Secant-Secant Relationships
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Introduction
    In this section of MATHguide, you will learn a variety of relationships within a circle that involve chords and arcs. Here are the topics within this page:




    Secants are lines that intersect circles more than once. Here is what a secant line looks like.

secant line

    Learn more about other terminology related to circles in this MATHguide lesson.

    esson: Circle Terminology

    The sections that follow will address various properties that involve secant lines.


    Within this section, we will explore the relationships of lengths between secant lines that intersect a circle and they also intersect each other outside the circle. Examine this diagram to view intersecting secant lines.

Intersecting Secants

    This video will explain the relationship and demonstrate how to use it on problems.

    ideo: Secant-Secant Partial Lengths Relationship


    We will now look at the relationship between an angle and two arcs within the interior of that angle. Examine this diagram to view intersecting secant lines and the arcs it intercepts.

Intersecting Secants

    This video will explain the relationship and demonstrate how to use it on problems.

    ideo: Secant-Secant Arcs and Angle Relationship
    ideo: Secants, Arcs, and Angles


    View the following instructional videos.

    ideo: Secant-Secant Partial Lengths Relationship
    ideo: Secant-Secant Arcs and Angle Relationship


    This quiz will check for your understanding.

    ideo: Secants, Arcs, and Angles


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    Here are lessons that are related to chords.

    esson: Circle Terminology
    esson: Central Angles
    esson: Inscribed Angles
    esson: Chord-Chord Relationships