# Geometry/Chapter 21

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A collection of theorems about chords of a circle can be summarized as under.

1. **If a straight line drawn from the centre of a circle bisects a chord which does not pass through the centre, it cuts the chord at right angles. Conversely, if it cuts the chord at right angles, it bisects it.**

**(Euclid III. 3)**

2. **One circle, and only one, can pass through any three points not in the same straight line.**

3.**If from a point within a circle more than two equal straight lines can be drawn to the circumference, that point is the centre of the circle.** (Euclid III. 9)

4.**Equal chords of a circle are equidistant from the centre. Conversely, chords which are equidistant from the centre are equal**. (Euclid III. 14)

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