1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Major or minor circular arc

  1. Feb 26, 2008 #1
    I have 3 points defined on an arc of a circle.I need to identify whether they lie on the major arc or minor arc.How is it possible?

    I know the three points.
    I know the radius of the circle
  2. jcsd
  3. Feb 26, 2008 #2


    User Avatar
    Science Advisor

    There are three possible arcs, since any one of the points can be defined to be the interior point.
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook