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Circle Cheat Sheet

Vocabulary: Label each special segment/line on the given circles


Radius Secant

Diameter O
Tangent O

Chord Point of tangency

Tangents: Identify each special relationship on each diagram

O
O

Angles: For each angle, do the following:


(a) Name the type of angle labeled with an x
(b) Write the formula that you would use to solve for x

(a) (a) (a)


(a)

(b) (b) (b)


(b)

x a b b
x a
b
x a

(a) an angle formed by … (a) an angle formed by … (a) an angle formed by …

(b) (b) (b)


Polygons: For each of the inscribed polygons, illustrate the special angle values.

Segments: For each segment length, do the following:


(a) Name how the segments are formed
(b) Write the formula that you would use to solve for one of the missing lengths

y x
b
a
a
x b

(a) a segment formed by … (a) a segment formed by …

(b) (b)

(a) a segment formed by …


x

a (b)
b

Distance: Label each length in the given diagram and write an equation
Circles Spheres
- diameter - radius of the sphere
- radius - radius of the circle
- distance from the center to the chord - distance from the center to the plane
- chord length (cross-section)