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In the adjoining figure,

Find angle BCD

Please give me the steps to do it

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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First fin BAD from the triangle ABD,and get BCD from the fact that the quadrilayeral ABCD is inscribed in a circle,which means that BAD+BCD=180°.

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How do you know that BAD+BCD=180 degrees?

What is the property being used?

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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hi Agnishom

This is one of the five "angle properties of a circle" **

see diagram

The angle at the centre is twice the angle at the circumference so

reflex BED = 2 x BAD

and

acute BED = 2 x BCD

As reflex BED + acute BED = 360 => BAD + BCD = 180.

This is true for both pairs of opposite angles in all cyclic quadrilaterals.

**Do you want to know the other four?

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Thanks Bob;

Now I understand

Will you kindly tell me the other properties?

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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hi Agnishom

(1) In any circle the angle made by a chord AB at the centre is twice the angle made at the circumference.

In diagram 1, AOB = 2 x APB

proof: Extend PO to C (exact position is not important)

Let x = APC and y = CPB

Triangle APO is isosceles (AO = PO = radius) => PAO = x => AOC = 2x

Similarly, COB = 2y.

Thus AOB = 2x + 2y = 2(x+y) = 2 x APB

(2) Two angles on the same arc and made by the same chord will be equal.

As the angle AOB is fixed whilst AB is fixed, the point P may be moved to position Q with AQB = APB = half AOB

The proof of (1) breaks down if Q is moved so far round the circle that it moves the other side of A or the other side of B. So Q = P only whilst Q is on the same arc as P.

If Q moves to the other side of the circle use property (4)

(3) If AB is a diameter then APB = 90.

obvious as 180 = 2 x 90

(4) Opposite angles in a cyclic quadrilateral add up to 180.

Proof given in earlier post.

Note: Given any three non collinear points, it is always possible to draw exactly one circle that goes through them.

If a fourth point is placed somewhere not on the circle a quadrilateral is made that is definitely not cyclic.

But, if the point is moved onto the circle, then property (4) applies.

Property (5) in next post.

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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Property (5)

The angle between a tangent and a chord is equal to the angle made by the chord on the opposite side of the circle.

In the diagram, TB is a tangent to the circle at B. TBA = APB

proof; AOB = 2x + 2y (see proof above for definition of x and y)

=> OBA = 90 - (x+y)

But OBT = 90 => TBA = x + y

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Thanks

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Isn't (3) just a special case of (1)?

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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Yes, but it's useful to have it as a separate case.

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