4.3a: Central/Inscribed Angles
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M(G&M)–10–2 Makes and defends conjectures, constructs geometric
arguments, uses geometric properties, or uses theorems to solve problems
involving angles, lines, polygons, circles, or right triangle ratios (sine, cosine,
tangent) within mathematics or across disciplines or contexts (e.g., Pythagorean
Theorem, Triangle Inequality Theorem).
Central Angle: an angle whose vertex is at the center of the circle
ABC Has a vertex at the center
Sum of Central Angles: The sum of all central angles in a circle
Is 360 degrees.
Find m ADC
Little m indicates degree measure of the arc
AC is a minor arc. Minor arcs are less than 180 degrees. They use the
the two endpoints.
ADC is a major arc. Major arc are greater than 180 degrees. They use
three letters, the endpoints and a point in-between them.
Major Concept: Degree measures of arcs are the same as its central angles
What is the mFY?
What is the mFRY?
Circle P has a diameter added to its figure every step
so all central angles are congruent.
What is the sum of the measures of 3 central angles after
the 5th step? Explain in words how you know.
Step 1 Step 3
In Circle P
m1 140 with diameter AC. Find each measure.
2) m BC
3) m AB
4) m ABC
In circle F, m EFD = 4x+6, m DFB = 2x + 20. Find mAB
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Inscribed Angle: An angle with a vertex ON the circle and made up of 2 chords
ABC Is the inscribed angle
Intercepted Arc: The arc formed by connecting the two endpoints
of the inscribed angle
Inscribed angles degree measures are half the degree measure of
their intercepted arc
What is mACB
What is the mBG
What is the mGCB?
Major Concept: If 2 different inscribed angles intercept the same arc, then
the angles are congruent
Important Fact: If a quadrilateral is inscribed in a circle, then the opposite angles
What angles are supplementary
Circle C, mS 28 and mR 110
Find mQ and mT
Find the degree measure
of all angles and arcs
Concentric Circles- circles with the same center, but different Radii
What is an example you can think of outside of geometry?