Trig Question

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Our teacher was talking about something regarding two tangent lines on a circle who distance between the tangent lines is square root of 3 times the radius of the circle...
She wanted us to find the proof of this but I am stumped on where to even look...
Does any one know what she is talking about???

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Hi Miike012! :smile:
Our teacher was talking about something regarding two tangent lines on a circle who distance between the tangent lines is square root of 3 times the radius of the circle...
She wanted us to find the proof of this but I am stumped on where to even look...
Does any one know what she is talking about???

But they aren't tangent lines. :confused:

Can you give us a clue as to roughly what the theorem was about? :redface:
 
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Well, first, your picture must be incorrect. A tangent line will touch the circle at a single point only. Are you sure that's all the information you have?
 
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Thats what I was thinking... I am going to email her right now and ask her..
 

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