# perpendicular from center of a circle to chord bisects chord

- Author:
- Mathguru

- Topic:
- Circle

We can see a circle in black color. A is the center of the circle and B is any point present on the circumference of this circle. CD is any chord of the circle. Point E is any point present on this chord. We have joined the points E and A. Length of the segments CE and ED are also written in black color. Angle CEA is α. We can change the value of α using its slide bar. Move these 5 points A, B, C, D and E and observe how the size of the circle and length of EC and DE get changed.

Questions to think about
1. Using the slide bar make the value of α=90˚, what do you observe?
2. Is it possible that EC ≠ DE when α=90˚?