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we see that <math>\triangle EAB</math> is equilateral as each side is the radius of one of the two circles. Therefore, <math>\overarc{EB}=m\angle EAB=60^\circ</math>. Therefore, since it is an inscribed angle
 
we see that <math>\triangle EAB</math> is equilateral as each side is the radius of one of the two circles. Therefore, <math>\overarc{EB}=m\angle EAB=60^\circ</math>. Therefore, since it is an inscribed angle

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Two congruent circles centered at points $A$ and $B$ each pass through the other circle's center. The line containing both $A$ and $B$ is extended to intersect the circles at points $C$ and $D$. The circles intersect at two points, one of which is $E$. What is the degree measure of $\angle CED$?

$\textbf{(A) }90\qquad\textbf{(B) }105\qquad\textbf{(C) }120\qquad\textbf{(D) }135\qquad \textbf{(E) }150$

Solution 1

Drawing the diagram:

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we see that $\triangle EAB$ is equilateral as each side is the radius of one of the two circles. Therefore, $\overarc{EB}=m\angle EAB=60^\circ$. Therefore, since it is an inscribed angle

Solution 2

As in Solution 1, observe that $\triangle{EAB}$ is equilateral. Therefore, $m\angle{AEB}=m\angle{EAB}=m\angle{EBA} = 60^{\circ}$. Since $CD$ is a straight line, we conclude that $m\angle{EBD} = 180^{\circ}-60^{\circ}=120^{\circ}$. Since $BE=BD$ (both are radii of the same circle), $\triangle{BED}$ is isosceles, meaning that $m\angle{BED}=m\angle{BDE}=30^{\circ}$. Similarly, $m\angle{AEC}=m\angle{ACE}=30^{\circ}$.

Now, $\angle{CED}=m\angle{AEC}+m\angle{AEB}+m\angle{BED} = 30^{\circ}+60^{\circ}+30^{\circ} = 120^{\circ}$. Therefore, the answer is $\boxed{\textbf{(C) }\ 120}$.


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Problem 22
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Problem 24
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