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# A secant is a line or segment that passes through a circle in two places?

Updated: 10/18/2022

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In trigonometry, secent is the ratio hypotenuse:adjacent. In other words, it is 1/cos x. It is written as sec x.

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Q: A secant is a line or segment that passes through a circle in two places?
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