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An arc is a part or a portion of a circle.
Intercepted Arc
An intercepted arc is created when segments(chords,secants,etc..) intersect a part of the circle. These segments in effect 'intercept' parts of the circle. The picture below shows examples of intercepted arcs.
Note: The examples below use chords to create the intercepted arc. However, tangents, secants can also create intercepted arcs.
You can think of the intercepted arc as the crust in a piece pizza.
The measure of an arc = the measure of its central angle.
Therefore the measure of =85
The measure of =360° −85°=275°