Hi everyone, and welcome to MathSux! In this post, we are going to go over the Central Angles Theorems of circles. We’ll go over the theorems associated with central angles and then solve a quick example. Make sure to test your understanding of central angles and arcs with the practice questions at the end of this post. And, if you want more, don’t forget to check out the video below, happy calculating!
Central Angles and Arcs:
Central angles and arcs form when two radii are drawn from the center point of a circle. When these two radii come together they form a central angle. A central angle is equal to the length of the arc. When it comes to measuring the central angle, the central angle is always equal to arc length and vice versa:
Central Angles = Arc Length
Central Angle Theorems:
There are a two central angle theorems to know, check them out below!
Central Angle Theorem #1:
Central Angle Theorem #2:
Let’s look at how to apply these rules with an Example:
Let’s do this one step at a time.
Still got questions? No problem! Don’t hesitate to comment with any questions or check out the video above. Happy calculating! 🙂