I have a circle and a minus sign in it I want to cut the circle right of the sign. What are the ways to cut the same amount above and below the sign(I want the cut part to be centered):

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    Draw a box thats aligned to your center then cut at intersections or use shapebuilder. Or cut one side delete the side then mirror the upper side. Or draw a vertical line and cut/pathfind that. Or take your centerline shift copydrag to right make thicker expand. Or use a guideline and use nuneric input copies with rotate tool. Or dicide the segments and delete spans...
    – joojaa
    Jun 8 at 20:33
  • @joojaa did you leave any other method? 😂
    – Vikas
    Jun 9 at 7:34
  • As per joojaa's comment, there are infinite ways to do it... It's kind of a broad question as it is, you're requesting a list of solutions. What have you tried and what failed?
    – Luciano
    Jun 9 at 8:56
  • @Luciano originally he mentioned the word "scissors" so I feel he tried using scissors.
    – Vikas
    Jun 9 at 9:04

If the circle is a stroke, you can create guides with the help of a centered rectangle and then use scissors tool to cut the portion:

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If it's not a stroke, use multiple points for scissors and then remove the unwanted part using Direct Selection Tool. Then join the ends using Cntl+J and then round the corners.

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    You dont need the guides you know. you can snap to the square.
    – joojaa
    Jun 9 at 11:33
  • @joojaa yeah I just used so it doesn't mess with it. I could lock the square also though.
    – Vikas
    Jun 9 at 11:36

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