Tangents intersecting at a point.
If two tangents of a Circle connect at a common point (P), what relationship do the segments created between the points of tangency and the point P have? Take a look and find out!
- Before checking the "Show tangent Segment Distances" box, move around point P and observe what happens.
- What do you notice about the perceived lengths of and ?
- Was your hypothesis from before you checked the box correct?
- Move point P around. Does the position of P effect the relationship of and ?