



 
Greg, Something is wrong here  a trapezoid inscribed in a circle MUST be isosceles. Consequently, the two interior angles that share the longest side must be equal. For example, if the base angles are both 80 degrees, the two top angles of your trapezoid would both be 100 degrees. Another problem, it sounds as if you are giving the measure of the arc in degrees  that is NOT the length, but it is the angle at the center of the circle that is subtended by the arc. If that is the case, then the theorem you need to finish your problem is "the angle between two secants that intersect outside the circle equals the half difference in the measures of two arcs that the angle cuts from the circle." See http://www.cuttheknot.org/Curriculum/Geometry/SecantAngle.shtml Chris  


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