Triangle inscribed within a circle

So, in this case, angle BCA within the triangle is half of 40 degrees, which is 20 degrees.In summary, ABC is inscribed within a circle with a diameter of AC forming one of the sides of the triangle. The arc BC on the circle subtends an angle of 40 degrees, and based on the properties of inscribed angles, the measure of angle BCA within the triangle is half of 40 degrees, which is 20 degrees.
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ABC inscribed within a circle whose diameter AC forms one of the sides of hte triangle. If Arc BC on the circle subtends an angle of 40 ddegrees, find the measure of angle BCA within the triangle
 
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What's your idea ?
Any drawing ?
 
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I haven't done this kind of thing since high school. Could you explain how you measure inscribed angles? My initial guess is that one of the sides is 90, one 40, and the other must be 50...
 
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Yes that's right. Because whenever you have a triangle with one of its sides being the diameter of the circle, then the opposite angle to that side will be 90o.
 
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If angle A has its vertex on a circle and subtends an arc of [itex]\theta[/itex] degrees, then the measure of the angle is [itex]\theta/2[/itex] degrees. You are given that one angle of the triangle subtends an arc of 40 degrees and another an arc of 90 degrees.
 

Related to Triangle inscribed within a circle

1. What is the relationship between a triangle inscribed within a circle?

The relationship between a triangle inscribed within a circle is that all three vertices of the triangle lie on the circumference of the circle. This means that the triangle is contained within the circle and the sides of the triangle are tangent to the circle.

2. What are the properties of a triangle inscribed within a circle?

One property of a triangle inscribed within a circle is that the angle formed by the intersection of two tangents to the circle is equal to half the sum of the intercepted arcs. Additionally, the angles formed by a chord and a tangent to the circle are equal in measure.

3. How is the area of a triangle inscribed within a circle calculated?

The area of a triangle inscribed within a circle can be calculated using the formula A = (r^2 / 2) * sin(2θ), where r is the radius of the circle and θ is the central angle of the triangle.

4. Can a triangle inscribed within a circle be equilateral?

Yes, a triangle inscribed within a circle can be equilateral. In fact, any triangle with its vertices on the circumference of a circle will be isosceles, meaning it has two equal sides, and if all three sides are equal, then it is equilateral.

5. What is the relationship between the sides and angles of a triangle inscribed within a circle?

The sides and angles of a triangle inscribed within a circle have a special relationship known as the inscribed angle theorem. This theorem states that the measure of an inscribed angle is half the measure of the intercepted arc. In other words, the angle formed by two sides of a triangle inscribed in a circle is equal to half the measure of the arc intercepted by those sides.

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