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anonymous

  • one year ago

A 14-cm chord and a 19-cm chord intersect in a circle. The 14-cm chord is divided into a 6-cm segment and an 8-cm segment. Find the lengths of the two segments into which the other chord is divided

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  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Hello

  2. anonymous
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    I can help you

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    how do i do it?

  4. jim_thompson5910
    • one year ago
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    |dw:1434840159918:dw|

  5. jim_thompson5910
    • one year ago
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    Let x = length of CE that means length of ED = 19 - x |dw:1434840292962:dw|

  6. jim_thompson5910
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    then you'll use the intersecting chords theorem http://www.mathopenref.com/chordsintersecting.html to say AE*EB = CE*ED 6*8 = x*(19-x)

  7. jim_thompson5910
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    solve 6*8 = x*(19-x) for x to find the length of CE

  8. jim_thompson5910
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    does that make sense?

  9. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    oh yes, i didn't know that theorem

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