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If O is the center of the circle shown in the figure and angle y is 60

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If O is the center of the circle shown in the figure and angle y is 60 degrees, what is the sum of the measures of the angles x + y + z?


A. 150
B. 90
C. 60
D. 30
E. It cannot be determined from the information given.


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If O is the center of the circle shown in the figure and angle y is 60 degrees, what is the sum of the measures of the angles x + y + z?


A. 150
B. 90
C. 60
D. 30
E. It cannot be determined from the information given.
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We have, OBC an equilateral triangle (OB=OC=radius, Angle BOC=60, hence Angle OBC=Angle OCB=60 degree)
Note:- The angle subtended by an arc at the centre is double the angle subtended by it at any point on the remaining part of the circle.
So, Angle BAC=\(\frac{60}{2}=30\)

In the triangle ABC, Angle A+Angle B +Angle C=180
Or, 30+x+60+z+60=180
Or, x+y=180-150=30

So, Angle x+y+z=(x+z)+y=30+60=90 degree

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