SubtendDate: 07/23/97 at 16:04:17 From: Brian Ferri Subject: Definition of the word "Subtends" Please give me the definition of the word, "Subtends." This is not in your on-line math dictionary. Thank you. Date: 07/23/97 at 19:40:09 From: Doctor Anthony Subject: Re: definition of the word "Subtends" If you think of the side opposite say angle A in a triangle, then that side 'SUBTENDS' angle A. The word is most commonly used for the chord of a circle, SUBTENDING an angle at the circumference or at the centre of the circle. You can also think of the arc of a circle subtending an angle at the centre or at the circumference. The angle subtended is 'opposite' the chord or arc. -Doctor Anthony, The Math Forum Check out our web site! http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ |
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