MathsBasic Geo IdeasCirclesChords of a Circle

Chords of a Circle

Table of Contents

  • Chord
  • Diameter
  • Summary
  • What’s Next?

In the previous segment, we learnt about the Area of a circle. In this segment, we will learn about Chords.

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    What is a Chord in a circle?

    The line segment joining any two distinct points on a circle is called a Chord.

    For example,

    in the below figure, segment AB is the chord of the circle with centre O.

    A

    B

    O

    Chord of a circle

    What is the Diameter of a circle?

    The chord passing through the centre of a circle is its Diameter.

    For example,

    the line segment AB passing through the centre O of the circle is its diameter.

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