Circumference of a Circle Given Chord Length
Date: 9/11/96 at 5:9:26 From: Media Centre Subject: Chord Length, Circumference of a Circle Given the length of a chord of a circle, is it possible to determine the circumference?
Date: 9/11/96 at 12:18:29 From: Doctor Jerry Subject: Re: Chord Length, Circumference of a Circle The length of a chord is not sufficient to calculate the circumference. The reason is that the same chord can be a chord in circles of different radii (and, so, different circumferences). For example, one meter line segment is a chord in any sufficiently large circle. -Doctor Jerry, The Math Forum Check out our web site! http://mathforum.org/dr.math/
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