### A Chord is a line segment that joins ANY two points on a circle

In other words, a **chord** is basically any line segment starting one one side of a circle, like point A in the picture on the left, and ending on another side of the circle, like point B. Points A and B are the endpoints of **chord AB**.

Chord AB divides the circle into two distinct arcs from A directly to B and then the longer part: from A through C and to B.

Can you categorize these two arcs as the minor and major arc?

### Theorems involving the chord of a circle

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Intersecting Chords

Angles & Arcs of Intersecting Chords

### Practice Problems

The two chords are congruent!