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Posted by **DAME** on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 4:06pm.

What does this mean?

...find the lenght of the arc subtended by an angle of measure 2...

(I suck at English :) )

- English/Math -
**bobpursley**, Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 4:23pmIt means, on a circle, find the length of the arc at the end of a radius, rotated thru some angle. Of course, you know the length if it is a complete circle as 2PI*radius.

- Math -
**Steve**, Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 4:26pmIf you draw two radii of a circle with center O, and they intersect the circle at A and B, then angle AOB is said to

**subtend**the arc AB.

The length of the circular arc AB is rθ, where θ is measured in radians.

An angle of π/2 is a right angle, so it subtends 1/4 of a circle. The whole circumference is 2πr, so πr/2 is 1/4 of that.

For your problem, an angle of measure 2 will subtend an arc of length 2r, whatever the radius r of the circle is.

- English/Math -
**DAME**, Friday, March 23, 2012 at 3:45pmTahnk you very much!

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