Geometry

# What is the part of a circle bounded by an arc and a chord?

###### Wiki User

###### December 23, 2008 4:39AM

A part of a circle (the area) bounded by an arc and a chord is
termed a **circular segment**. A link can be found below.

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### What is the formula for the area of a partial circle?

www.mathwords.com about mathwords website feedback Segment of a
Circle A part of the interior of a circle bounded by a chord and an
arc. 1/2 x R(squared) x ((pi x theta/180) - sin theta) In which R
is the circle radius and theta is the angle ( in degrees) which is
subtended by the chord (which together with the arc form the
boundaries of the partial circle. Note that a value of theta of 180
degrees leads to pi (R squared)/2, or one half the area of a
circle.