# Difference between revisions of "Chord"

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− | A '''chord''' of a [[circle]] <math>C</math> is a [[line segment]] joining two [[point]]s on <math>C</math>. | + | {{stub}} |

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+ | A '''chord''' of a [[circle]] <math>C</math> is a [[line segment]] joining two [[point]]s on <math>C</math>. | ||

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+ | <asy>size(100); | ||

+ | pair C=origin, A=dir(135), B=dir(30); | ||

+ | D(unitcircle); | ||

+ | D(A--B); | ||

+ | MP("C",D(C),N); | ||

+ | MP("A",D(A),NW); | ||

+ | MP("B",D(B),NE);</asy> | ||

− | The [[diameter]] of a circle is the longest chord of the circle. | + | The [[diameter]] of a circle is the longest chord of the circle. The diameter goes through the center of the circle. |

− | + | <asy>size(120); | |

− | + | pair C=origin, A=dir(170), B=dir(-10); | |

+ | D(unitcircle); | ||

+ | D(A--B); | ||

+ | MP("C",D(C),NNE); | ||

+ | MP("A",D(A),WNW); | ||

+ | MP("B",D(B),ESE);</asy> | ||

[[Category:Geometry]] | [[Category:Geometry]] |

## Revision as of 14:29, 16 April 2008

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A **chord** of a circle is a line segment joining two points on .

The diameter of a circle is the longest chord of the circle. The diameter goes through the center of the circle.