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I don't know how to draw or do this.

A plane 5 cm from the center of a sphere intersects the sphere in a circle with diameter of 24 cm. Find the diameter of the sphere.

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    Draw a circle and draw a line cutting the circle, that line will represent the plane

    So you are looking at a cross-section.
    the length of the chord is 24 cm.
    draw a line from the centre to that chord, it will be 5 cm.
    Draw a line from the centre to the end of the chord, this would be the radius of the circle.

    Don't you have a right-angled triangle where the hypotenuse is the radius??

    so r^2 = 12^2 + 5^2
    r = 13

    so the diameter of the circle is 26

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