We did investigation 8 today. Here were the instructions.

1.

(a) Construct a chord AB in the circle.

(b) Construct a tangent, RS, to the Circle at A. The tangent should not be perpendicular to AB.

(c) Measure the angle of RAB.

You can plot down the points anywhere you'd like. Just be sure that your chord and the tangent line aren't perpendicular. I measured angle RAB and ended up with 35° with mine.

(d) Construct a point, C, on the circle, on the opposite side of chord AB from angle RAB.

Some of us where have a few problems plotting down C. We did plot C opposite of the chord AB, but had it plotted down inside the circle. The question asks to plot it on the circle, meaning on the circumference. What we did was plot it down in the circle which was different from what was being asked. So, just look out for those small things and read the question carefully.

(e) Construct and measure inscribed angle ABC. What do you notice?

From looking at the slide below, you will notice that angle ACB is the same as RAB.

(f) Measure angle SAB.

As you can see, angle SAB measures 145°.

(g) Construct a point, D, on the circle, on the opposite side of the chord AB from angle SAB.

(h) Construct and measure inscribed angle ADB. What do you notice?

Angle SAB and ADB are the same.

Here is sort of a final drawing on all the angles that were measured.

THIS HERE IS CALLED THE TANGENT-CHORD THEOREM.

(i) Can you articulate a general rule for what you have found? Your sentence should begin:

"If an angle is formed between a tangent line and a chord, then...."

The rule here is simply that "If an angle is formed between a tangent line and a chord, then the inscribed angle subtended by the opposite side of the chord is congruent."

RULE

IF AN ANGLE IS FORMED BETWEEN A TANGENT LINE AND A CHORD, THEN THE INSCRIBED ANGLE IS SUBTENDED BY THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE CHORD IS CONGRUENT.

IF AN ANGLE IS FORMED BETWEEN A TANGENT LINE AND A CHORD, THEN THE INSCRIBED ANGLE IS SUBTENDED BY THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE CHORD IS CONGRUENT.

And yes, I did mean to repeat that, and repeat it in a way that will be easily read. It's so that you can remember the rule better. Through repetition. Hopefully it works.

The HOMEWORK for tonight is to Re-do the questions we had trouble with in EX. 33. And also EX. 34.

REMINDER: There will be a quiz maybe tomorrow, or the next day after.

I chose the next scribe to be Natnael.

Good Night~

The HOMEWORK for tonight is to Re-do the questions we had trouble with in EX. 33. And also EX. 34.

REMINDER: There will be a quiz maybe tomorrow, or the next day after.

I chose the next scribe to be Natnael.

Good Night~

wow! You've done it! :D Your scribe post is really easy to understand. You explained things very well. Keep it up!

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