#### Question

Radius of a circle with centre O is 25 cm. Find the distance of a chord from the centre if length of the chord is 48 cm.

#### Solution

Perpendicular drawn from the centre of the circle to the chord bisects the chord.

So, PD = `1/2` CD = `48/2` = 24 cm

In Δ OPD,

We apply the pythagoras theorem,

OP² + PD² = OD²

⇒ OP² + 24² = 25²

⇒ OP² = 25² - 24² = 625 -576 = 49

⇒ OP² = 49

⇒ OP = 7 CM

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Solution Radius of a Circle with Centre O is 25 Cm. Find the Distance of a Chord from the Centre If Length of the Chord is 48 Cm. Concept: Properties of Chord of a Circle.