Mammoth Memory

Circles

Tangent

A Tangent is a line that touches a curve at one point without cutting across it.

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Tanned when she gently (tangent) touched the circle.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Example 1

The tangent touches the circle at one point – a tangent.

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Example 2

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Although the red line is curved in several ways, the blue line is still a tangent to the red line.

 

Example 3

The tangent meets the line on the graph at point a

The tangent meets the line on the graph at point a.

 

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