Sixth circle theorem: 'Angle between tangent and radius'

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Angle between tangent and radius

Sixth circle theorem:

What do you notice about the angle between tangent and radius, α & β?

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If you need it, this theorem is set out here

and all the theorems are summarised here

Tim Devereux, Created with GeoGebra