2014 AMC 8 Problems/Problem 15
Problem
The circumference of the circle with center is divided into equal arcs, marked the letters through as seen below. What is the number of degrees in the sum of the angles and ?
Video Solution
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Solution
For this problem, it is useful to know that the measure of an inscribed angle is half the measure of its corresponding central angle. Since each unit arc is of the circle's circumference, each unit central angle measures . Then, we know that the central angle of x = , so inscribed angle = . Also, central angle of y = , so inscirbed angle = . Summing both inscribed angles gives
See Also
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