A circle of radius 14cm has a chord of length 12cm. What is the shortest distance from the chord to the centre of the circle? Geometry of Circles. the answer is the square root of 160cm. how do i get to the answer.

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The chord is closest to the center at a right angle to the center.  Radius = 14.  Chord length = 12

So the answer is `sqrt(14^2 - 6^2) = sqrt(196-36) = sqrt(160) = 4sqrt(10) cm`

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