I'm quite confused with this one and I need help from someone that can solve the problem below.

Priya says, “I think we should try to use triangles because that is how we proved things congruent before.” Mai says, “I think you’re right, but how? Should we draw in some radii?”

Help them complete the proof. Explain your response.

GAMEMASTERX40 May 15, 2020

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Connect OB and OC....these are radii

We have two right triangles

The radii are congruent and the distance from O to each chord is the same

The radii serve as the hypotenuse in each triangle and the distance from O to each chord is a leg

Therefore, by hypotenuse-leg....these triangles are congruent

So the remaining legs ( B to the "top" perpendicular and C to the same perpendicular ) are equal

By the same reasoning, we can prove that the distances from A to its respective perpendicular and C to the same perpendicular are equal if we connect OA and OC

Thus.....the chords will be equal

CPhill May 15, 2020