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Re: Is a semicircle a major arc, a minor arc, or neither?
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Mar 29, 2008 11:52 AM


ET <boyson@sysmatrix.net> wrote: > I need to write a 510 paragraph essay on the topic: is a semicircle a > major arc or a minor arc and I'm not sure , but I think it's neither.
It depends simply on what definitions are used. If we use the definitions given at MathWorld, for example, then a semicircle is _both_ a major and a minor arc.
<http://mathworld.wolfram.com/MajorArc.html>
David



