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Suppose a chord of a circle is 32 millimeters long and is 12 millimeters from the center of the circle. What is the circumference of the circle?


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  • Geometry - , Monday, May 23, 2011 at 5:27pm

    A radius to a chord cuts the chord in half at a right angle.
    So if the radius is r, I see that

    r^2 = 12^2 + 16^2
    r^2 = 400
    r = √400 = 20

    circumference = 2πr = 2π(20) = 40π

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