# Two consecutive circles are of radii 5cm and 3cm. find the length of the chords of the larger circle which touches the smaller circle..

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in the Triangle....using Pythagoras theorem....(5)^2-(3)^2 => 25-9 =>16...=>√16 = 4 cm..so the length of the chord = 4+4 = 8 cm

let st is chord

now, OS = 5 cm and OT = 3 cm

==> ST² = OS² - OT² = 5² - 3² = 16

==> ST = 4 cm

Now, Chord Length PS = 2 ST = 2 x 4 = 8 cm

Thus, Chord Length = 8 cm