# Inscribed Angle

How to find the measure of the inscribed angle of a circle: definition, formula, 3 examples, and their solutions.

## Definition

An inscribed angle is an angle

whose vertex is on the circle

and whose sides are the chords of the circle.

## Formula

θ = [1/2] m[arc AB]

θ: Inscribed angle

arc AB: Intercepted arc

## Example

See this blue arc.

The central angle of the arc is 80º.

So the measure of the arc is 80º.

The blue arc is 80º.

The inscribed angle is xº.

So x = [1/2]⋅80.

[1/2]⋅80 = 40

So x = 40.

## Example

∠APC is an inscribed angle

whose intercepted arc is arc ABC.

∠APC is 100º.

So [1/2] m[arc ABC] = 100.

Multiply 2 to both sides.

Then m[arc ABC] = 200.

So 200 is the answer.

## Example

(7x + 1)º is the inscribed angle

whose intercepted arc is the blue arc.

(3x + 29)º is the inscribed angle

whose intercepted arc is the same blue arc.

So (7x + 1)º and (3x + 29)º

are the inscribe angles

whose intercepted arc is the same blue arc.

So [7x + 1] = [3x + 29].

Move 3x to the left side.

And move +1 to the right side.

Then, 7x - 3x, 4x is equal to, 29 - 1, 28.

Divide both sides by 4.

Then x = 7.

So x = 7 is the answer.