# How to do this perpendicular bisector of a chord question?

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Unable to figure this out and the answer gives no explanation in the textbook. Could someone kindly help?

Unable to figure this out and the answer gives no explanation in the textbook. Could someone kindly help?

The center of the circle is

The equation of a circle is

Plug in the equation of the circle for the 3 coordinates

Point A

Point B

Point C

From equations 1 and 2, we get

From equation 2 and 3, we get

Therefore,

The radius of the circle is

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(3, 3 )

Here AB is a chord, o is the center of the circle. OD is the perpendicular of the chord.Three points A, B and C may be the points of a triangle ABC which is inscribed of a circle.we have to find out the co-ordinates of o. Rest procedure as above done.

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As explained below

Perpendicular bisector of a chord of a circle passes through the centre.

To prove this, draw a chord AB of a circle. If M is the midpoint of AB, the perpendicular bisector would passe through M. Now take any point P on this perpendicular bisector. Join A and B with P.

Now consider the right triangles APM and BPM. Both these triangles would be congruent by SAS, because AM=BM, PM=PM and angle AMP= angle BMP=

Therefore AP=BP. Since P is any point on the perpendicular bisector, it can be concluded that all points on the perpendicular bisector would be equidistant from A and B.

Now extend the perpendicular bisector on either side of chord AB, so that it meets the circle at points Q and R. Then AQ= BQ and AR=BR. The two triangles thus formed AQR and BQR would be congruent by SSS because AQ=BQ, AR=BR and QR=QR. Thus angle QAR = angleQBR. Since AQBR is a cyclic quadrilateral, angles QAR and QBR will be supplementary. These two angles would thus be

Thus it is proved that perpendicular bisector of the chord AB passes through the centre of the circle.

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To find the perpendicular bisector of a chord in a circle, follow these steps:

- Identify the chord and its endpoints on the circle.
- Find the midpoint of the chord using the midpoint formula.
- Calculate the slope of the chord using the endpoints.
- Determine the negative reciprocal of the chord's slope to find the slope of the perpendicular bisector.
- Use the slope-intercept form of a line to find the equation of the perpendicular bisector, using the midpoint and the slope found.
- The resulting equation represents the perpendicular bisector of the chord.

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When evaluating a one-sided limit, you need to be careful when a quantity is approaching zero since its sign is different depending on which way it is approaching zero from. Let us look at some examples.

When evaluating a one-sided limit, you need to be careful when a quantity is approaching zero since its sign is different depending on which way it is approaching zero from. Let us look at some examples.

When evaluating a one-sided limit, you need to be careful when a quantity is approaching zero since its sign is different depending on which way it is approaching zero from. Let us look at some examples.

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