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Which is greater x or y in the circle

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Quantity A
Quantity B
\(x\)
\(y\)




A) Quantity A is greater.
B) Quantity B is greater.
C) The two quantities are equal.
D) The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.

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Quantity A
Quantity B
\(x\)
\(y\)




Angle x is an INSCRIBED angle "holding" arc AB
Angle y is an CENTRAL angle "holding" arc AB

A certain circle property (see video below) states that, if a CENTRAL angle and INSCRIBED angle hold the same arc, then the CENTRAL angle is TWICE the measurement of the INSCRIBED angle.

Answer: B

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Re: Which is greater x or y in the circle [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2019, 19:14
Center angle is double of inscribed angle.
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