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10-59.

In the figure below, is tangent to at point . cm and cm. Homework Help ✎

Circle and Line

  1. What is the area of the circle?

According to the definition of the tangent line, what is the measure of ?
How can you use this to find the length of ?

A tangent line is perpendicular to a radius, so the measure of , so the triangle is a right triangle. So we can use the Pythagorean Theorem.








  1. What is the area of the sector bounded by and ?

Find the measure of . Use this to find the area of the sector.

  1. Find the area of the region bounded by , , and .

Find the area of the triangle formed by . Subtract the area of the sector from the area of the triangle.