Consider two circles with centers O and Q that intersect at points A and B. In circle O, draw a chord BC, and take point D on arc AC such that angle BCD measures 81 degrees. Similarly, in circle Q, draw a chord BE, and take point F on arc AE such that angle BEF measures 71 degrees. Find the measure of angle DAF.

Element | Definition | Theorem/Comment |
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Circle | A closed curve where every point on the curve is equidistant from the center point | The diameter of a circle is the longest chord of the circle |

Intersecting Circles | Circles that have one or more points in common | The common chord of two intersecting circles is the perpendicular bisector of the line joining the centers of the circles |

Chord | A line segment that connects two points on a circle | The perpendicular bisector of a chord passes through the center of the circle |

Common Chord | A chord that is common to two or more circles | |

Inscribed Angle | An angle whose vertex is on the circumference of a circle and whose sides pass through two other points on the circumference | An inscribed angle is half of the measure of the arc that it intercepts |

Cyclic Quadrilateral | A quadrilateral whose vertices lie on a circle | The opposite angles of a cyclic quadrilateral are supplementary |

Discovering the Hidden Angles of Circles through Chords

Amidst the circles' intersecting lines,

A puzzle
awaits the curious mind,

For hidden angles to seek
and find,

A challenge that tests our mathematical
fines.

With chords as clues, we start the quest,

To solve
the puzzle with our very best,

And unlock the secrets
of the circles' crest,

For knowledge and wisdom to
manifest.

We delve into the realm of geometry,

And discover
the wonders of symmetry,

As we unravel the puzzle's
mystery,

With the angles revealed in their majesty.

The hidden angle, a treasure to behold,

A reward
for the persistent and bold,

As we witness the beauty
of math unfold,

And our minds expand with the
knowledge we hold.

So let us continue the pursuit,

Of discovering the
hidden angles en route,

And solving the puzzle with
resolute,

For the joys of learning to compute.

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