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How do I do this proof?

  1. Sep 8, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Show that the areas of similar circular sections are proportional to the squares on their chords. Assume that the result that the areas of circles are proportional to the squares on their dimeters.

    2. Relevant equations

    no sure

    3. The attempt at a solution

    What does "squares on their chords mean" and "squares on their diameters mean"? I am having trouble visualizing what this is supposed to look like.
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data



    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
     
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  3. Sep 8, 2011 #2

    lanedance

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    read "squares on their chords" as "the square of the length of the chord"
     
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