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Angle in a Semicircle Theorem

In this worksheet, students must use the rule that an inscribed angle is half the central angle, so the angle in a semicircle is a right-angle.

'Angle in a Semicircle Theorem' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 4

Curriculum topic:  Geometry and Measures

Curriculum subtopic:  Identify and Apply Circle Definitions and Properties

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

We know that:

The angle at the centre is twice the angle at the circumference.


 

When we make the chord AB an actual diameter, the angle at the centre is a straight line angle (i.e. 180°) and so the inscribed angle at the circumference will be a right-angle (i.e. 90°).

 

 

The angle in a semi-circle is a right-angle.

 

Watch this video to appreciate that the position of the point P does not matter as long as it remains on the circumference.

 

AB is the diameter of a circle, centre C.

P is a point on the circumference.

Calculate the angle .

Just write the number.

 

AB is the diameter of a circle, centre C.

P is a point on the circumference.

Calculate the angle .

Just write the number.

 

AB is the diameter of a circle, centre C.

P is a point on the circumference.

Calculate the angle .

(Just write the number)

 

AB is the diameter of a circle, centre C.

P is a point on the circumference.

Calculate the angle .

Just write the number.

 

AB is the diameter of a circle, centre C.

P is a point on the circumference.

Calculate the angle .

Just write the number.

 

AB is the diameter of a circle, centre C.

P is a point on the circumference.

Calculate the angle .

Just write the number.

 

AB is the diameter of a circle, centre C.

P is a point on the circumference.

Calculate the angle .

Just write the number.

 

AB is the diameter of a circle, centre C.

P is a point on the circumference.

Calculate the angle .

Just write the number.

 

AB is the diameter of a circle, centre C.

P is a point on the circumference.

Calculate the angle .

Just write the number.

 

AB is the diameter of a circle, centre C.

P is a point on the circumference and AP = BP.

Calculate the angle .

Just write the number.

 

  • Question 1

AB is the diameter of a circle, centre C.

P is a point on the circumference.

Calculate the angle .

Just write the number.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
58
EDDIE SAYS
∠APB = 90°
a° = 180° - 90° - 32°
  • Question 2

AB is the diameter of a circle, centre C.

P is a point on the circumference.

Calculate the angle .

Just write the number.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
61
EDDIE SAYS
∠APB = 90°
a° = 180° - 90° - 29°
  • Question 3

AB is the diameter of a circle, centre C.

P is a point on the circumference.

Calculate the angle .

(Just write the number)

 

CORRECT ANSWER
68
EDDIE SAYS
∠APB = 90°
a° = 180° - 90° - 22°
  • Question 4

AB is the diameter of a circle, centre C.

P is a point on the circumference.

Calculate the angle .

Just write the number.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
18
EDDIE SAYS
∠APB = 90°
a° = 180° - 90° - 72°
  • Question 5

AB is the diameter of a circle, centre C.

P is a point on the circumference.

Calculate the angle .

Just write the number.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
72
EDDIE SAYS
∠APB = 90°
a° = 180° - 90° - 18°
  • Question 6

AB is the diameter of a circle, centre C.

P is a point on the circumference.

Calculate the angle .

Just write the number.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
52
EDDIE SAYS
∠APB = 90°
a° = 180° - 90° - 38°
  • Question 7

AB is the diameter of a circle, centre C.

P is a point on the circumference.

Calculate the angle .

Just write the number.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
28
EDDIE SAYS
∠APB = 90°
a° = 180° - 90° - 62°
  • Question 8

AB is the diameter of a circle, centre C.

P is a point on the circumference.

Calculate the angle .

Just write the number.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
25
EDDIE SAYS
∠APB = 90°
a° = 180° - 90° - 65°
  • Question 9

AB is the diameter of a circle, centre C.

P is a point on the circumference.

Calculate the angle .

Just write the number.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
49
EDDIE SAYS
∠APB = 90°
a° = 180° - 90° - 41°
  • Question 10

AB is the diameter of a circle, centre C.

P is a point on the circumference and AP = BP.

Calculate the angle .

Just write the number.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
45
EDDIE SAYS
∠APB = 90°
ΔAPB is isosceles and ∠PAB = ∠ PBA
a° = ½(180° - 90°)
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