In a circle, AB and CD are diameters. Which of the following must be true?
I. The length of arc ABD is equal to the length of arc BAC
II. AB is perpendicular to CD
III. ACBD is a square

originalAbove is an image that shows that II and III don’t have to be true. You can trace arcs ABD and BAC, and you’ll see that they are in fact both the same–they’re the whole circle except the tiny arcs BC and AD, which must be equal because their corresponding central angles are vertical angles.

 

Comments (2)

Leave a Reply