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Let <math>x</math> be the degree measurement of <math>\overarc{ED}=\overarc{DC}=\overarc{CB}=\overarc{BA}</math> in circle <math>O</math> and <math>y</math> be the degree measurement of <math>\overarc{EF}=\overarc{FG}=\overarc{GH}=\overarc{HI}=\overarc{IA}</math> in circle <math>C</math>. | Let <math>x</math> be the degree measurement of <math>\overarc{ED}=\overarc{DC}=\overarc{CB}=\overarc{BA}</math> in circle <math>O</math> and <math>y</math> be the degree measurement of <math>\overarc{EF}=\overarc{FG}=\overarc{GH}=\overarc{HI}=\overarc{IA}</math> in circle <math>C</math>. | ||
− | <math>\angle ECA</math> is therefore <math>5y</math> by way of circle <math>C</math> and <math>180-2x</math> by way of circle <math>O</math>. | + | <math>\angle ECA</math> is therefore <math>5y</math> by way of circle <math>C</math> and <math>\frac{360-4x}{2}=180-2x</math> by way of circle <math>O</math>. |
<math>\angle ABD</math> is <math>180 - \frac{3x}{2}</math> by way of circle <math>O</math>, and <math>\angle AHG</math> is <math>180 - \frac{3y}{2}</math> by way of circle <math>C</math>. | <math>\angle ABD</math> is <math>180 - \frac{3x}{2}</math> by way of circle <math>O</math>, and <math>\angle AHG</math> is <math>180 - \frac{3y}{2}</math> by way of circle <math>C</math>. | ||
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Problem
Point and are equally spaced on a minor arc of a circle. Points and are equally spaced on a minor arc of a second circle with center as shown in the figure below. The angle exceeds by . Find the degree measure of .
Solution
Let be the center of the circle with on it.
Let be the degree measurement of in circle and be the degree measurement of in circle . is therefore by way of circle and by way of circle . is by way of circle , and is by way of circle .
This means that:
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which when simplified yields , or . Since: , So: is equal to + , which equates to . Plugging in yields , or .
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