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Q: What is a line that hits a circle at two points?

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A line segment that intersects with or joins two points on a circle is called a chord.

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A chord is a line that joins to points on the circumference of a circle. If it passes through the center of the circle it's called a diameter.

It is a chord of which the circle's diameter is the largest

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A chord line intersects a circle at two points of which the circle's diameter is its largest chord.

A straight line joining points on a circle is called a "chord" of that circle. If the line happens to pass through the center of the circle, then it's a "diameter" of that circle. The question asked about "points" on a circle, so two points on the circumference of that circle are being considered. (No line can join more than two points of a circle.)

A chord is a line which connects two points which lie on a circle.

No. A tangent touches the circle at exactly one point. A line that intersects a circle at exactly two points is a secant.

A secant line.

A line segment that intersects with or joins two points on a circle is called a chord.

A straight line connecting two points on a circle is a "Chord". If the chord goes through the center of the circle, it is called, "Diameter".

A straight line that intersects a circle's circumference at two points will create a chord of which the circle's diameter is its largest chord.

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A line that connects two points on the circumference of a circle or on the line of an ellipse is called a "chord." The longest chord of a circle passes through the two points that are furthest apart, and it is caled a "diameter."

Regardless of where you mark two points on a circle, there's only one possible line segment between them. It's called a "chord" of the circle.

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