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# Class 9 NCERT Solutions Maths Chapter 10 - Circles

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## Circles Exercise Ex. 10.1

### Solution 1

(i)   The centre of a circle lies in interior of the circle. (exterior/interior)
(ii)  A point, whose distance from the centre of a circle is greater than its radius lies in exterior of
the circle. (exterior/interior)
(iii) The longest chord of a circle is a diameter of the circle.
(iv) An arc is a semicircle when its ends are the ends of a diameter.
(v) Segment of a circle is the region between an arc and chord of the circle.
(vi) A circle divides the plane, on which it lies, in three parts.

### Solution 2

(i)  True, all the points on circle are at equal distance from the centre of circle, and this equal distance
it called as radius of circle.
(ii) False, on a circle there are infinite points. So, we can draw infinite number of chords of given length. Hence, a circle has infinite number of equal chords.
(iii) False, consider three arcs of same length as AB, BC and CA. Now we may observe that for minor arc BDC. CAB is major arc. So AB, BC and CA are minor arcs of circle.

(iv) True, let AB be a chord which is twice as long as its radius. In this situation our chord will be passing through centre of circle. So it will be the diameter of circle.

(v) False, sector is the region between an arc and two radii joining the centre to the end points of the arc as in the given figure OAB is the sector of circle.

(vi) True, A circle is a two dimensional figure and it can also be referred as plane figure.

## Circles Exercise Ex. 10.2

### Solution 1

A circle is a collection of points which are equidistant from a fix point. This fix point is called as the centre of circle and this equal distance is called as radius of circle. And thus shape of a circle depends on the radius of the circle.

So, if we try to superimpose two circles of equal radius, one each other both circles will cover each other.
So, two circles are congruent if they have equal radius.

Now consider two congruent circles having centre O and O' and two chords AB and CD of equal lengths

Now in AOB and CO'D
AB = CD            (chords of same length)
OA = O'C            (radii of congruent circles)
OB = O'D            (radii of congruent circles)
AOB  CO'D        (SSS congruence rule)

AOB = CO'D            (by CPCT)
Hence equal chords of congruent circles subtend equal angles at their centres.

### Solution 2

Let us consider two congruent circles (circles of same radius) with centres as O and O'.

In AOB and CO'D
AOB = CO'D        (given)
OA = O'C            (radii of congruent circles)
OB = O'D            (radii of congruent circles)
AOB CO'D        (SSS congruence rule)
AB = CD            (by CPCT)
Hence, if chords of congruent circles subtend equal angles at their centres then chords are equal.

## Circles Exercise Ex. 10.3

### Solution 1

Consider the following pair of circles.
(i) circles don't intersect each other at any point, so circles are not having any point in common.

(ii) Circles touch each other only at one point P so there is only 1 point in common.

(iii) Circles touch each other at 1 point X only. So the circles have 1 point in common.

(iv) These circles intersect each other at two points P and Q. So the circles have two points in common. We may observe that there can be maximum 2 points in common.

We can have a situation in which two congruent circles are superimposed on each other, this situation can be referred as if we are drawing circle two times.

### Solution 2

Following are the steps of construction:

Step1. Take the given circle centered at point O.
Step2. Take any two different chords AB and CD of this circle and draw perpendicular bisectors of these
chords.
Step3. Let these perpendicular bisectors meet at point O. Now, O is the centre of given circle.

### Solution 3

Consider two circles centered at point O and O' intersect each other at point A and B respectively.
Join AB. AB is the chord for circle centered at O, so perpendicular bisector of AB will pass through O.
Again AB is also chord of circle centered at O', so, perpendicular bisector of AB will also pass through O'.
Clearly centres of these circles lie on the perpendicular bisector of common chord.

## Circles Exercise Ex. 10.4

### Solution 1

Let radius of circle centered at O and O' be 5 cm and 3 cm respectively.
OA = OB = 5 cm
O'A = O'B = 3 cm
OO' will be the perpendicular bisector of chord AB.
AC = CB

Given that OO' = 4 cm
Let OC be x. so, O'C will be 4 - x
In OAC
OA2 = AC2 + OC2
52 = AC2 + x2
25 - x2 = AC2            ... (1)
In O'AC
O'A2 = AC2 + O'C2
32 = AC2 + (4 - x)2
9 = AC2 + 16 + x2 - 8x
AC2 = - x2 - 7 + 8x        ... (2)
From equations (1) and (2), we have
25 - x2 = - x2 - 7 + 8x
8x = 32
x = 4
So, the common chord will pass through the centre of smaller circle i.e. O'. and hence it will be diameter of smaller circle.

