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Question from Ronnie:

We are trying to build a semi life size ark decoration , and we are trying to cut the sides out . The curved sides and we can't figure our radius , all we know is that our chord length is 24ft. any suggestions on how to find the radius or maybe even the arc length or circumference or diameter?


Here are 5 different arcs all from circles of different radii and yet all with the same chord length.


Do you know anything else that might help to determine which circle you want?


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