)

OpenSessame
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So the answer would be B?

OpenSessame
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Okay thanks! I have a few other questions i need help with...

Directrix
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Close this thread and open a new post. I'll meet you at the new post.
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