### My Acrostic (tangent)

Tangent is a straight line that touches a circle but does not cut it.

Any tangent line to a circle is perpendicular to the radius drawn to the point of tangency.

Not only a line but it is also a trig function.

GA (line) is a tangent. Therefore, the angle between tangent GA and chord BC **(angle1) **is congruent to the inscribed angle subtended by the opposite side of the chord**(angle 2).**

EG (line) and GB(line) are congruent because they are drawn from the same point.

Note that in the case of a circle, the tangent line will touch it ONLY at a single point.

Tangent and radius create a 90 degree angle when they intersect.

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## 1 Comments:

What a great idea, combining a diagram with your acrostic! Very clever!

A couple of points to clear up to get your mark:

EG and GA are

not necessarilycongruent, look at the "Tangent Theorem" again. ;-)The second N (tangeNt) is the same point as the first T (Tangent).

The last T (tangenT) is the same as A (tAngent).

You can't use the same concept twice.

You've almost got your mark -- you can do it!

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