circle o has a radius OC that is 5 cm. chord AB is 8 cm and is perpendicular to OC at point p. what is the length of OP in centimeters?
OA = OB = 5 cm
AB = 8 cm
AP = PB = 8/2 = 4 cm
Triangle OPA is a right triangle with <OPA = 90 degrees
so OP = sqrt (5^2-4^2)
= 3 cm
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