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AB and CD are two parallel chords in the same circle measuring 5 cm and 11 cm respectively.

If, the distance between AB and CD is 6 cm

Then find out the radius of the circle

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How to solve?

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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See diagram.

The perpendicular bisector of any chord goes through the centre of the circle (prove by congruency) and as the chords are parallel , FGE is a straight line.

So FG = x => GE = 6 - x

Get expressions for R using Pythagoras on AFG and also CEG.

Eliminate x and find R

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Thanks I can do it now

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