# chord

**Definition of Chord **

- Chord is a line segment on the interior of a circle with both its endpoints lying on the circle.

**Examples of Chord**

- In the circle shown, PQ and AB are chords with their endpoints P, Q and A, B respectively lying on the circle.

**Solved Example on Chord**

Find the length of the longest chord of the circle with radius 5 cm.

**Choices: **

A. 10 cm

B. 5 cm

C. 1 cm

D. 2 cm

**Correct Answer: A**

**Solution:**

**Step 1:** The longest chord of a circle is its diameter.

**Step 2:** So, the length of the longest chord is 10 cm.

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