# Secant Line: Definition & Formula

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### How many times does a secant line of a curve intersect that curve?

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### 2. If a secant line intersects a curve at the points (2,4) and (5,10), what is the equation of the secant line?

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Find out what you know about secant lines with this quiz and worksheet. Answer quiz questions about specific areas such as secant curves and intersecting points these curves.

## Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Make use of these study assessments in order to:

• Find the equation of a secant line from given points
• Identify the equation of a secant line that intersects a given curve
• Recognize a secant line from a given circular curve

## Skills Practiced

Use the following study skills from the worksheet and quiz:

• Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about circular curves in a different light
• Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve secant lines practice problems
• Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding how many times a secant line of a curve intersect that curve and interpret it correctly

This lesson entitled Secant Line: Definition & Formula will help guide you in your studies of this subject. Follow along in the lesson as it adheres to the following study objectives:

• Determine what a secant line is
• Analyze what it takes to find the equation of a secant line
• Understand point slope form of a line
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