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09 Feb 2016, 04:26

Could anyone please be so kind to explain this question with use of diagrams? I have a very hard time understanding the answer to this question. Thank you very much

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12 Sep 2018, 09:04

Quick elimination tip here

An triangle formed by the diameter of a circle and any other point on that circle is a right triangle. The diameter is the hypotenuse and the right angle is formed by the two legs extending to the point. So, in this case, we can create a right triangle by drawing a line from, say, E to D. This shows that angle CED is greater than 90, so eliminate C, D and E.
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In the figure AB and CD are two diameters of circle. Intersecting at angle 48 degree. E is any point on Arc CB. find angle CEB

A. 114 B. 100 C. 80 D. 96 E. 40

Let's use some useful circle properties

First let's add a blue line, to divide ∠CEB into 2 angles

CD is the DIAMETER of the circle Since ∠CED is an inscribed angle containing (aka "holding") the diameter, we can conclude that ∠CED = 90°

Now recognize that the intersection of AB and CD creates two equal (vertically opposite) angles, we can conclude the angle opposite the 48° is also 48°

Now recognize that we have two angles containing (aka "holding") the arc BD Property: If a CENTRAL angle and an INSCRIBED angle contain the same arc, then the CENTRAL angle is TWICE the INSCRIBED angle This means that ∠DEB = 24°

I have a doubt..so from what I understand is that the angle around O should be 360 degree, so shouldnt angle COB be 132 degree? angle COA and angle AOD adds up to 180 degree. angle BOD is 48 degree, making it all add up to 228 degree. Then should angle COB not be 360-228=132 degree?Where am I going wrong, pls help

2nd doubt- is angle COA =48 degree? if not, why? (i assumed angle BOD and COA to be vertically opposite)

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In the figure AB and CD are two diameters of circle. Intersecting at angle 48 degree. E is any point on Arc CB. find angle CEB

A. 114 B. 100 C. 80 D. 96 E. 40

An INSCRIBED ANGLE is formed by two chords. A CENTRAL ANGLE is formed by two radii. When an inscribed angle and a central angle intercept the same two points on a circle, the inscribed angle is 1/2 the central angle. Here, inscribed angle CFB and central angle COB both intercept the circle at points C and B. Since central angle COB = 132º, inscribed angle CFB = (1/2)(132) = 66º.

Rule: When a quadrilateral is inscribed in a circle, opposite angles sum to 180º. Since opposite angles inside inscribed quadrilateral CEBF must sum to 180º, angle CEB = 180-66 = 114.

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10 May 2019, 22:30

VeritasKarishma wrote:

Shree9975 wrote:

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Can any1 explain me how angle COB=180 degrees. Why is the sum 180+48?

Angle COB is not 180.

Note that the angle around O will be 360 degrees. There is angle COB, the smaller angle (the angle that arc CEB subtends at the center) and angle COB, the larger angle (shown by red arrow around center O in the second diagram). The major arc CADB subtends larger angle COB at the center and inscribed angle CEB at the circle. The central angle will be twice the inscribed angle.

The larger angle COB = angle COA + angle AOD + angle DOB = 180 + 48 = 228 = Central angle

Inscribed angle = 228/2 = 114

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Can uou please tell me how is this inscribed angle. I am nt able to figure it out

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In the figure AB and CD are two diameters of circle. Intersecting at angle 48 degree. E is any point on Arc CB. find angle CEB

A. 114 B. 100 C. 80 D. 96 E. 40

An INSCRIBED ANGLE is formed by two chords. A CENTRAL ANGLE is formed by two radii. When an inscribed angle and a central angle intercept the same two points on a circle, the inscribed angle is 1/2 the central angle. Here, inscribed angle CFB and central angle COB both intercept the circle at points C and B. Since central angle COB = 132º, inscribed angle CFB = (1/2)(132) = 66º.

Rule: When a quadrilateral is inscribed in a circle, opposite angles sum to 180º. Since opposite angles inside inscribed quadrilateral CEBF must sum to 180º, angle CEB = 180-66 = 114.

I thought smaller angle COB is 48 degree. Hence the angle CEB is half of angle COB. Please explain what I am missing here.

Regards, Arup

No COB is not 48.. Even if you take COB as 48, CEB is not half of COB.. Any point say r in major arc CB that is CADB will make an angle CrB which will be half of COB. This becomes half of 48 so 24.. Now CEB+CrB will be 180 as sum of opposite angles of a cyclic quadrilateral is 180 and CEBr is cyclic quadrilateral. Thus CEB = 180-24=156.. But no choice is given as 156.

So you have to take COB as 180-48=132 And CEB = 180-132/2=180-66=114
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I thought smaller angle COB is 48 degree. Hence the angle CEB is half of angle COB. Please explain what I am missing here.

Regards, Arup

Angle COB is the larger angle so it will not be 48 degrees. Also, inscribed angle is half of the central angle that subtends the same arc.

COB and CEB subtend different arcs. Angle COB subtends arc CEB. Angle CEB subtends arc CADB. So angle COB will be twice of angle CAB or CDB.
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Thank you both for the nice explanation. The problem says two diameters intersect at an angle 48 degree. How should I understand which one is 48 among the possible 4 angles?

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17 Jun 2019, 09:09

I really don't understand any of the solutions here. When the diameters intersect at 48 degrees, why do we take COB as 48 and not BOD as 48? Even BOD is an intersection angle right?

Can some pls explain the solution with a diagram? (pls highlight the inscribed and central angle, I am getting confused )