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Circle O is a unit circle. Segment AS has length 14/5 and is tangent to circle O at A. If P is the intersection of OS with circle O, find length PS.

 

 Nov 2, 2020
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AO = PO

 

PS = [sqrt(AS2 + AO2)] - PO

 

PS = 1.973213749

 Nov 2, 2020
edited by Guest  Nov 2, 2020
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Circle O is a unit circle. Segment AS has length 14/5 and is tangent to circle O at A. If P is the intersection of OS with circle O, find length PS.

 

Hello Guest!

 

\((\overline{PS}+r)^2=2.8^2+r^2\\ \)

 

\(r=1\\ \overline{PS}=1.973\)

laugh  !

 Nov 2, 2020
edited by asinus  Nov 2, 2020
edited by asinus  Nov 3, 2020
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Hello, asinus!    There are 2 ways to solve this:   1/   Pythagorean theorem (above)

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                                                                              2/   AS2 = PS * SN     

( N is a point on a circle opposite to point P )

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Let me correct myself: there are at least 2 ways to solve this...smiley

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