CIRCLES

Asked by akhileshnarayanan | 6th Feb, 2010, 09:51: PM

Expert Answer:

We need to show that BOA + APB = 180,

In quadrilateral OAPB,

BOA + APB + OAP + OBP = 360

But OAP = OBP = 90        ...................... since the radius at the point of contact of a tangent is perpendicular to

                                                                            the tangent at the point of contact. 

BOA + APB + 90 + 90 = 360

BOA + APB = 180

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Answered by  | 7th Feb, 2010, 10:04: AM

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