Elementary Geometry for College Students (6th Edition)

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 9781285195698
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-569-8

Chapter 6 - Section 6.4 - Some Constructions and Inequalities for the Circle - Exercises - Page 302: 27b


Side AC

Work Step by Step

In a circle with multiple chords the longer chord corresponds to the larger minor arc. Since arc AC is the largest arc, chord AC must be the longest chord. The longer a chord is the closer it is to the center of a circle. Therefore chord AC is closest to point O.
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