# Tangent

## Radius of Circle of New Atom Smasher

**Problem**

A new kind of atom smasher is to be composed of two tangents and a circular arc which is concave toward the point of intersection of the two tangents. Each tangent and the arc of the circle is 1 mile long, what is the radius of the circle? Use 1 mile = 5280 ft.

A. 1437 ft. | C. 1347 ft. |

B. 1734 ft. | D. 1374 ft. |

## Equation of a curve with given equation of slope and passing through a point

**Problem**

What is the equation of the curve passing through the point (3, -2) and having a slope at any point (x, y) equal to (x^{2} + y^{2}) / (y^{3} - 2xy)?

## Relationship Between Central Angle and Inscribed Angle

Central angle = Angle subtended by an arc of the circle from the center of the circle.

Inscribed angle = Angle subtended by an arc of the circle from any point on the circumference of the circle. Also called *circumferential angle* and *peripheral angle*.

Figure below shows a central angle and inscribed angle intercepting the same arc AB. The relationship between the two is given by

if and only if both angles intercepted the same arc. In the figure below, θ and α intercepted the same arc AB.

## The Circle

The following are short descriptions of the circle shown below.

Secant - is a line that would pass through two points on the circle.

Chord - is a secant that would terminate on the circle itself.

Diameter, d - is a chord that passes through the center of the circle.

Radius, r - is one-half of the diameter.

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