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Secant-Secant Theorem

Given a circle and two secants from an external point P, the product of the measures on one secant segment and its external portion is equal to the product of the measures of the other secant segment and its external portion. That is: PA.PB = PC.PD

[Proof]
Join AD and BC. In PAD and PCB : PAD = PCB (angles in the same seg.) APD = CPB (common angle) PAD is similar to PCB (AA Similarity Theorem) PA PD = (corr. sides of similar s ) PC PB PA.PB = PC.PD (QED)