Class 9 Maths Circles Minor & Major Segment

Minor & Major Segment

The region between a chord and either of its arcs is called a segment of the circular region or simply a segment of the circle. There are two types of segments, major segment and the minor segment. Minor arc corresponds to the minor segment and the major arc corresponds to the major segment.

In the figure given, region in cream color is Major segment & Region in grey color is minor segment.

When two arc are equal, that is each is a semicircle then both the segments are called Semicircular region.

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