|Class 9 Maths Circles||Minor & Major Arc|
Minor & Major Arc
Piece of circle between two points is called Arc.
In the figure shown, notice that there are 2 pieces formed using points P & Q. One piece is smaller in Size & is in RED color, while the other piece is bigger in Size & is in BLUE color. Longer Arc is called Major arc & shorter arc is called Minor Arc.
When P and Q are ends of a diameter, then both arcs are equal and each is called a semicircle.