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MAJOR & MINOR ARC

__MINOR & MAJOR ARC -__

__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.**