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A Chord of Length 6 Cm is Drawn in a Circle of Radius 5 Cm. Calculate Its Distance from the Centre of the Circle. - ICSE Class 10 - Mathematics

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Question

A chord of length 6 cm is drawn in a circle of radius 5 cm. Calculate its distance from the centre of the circle.

Solution

Let AB be the chord and O be the centre of the circle.
Let OC be the perpendicular drawn from O to AB.

We know, that the perpendicular to a chord, from the centre of a circle, bisects the chord.

     ∴ AC = CB = 3 cm
                In ΔOCA,
      OA2 = OC2 + AC2 (By Pythagoras theorem)
  ⟹ OC2 = (5)2 – (3)2 = 16
  ⟹ OC   = 4 cm

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Solution A Chord of Length 6 Cm is Drawn in a Circle of Radius 5 Cm. Calculate Its Distance from the Centre of the Circle. Concept: Chord Properties - the Perpendicular to a Chord from the Center Bisects the Chord (Without Proof).
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