# CLASS-6MAJOR & MINOR ARC

MINOR & MAJOR ARC -

1. Minor Arc:- A minor arc is an arc of a circle that is smaller than a semicircle. It is the shorter of the two possible arcs formed when a circle is divided by a chord (a straight line segment whose endpoints both lie on the circle).
• A minor arc is a section of a circle's circumference that measures less than 180 degrees.
• It is determined by two points on the circle and the arc between those points, taking the shorter path along the circumference.

2. Major Arc:- A major arc is an arc of a circle that is larger than a semicircle. It is the longer of the two possible arcs formed when a circle is divided by a chord.

• A major arc is a section of a circle's circumference that measures more than 180 degrees.
• Similar to the minor arc, it is also determined by two points on the circle, but it takes the longer path along the circumference.

The lengths of these arcs depend on the radius of the circle, the angle subtended by the arc at the centre of the circle, and various other geometric considerations.

An arc less than one-half of the whole arc of a circle is called a minor arc of the circle, and an arc greater than one-half of the whole arc of a circle is called a major arc of the circle.