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Circle P is tangent to the x-axis and the y-axis. If the coordinates of the center are (r, r), find the length of the chord whose endpoints are the points of tangency.
2r
r²
r√2

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Find the coordinates of the other endpoint if the midpoint is M(8, 2) and the other endpoint is P(5, 6).
(6.5, 4)
(21, 10)
(11, -2)

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Use Pythagorean Theorem to find length of chord AB

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i dont know how..

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Triangle AOB is a right triangle. The lengths of the sides are related byt the Pythagorean Theorem. If a right triangle has legs of lengths a and b, and a hypotenuse of length c, these lengths are related by\[a^2 + b^2 = c^2\]Have you seen this before?

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no...

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May I ask what grade you're in and what course you're working on?

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im in 11 and in geometry but im doing online math this summer....

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OK. You know what a right triangle is, right?

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yes.

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Can you identify which sides are the legs and which side is the hypotenuse?

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i think so

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OK. In the figure I drew, which side is the hypotenuse?

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AB?

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That's right.

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So the other two sides are the legs. Both of these legs are \(r\) unit in length. Do you see where that comes from?

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ya

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Good.

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The Pythagorean Theorem says that the square of the length of the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares of the lengths of the legs. In our diagram\[\left( AB \right)^2 = \left( AO \right)^2 + \left( OB \right)^2\]Do you understand so far?

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no u lost me

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\(AB^2\) is the length of the hypotenuse squared. OK?

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ok

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\(AO^2\) is the length of one of the legs squared.
\(OB^2\) is the length of the other leg squared. OK?

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ok

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Is there an easier way of learning this?

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Now, for any right triangle, the lengths of the sides are related, no matter the size. The relationship is, as stated earlier\[\left( AB \right)^2 = \left( AO \right)^2 + \left( OB \right)^2\]Now, we know that the lengths of the legs (AO & OB) are equal to \(r\). So, substituting that value in, we get\[\left( AB \right)^2 = r^2 + r^2 = 2r^2\]Understand?

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no not really.. Im really slow with math.. ive never been any good

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If \[\left( AO \right) = r\]then \[\left( AO \right)^2 = r^2\]OK?

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ok

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And if \[\left( OB \right) =r\]then\[\left( OB \right)^2 = r^2\]Then by adding them together\[\left( AB \right)^2 + \left( OB \right)^2 = r^2 + r^2\]Still with me?

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um kinda

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Well if \[AO^2 = r^2\] and \[OB^2 = r^2\]then \[AO^2 + OB^2 = r^2 + r^2\]

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okay

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Now \[r^2 + r^2 = 2r^2\]You OK with that?

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yas

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Alright. Putting all of that together, we have\[AB^2 = AO^2 + OB^2\]\[AB^2 = r^2 + r^2\]\[AB^2 = 2r^2\]Now the question requires that we solve for AB. To do that, you need to take the square root of both sides. Can you do that?

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i dont think so

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What is the square root of AB^2?

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umm.. No clue. Im going into all this blind

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What is the square root of any number squared? If 2^2 = 4, what is the square root of 4?

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2??

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Right. And if 3^2 = 9, the square root of 9 is 3. So the square root of any number squared is that number. Now just do it with a variable instead of a number. So what is the square root of AB^2?

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ohhh okay

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So\[AB^2 = 2r^2\]\[\sqrt{AB^2} = \sqrt{2r^2}\]\[AB = \sqrt{2} \sqrt{r^2}\]And what is the square root of r^2?

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umm i have no clue

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We just covered it. The square root of any number squared is that same number. So the square root of r^2 is r. So your answer is\[AB = r \sqrt{2}\]

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ohhh okay thank u soo much

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You're welcome.

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thats what i had too!!!!

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