## Circles: Major & Minor Arcs

In the figure below, the portion of the circle from B to C is referred to as the minor arc while the remainder of the circle is called the major arc.

Symbolically, the minor and major arcs are denoted by the following:

- Minor arcs, which measure less than a semicircle, are represented by its two endpoints
- Major arcs, which meaure more than a semicirlce, are represented by three points. The first and third points represent the endpoints while the middle point is any point on the arc located between the endpoints.

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