# Two chords

Calculate the length of chord AB and perpendicular chord BC to circle if AB is 4 cm from the center of the circle and BC 8 cm from the center of the circle.

Result

a =  16 cm
b =  8 cm

#### Solution:

$h_{ 1 } = 4 \ cm \ \\ h_{ 2 } = 8 \ cm \ \\ \ \\ \ \\ r^2 = h_{ 1 }^2 + h_{ 2 }^2 \ \\ \ \\ r = \sqrt{ h_{ 1 }^2 + h_{ 2 }^2 } = \sqrt{ 4^2 + 8^2 } = 4 \ \sqrt{ 5 } \ cm \doteq 8.9443 \ cm \ \\ \ \\ D = 2 \cdot \ r = 2 \cdot \ 8.9443 = 8 \ \sqrt{ 5 } \ cm \doteq 17.8885 \ cm \ \\ \ \\ a
$r^2 = h_{ 2 }^2 + (b/2)^2 \ \\ \ \\ b = 2 \cdot \ \sqrt{ r^2 - h_{ 2 }^2 } = 2 \cdot \ \sqrt{ 8.9443^2 - 8^2 } = 8 = 8 \ \text { cm }$

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