# Tangent properties

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Find.- In the diagram below, BC is a diameter, and AB is tangent to the circle at point B. OB = 6 cm, and AB = 8 cm.

- The furthest the hammer can travel in a hammer throw game is when the hammer travels along a tangent. If a hammer lands 62 m away from the athlete, how far did the hammer travel along a tangent? (Hint: The hammer is 1.2 m in length.)