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asked in category: General Last Updated: 17th June, 2020

What is a tangential arc?

Definition of tangent arc. : a halo that touches a circular halo.

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Just so, how do you construct a tangential arc?

Draw a line connecting the point to the center of the circle. Construct the perpendicular bisector of that line. Place the compass on the midpoint, adjust its length to reach the end point, and draw an arc across the circle. Where the arc crosses the circle will be the tangent points.

One may also ask, how do you draw an arc with a compass? Compass

  1. make sure that the hinge at the top of the compass is tightened so that it does not slip.
  2. tighten the hold for the pencil so it also does not slip.
  3. align the pencil lead with the compass's needle.
  4. press down the needle and turn the knob at the top of the compass to draw a circle (or arc)

In this way, how many ways can an arc be tangent to one line?

Two non-parallel lines can have only one tangent on each line using an arc of a specific radii. If there is a specific arc size, there can be as many as two ways the arc can be tangent to the line. Finally, an arc of a specific radii can be tangent to two other arcs in two places on each arc.

How do you construct an arc?

Constructing Angles of 60º, 120º, 30º and 90º

  1. Step 1: Draw the arm PQ.
  2. Step 2: Place the point of the compass at P and draw an arc that passes through Q.
  3. Step 3: Place the point of the compass at Q and draw an arc that passes through P. Let this arc cut the arc drawn in Step 2 at R.

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