







Radius angle and arc length 
20161124 

pavidthra pose la question : Length or arc 11 and angle of subtended 45.need to find a radius Penny Nom lui répond. 





A chord of a circle, the central angle and the radius 
20160126 

Nishan pose la question : If chord length is given along with angle then how to calculate the radius. Penny Nom lui répond. 





The distance over a Quonset 
20150820 

jane pose la question : total base of hemisphere is 30 ft
apex height is 20 feet
what is total length over dome Penny Nom lui répond. 





A reversed curved on a railroad track 
20140619 

cherrielyn pose la question : Assuming that earth is a sphere of radius 6380 km,
what is the difference in the latitudes of two cities 270 miles apart
positioned on the same meridian?
Thank you in advanced po! :) Penny Nom lui répond. 





A sector of a circle 
20110107 

Alice pose la question : the radius of a circle is 7cm the angle of the sector is 68 how do you find the Penny Nom lui répond. 





Forming an arc with 2 inch steel 
20090211 

Craige pose la question : I need to calculate the bending radius of 2" wide steel to achieve given inside and outside arc lengths Harley Weston lui répond. 





A space camera circles the Earth 
20080616 

Rita pose la question : A space camera circles the Earth at a height of h miles above the surface. Suppose that d distance, IN MILES, on the surface of the Earth can be seen from the camera.
(a) Find an equation that relates the central angle theta to the height h.
(b) Find an equation that relates the observable distance d and theta.
(c) Find an equation that relates d and h.
(d) If d is to be 3500 miles, how high must the camera orbit above Earth?
(e) If the camera orbits at a height of 400 miles, what distance d on the surface can be seen? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Arclength 
20080607 

prem pose la question : i am engineer, i need the formula for calculate the arclength by using only chord length and radius only Penny Nom lui répond. 





Chords and arc lengths 
20070308 

Angela pose la question : my dad, who is a welder, asked me a question pertaining to chords and points on an arc to which I cannot for the life of me find an answer or an equation. if you could help, it would be much appreciated. I am sending an attachment of the problem. Stephen La Rocque lui répond. 





The length of an arc 
20041121 

Daryl pose la question : I am tying to find the arc length of a line 6' and the vertex of the arc 1' off of the line. that is all that is known Penny Nom lui répond. 





The railing around a pool 
20040726 

Bob pose la question : I have a 15' circular above ground pool. Around the perimeter of the pool are eleven (11) sections of railing. Each rail has 5 slots at each end for pins. I have calculated that the length of the arc under the railing to be 51.4". what I am trying to determine is the distance between the end points of the arc so that I can figure out which slot to use in the rails without going round and round the pool moving and removing the rails until they finally fit. Been there, done that, no fun. Penny Nom lui répond. 





How would you find the length of the chord? 
20021031 

A draftsperson pose la question : If given the length of an arc and the distance from the midpoint of the arc to the midpoint of a chord, how would you find the length of the chord and the radius of the arc. The chords endpoints are the same as the the arcs endpoints. Penny Nom lui répond. 





Arclength of an ellipse 
20010703 

A hobbyist pose la question : What is the equation (with the length of the arc as a variable) for one quadrant of the ellipse,... Claude tardif lui répond. 





Arc of a sphere 
20010304 

Some students pose la question : My friends and i have a geometry project and we cannot seem to figure out how to find the arc of a sphere. Harley Weston lui répond. 





Arclength of a circle 
20000119 

Holly pose la question : What is the formoula for finding the arc length of a central angle of a circle?? Harley Weston lui répond. 





A roll of paper 
20000115 

Richard pose la question : I have a roll of paper, wrapped around a corrugate core, whos diameter is 10.750 in. The outer diameter of the roll is approx. 60 in. The thickness of the paper is .014 in. I am trying to find out how much linear feet of paper is left on the roll, given only the diameter of paper remaining on the core. Chris Fisher and Harley Weston lui répond. 





Length of a line 
19991010 

Dagmara Sarudi pose la question : My question has to do with the length of a diagonal. This problem came up when I thought about the shortest distance between two points, for example walking from one point to another in my neighborhood. I can choose a zig zag route and assuming the blocks I walk are exactly the same length, it shouldn't matter what route I took, the distance I travel should still be the same when I reached my goal. If, on the other hand I could travel in a diagonal line, the distance would be shorter. But what if, in my zig zag motion, the sections get so small the route approaches a diagonal. Shouldn't it be that each separate section added together equals the value of the two original sides? Or would it suddenly equal the value of the diagonal (which, of course was shorter than the two sides added together)? What gives? Chris Fisher and Harley Weston lui répond.


