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# BD and BA are tangents to the circle, which has centre O, find angle AEC,EAC, and ECD (picture diagram)?

BD and BA are tangents to the circle, which has centre O, and angle BCA = 55 degrees.

Find the measures of angle AEC, EAC, and ECD.

angle AEC = ____ degrees

angle EAC = ____ degrees

angle ECD = ____ degrees

### 2 Answers

- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
AEC = 55 degrees

EAC = 35 degrees

Since angles BAD = 90 degree (tangents are perpendicular to radius)

And BAC = 55 degree (angles of isosceles triangle)

So, EAC = 90 -55 = 35

ACE = 90 degree ( angle on one side of diameter)

ECD = 35 degrees

Source(s): www.excellup.com - patchellLv 44 years ago
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