Now, AC2 = 25 - x2 = 25 - 42 = 25 - 16 = 9
AC = 3 m

The length of the common chord AB = 2 AC = (2  3) m = 6 m

### Solution 2

Let PQ and RS are two equal chords of a given circle and there are intersecting each other at point T.

Draw perpendiculars OV and OU on these chords.
In OVT and OUT
OV = OU                                (Equal chords of a circle are equidistant from the centre)
OVT = OUT                     (Each 90o)
OT = OT                                (common)
OVT  OUT              (RHS congruence rule)
VT = UT                             (by CPCT)        ... (1)

It is given that
PQ = RS                                           ... ... ... ... (2)
PV = RU                                    ... ... ...  ... (3)
On adding equations (1) and (3), we have
PV + VT = RU + UT
PT = RT                                    ... ... ...   ... (4)
On subtracting equation (4) from equation (2), we have
PQ - PT = RS - RT
QT = ST                                      ... ... ... ... (5)
Equations (4) and (5) shows that the corresponding segments of
chords PQ and RS are congruent to each other.

### Solution 3

Let PQ and RS are two equal chords of a given circle and there are intersecting each other at point T.
Draw perpendiculars OV and OU on these chords.
In OVT and OUT
OV = OU                           (Equal chords of a circle are equidistant from the centre)
OVT = OUT                 (Each 90o)
OT = OT                            (common)
OVT OUT            (RHS congruence rule)
OTV = OTU                 (by CPCT)
Hence, the line joining the point of intersection to the centre makes equal angles with the chords.

### Solution 4

Let us draw a perpendicular OM on line AD.

Here, BC is chord of smaller circle and AD is chord of bigger circle.
We know that the perpendicular drawn from centre of circle bisects the chord.
BM = MC             ... (1)

And AM = MD      ... (2)
Subtracting equations (2) from (1), we have
AM - BM = MD - MC
AB = CD

### Solution 5

Draw perpendiculars OA and OB on RS and SM respectively.
Let R, S and M be the position of Reshma, Salma and Mandip respectively.

AR = AS = = 3cm
OR = OS = OM = 5 m     (radii of circle)
In OAR
OA2 + AR2 = OR2
OA2 + (3 m)2 = (5 m)2
OA2 = (25 - 9) m2 = 16 m2
OA = 4 m
We know that in an isosceles triangle altitude divides the base, so in RSM
RCS will be of 90o and RC = CM
Area of ORS =   OARS

RC = 4.8
RM = 2RC = 2(4.8)= 9.6
So, distance between Reshma and Mandip is 9.6 m.

### Solution 6

Given that AS = SD = DA
So, ASD is a equilateral triangle
Medians of equilateral triangle pass through the circum centre (O) of the equilateral triangle ABC.
We also know that median intersect each other at the 2: 1. As AB is the median of equilateral triangle ABC, we can write

AB = OA + OB = (20 + 10) m = 30 m.

In ABD

So, length of string of each phone will be  m.

## Circles Exercise Ex. 10.5

### Solution 1

We may observe that
AOC = AOB + BOC
= 60o + 30o
= 90o
We know that angle subtended by an arc at centre is double the angle subtended by it any point on the remaining part of the circle.

### Solution 2

In OAB
AB = OA = OB = radius
OAB is an equilateral triangle.

So, each interior angle of this triangle will be of 60o

AOB = 60o

Now,

ADB = 180o - 30o = 150o
So, angle subtended by this chord at a point on major arc and minor arc are 30o and 150o respectively.

### Solution 3

Consider PR as a chord of circle.
Take any point S on major arc of circle.
Now PQRS is a cyclic quadrilateral.
PQR + PSR = 180o                    (Opposite angles of cyclic quadrilateral)
PSR = 180o - 100o = 80o
We know that angle subtended by an arc at centre is double the angle subtended by it any point on the remaining part of the circle.
POR = 2PSR = 2 (80o) = 160o
In POR
OP = OR                                        (radii of same circle)
OPR = ORP                         (Angles opposite equal sides of a triangle)
OPR + ORP + POR = 180o    (Angle sum property of a triangle)
2 OPR + 160o= 180o
2 OPR = 180o - 160o = 20o
OPR = 10o

