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+ | A circle is centered at <math>O</math>, <math>\overbar{AB}</math> is a diameter and <math>C</math> is a point on the circle with <math>\angle COB = 50^\circ</math>. What is the degree measure of <math>\angle CAB</math>? | ||
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+ | <math>\textbf{(A)}\ 20 \qquad \textbf{(B)}\ 25 \qquad \textbf{(C)}\ 45 \qquad \textbf{(D)}\ 50 \qquad \textbf{(E)}\ 65</math> | ||
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+ | Assuming we do not already know an inscribed angle is always half of its central angle, we will try a different approach. Since <math>O</math> is the center, <math>OC</math> and <math>OA</math> are radii and they are congruent. Thus, <math>\triangle COA</math> is an isosceles triangle. Also, note that <math>\angle COB</math> and <math>\angle COA</math> are supplementary, then <math>\angle COA = 180 - 50 = 130^{\circ}</math>. Since <math>\triangle COA</math> is isosceles, then <math>\angle OCA \cong \angle OAC</math>. They also sum to <math>50^{\circ}</math>, so each angle is <math>\boxed{\textbf{(B)}\ 25}</math>. | ||
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+ | ==See Also== | ||
+ | {{AMC10 box|year=2010|ab=B|num-b=5|num-a=7}} |
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Problem
A circle is centered at , $\overbar{AB}$ (Error compiling LaTeX. ! Undefined control sequence.) is a diameter and is a point on the circle with . What is the degree measure of ?
Solution
Assuming we do not already know an inscribed angle is always half of its central angle, we will try a different approach. Since is the center, and are radii and they are congruent. Thus, is an isosceles triangle. Also, note that and are supplementary, then . Since is isosceles, then . They also sum to , so each angle is .
See Also
2010 AMC 10B (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
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