# Circle I – What is a circle? Definitions, Formulae and Different Parts of a Circle

In this post, we will discuss what is a circle and definitions, formulae and different parts of a circle from Euclidean Geometry that will help you save time in SSC CGL 2017
Topics from geometry play an important role in SSC CGL 2017. One such topic is Circles. The properties of circles are confusing. This blog will help you simply all the confusing properties of a circle and help you solve questions quickly and efficiently. Hence helping you save time in SSC CGL 2017.

This is the first post in the series of Circles. In this post, we will discuss what is a circle? definitions, formulae and different parts of a circle, which will help you solve questions that come from the topic of circles in SSC CGL 2017.

### What is a circle?

A circle is a round shaped closed plane figure. A circle is a collection of points and all these points are equidistant from a given point known as the centre.

D = 2r

#### Arc – Arc is a part of the circumference.

The smaller arc is called as a minor arc and the larger arc is called as a major arc.

### How to measure the length of the arc?

The length of the arc can be measured on the basis of the concept proportionality.

The total angle in the circle is 360°.
An arc will make angle θ at the circle. Hence, the length of the arc can be measured using the given formulas below

#### Sector: A sector is a combination of 2 radii and a minor or a major arc.

The area of the sector can be calculated with the help of the given formula.

#### Segment: A segment is a part of a sector which is formed after subtracting the triangle from the sector.

Area of a segment can be calculated by using the below formula,

#### Tangent: A Tangent is a line that touches the circumference of the circle at a point.

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