# How Do You Find the Center of a Circle?

The center of the circle is the center of attention for the resource. A brief video in the Socratica Geometry playlist shows how to find the center of a circle not on the coordinate plane. The method here is to construct the perpendicular bisector of two chords and see where they intersect.

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##### Instructional Ideas

- Have the class find centers of circles using a compass and straightedge

##### Classroom Considerations

- Learners must be familiar with chords and perpendicular bisectors
- Pupils should also have knowledge of systems of equations

##### Pros

- Thorough explanations make the concept clear
- Different colors help distinguish between line segments

##### Cons

- None

##### Common Core

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