Prove that the parallelogram circumscribing a circle is a rhombus.
Asked by Topperlearning User | 4th Jun, 2014, 01:23: PM
Given: ABCD be a parallelogram circumscribing a circle with centre O.
To prove: ABCD is a rhombus.
We know that the tangents drawn to a circle from an exterior point are equal in length.
Therefore, AP = AS, BP = BQ, CR = CQ and DR = DS.
Adding the above equations,
AP + BP + CR + DR = AS + BQ + CQ + DS
(AP + BP) + (CR + DR) = (AS + DS) + (BQ + CQ)
AB + CD = AD + BC
2AB = 2BC
(Since, ABCD is a parallelogram so AB = DC and AD = BC)
AB = BC
Therefore, AB = BC = DC = AD.
Hence, ABCD is a rhombus.
Answered by | 4th Jun, 2014, 03:23: PM
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