Posted by **Anonymous** on Monday, November 1, 2010 at 9:09am.

The radius of a circle is 34 meters long,and a chord of the circle is 60 meters long.how far is the chord from the center of the circle?

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**Reiny**, Monday, November 1, 2010 at 9:14am
draw a diagram and you should see an isosceles triangle with sides 34, 34 and 60

draw the height from the centre to the 60 side

it will hit the middle, so now you have a right-angled triangle with sides h, 30 and hypotenuse 34

solve for h

h^2 + 30^2 = 34^2

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