Definition of Arc
An Arc is a curved line that is a part of a circle.
An Arc is a part of the circumference of a circle.
More About Arc
- An arc of measure greater than 180 degrees is a major arc.
- An arc of measure less than 180 degrees is a minor arc.
- The arc length(L) of a circle of radius r and subtending an angle θ with the center of the circleis given as L = rθ.
Examples of Arc
- ACB and ADB are the two arcs in the given figure.
Video Examples: Maths - Shapes and Geometry - Circle Arc and Sector
Solved Example Clockple on Approximate
Which of the following lies on the circumference of a circle?
Correct Answer: B
Step 1: An Arc is a part of the circumference of a circle.
Step 2: So, an arc lies on the circumference of a circle.