

Adjacent Arcs
From Latin: adjacere  "lie near"
Definition: Nonoverlapping
arcs with the same
radius and
center, sharing a common endpoint
Try this Drag one of the orange dots that define the endpoints of the two adjacent arcs.
The red and blue arcs will adjust themselves to remain adjacent.
Adjacent arcs are two arcs on the same
circle which
 Do not overlap, and
 Share a common end point.
This means they are, in effect, joined end to end to create a larger arc.
In the figure above, drag any orange dot. The red and blue arcs will adjust to remain adjacent, forming a larger arc whose
arc length
is the sum of them.
The length of each arc can be added together to get the
arc length of the larger arc.
Other circle topics
General
Equations of a circle
Angles in a circle
Arcs
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