### Measures of arcs and central angles

We can use a few more theorems to find the measures of arcs and central angles of circles.  Let’s begin by stating a few theorems:

THEOREM:  The measure of a central angle is equal to the measure of the arc it intersects.

THEOREM:  The measure of a major arc (an arc greater than a semicircle) is equal to $$360^\circ$$ minus the measure of the corresponding minor arc.

THEOREM:  Vertical angles are equal.

EXAMPLE:  Find the measure of the arc $$\widehat {IKH}$$ SOLUTION: $$\widehat {IKH}$$ is a major arc, so, by a theorem above, its measure is $$360^\circ - m\widehat {IH}$$. Then we must find the measure of $$\widehat {IH}$$.

Again, by a theorem above, we know that the measure of the central angle corresponding to $$\widehat {JK}$$ must be $$70^\circ$$. Now we can conclude, by the fact that straight angles measure $$180^\circ$$, that the central angle corresponding to $$\widehat {IH}$$ equals $$180 - 70 - 70 = 40$$. That is, $$m\widehat {IH} = 40^\circ$$.

So we can conclude that $$m\widehat {IKH} = 360^\circ - 40^\circ = 320^\circ$$.

EXAMPLE:  Find $$m\angle JKI$$ SOLUTION:  Since $$\widehat {FKG} = 50^\circ$$, we can conclude, by a theorem above, that $$\angle FKG = 50^\circ$$. Then, by the vertical angle theorem, we know that $$\angle JKL = \angle FKG$$. That is, $$\angle JKL = 50^\circ$$. 8068 x

Find the measure of the arc or central angle indicated. Assume that lines which appear to be diameters are actual diameters.

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