### Solution 4

In ABC
BAC + ABC + ACB = 180o     (Angle sum property of a triangle)
BAC + 69o + 31o = 180o
BAC = 180o - 100º
BAC = 80o
BDC = BAC = 80o                    (Angles in same segment of circle are equal)

### Solution 5

In CDE
CDE + DCE = CEB        (Exterior angle)
CDE + 20o = 130o
CDE = 110o
But BAC = CDE               (Angles in same segment of circle)
BAC = 110o

### Solution 6

For chord CD
CBD = CAD                    (Angles in same segment)
BCD + 100o = 180o
BCD = 80o
In ABC
AB = BC                               (given)
BCA = CAB               (Angles opposite to equal sides of a triangle)
BCA = 30o
We have BCD = 80o
BCA + ACD = 80o
30oACD = 80o
ACD = 50o
ECD = 50o

### Solution 7

Let ABCD a cyclic quadrilateral having diagonals as BD and AC intersecting each other at point O.
(Consider BD as a chord)

BCD = 180o - 90o = 90o
(Considering AC as a chord)

90o + ABC = 180o
ABC = 90o
Here, each interior angle of cyclic quadrilateral is of 90o. Hence it is a rectangle.

### Solution 8

Consider a trapezium ABCD with AB | |CD and BC = AD Draw AM  CD and BN CD
In AMD and BNC
AMD = BNC                      (By construction each is 90o)
AM = BM    (Perpendicular distance between two parallel lines is same)
AMD  BNC              (RHS congruence rule)
ADC = BCD                   (CPCT)    ... (1)
BAD + BCD = 180o          [Using equation (1)]
This equation shows that the opposite angles are supplementary.
So, ABCD is a cyclic quadrilateral.

### Solution 9

Join chords AP and DQ
For chord AP
PBA = ACP         (Angles in same segment)        ... (1)
For chord DQ
DBQ = QCD         (Angles in same segment)        ... (2)
ABD and PBQ are line segments intersecting at B.
PBA = DBQ         (Vertically opposite angles)        ... (3)
From equations (1), (2) and (3), we have
ACP = QCD

### Solution 10

Consider a ABC
Two circles are drawn while taking AB and AC as diameter.
Let they intersect each other at D and let D does not lie on BC.
ADB = 90o            (Angle subtend by semicircle)
ADC = 90o            (Angle subtend by semicircle)
Hence BDC is straight line and our assumption was wrong.
Thus, Point D lies on third side BC of ABC

### Solution 11

In ABC
ABC + BCA + CAB = 180o    (Angle sum property of a triangle)
90o + BCA + CAB = 180o
BCA + CAB = 90o        ... (1)
CDA + ACD + DAC = 180o    (Angle sum property of a triangle)
90o + ACD + DAC = 180o
ACD + DAC = 90o        ... (2)
Adding equations (1) and (2), we have
BCA + CAB + ACD + DAC = 180o
(BCA + ACD) + (CAB + DAC) = 180o BCD + DAB = 180o        ... (3)
But it is given that
B + D = 90o + 90o = 180o        ... (4)
From equations (3) and (4), we can see that quadrilateral ABCD is having sum of measures of opposite angles as 180o.
So, it is a cyclic quadrilateral.
Consider chord CD.
Now, CAD = CBD                      (Angles in same segment)

### Solution 12

Let ABCD be a cyclic parallelogram.
A + C = 180o     (Opposite angle of cyclic quadrilateral)    ... (1)
We know that opposite angles of a parallelogram are equal
A = C and B = D
From equation (1)
A + C = 180o
A + A = 180o
A = 180o
A = 90o
Parallelogram ABCD is having its one of interior angles as 90o, so, it is a rectangle.

## Circles Exercise Ex. 10.6

### Solution 1

Let two circles having their centres as O and intersect each other at point A and B respectively.
Construction: Let us join OO',

Now in AOO'  and BOO'
OA = OB                           (radius of circle 1)
O'A =  O'B                        (radius of circle 2)
OO'  = OO'                        (common)
AOO'  BOO'         (by SSS congruence rule)
OAO'  = OBO'             (by CPCT)
So, line of centres of two intersecting circles subtends equal angles at the two points of intersection.

### Solution 2

Draw OM  AB and ON  CD. Join OB and OD

(Perpendicular from centre bisects the chord)
Let ON be x, so OM will be 6 - x
In MOB
In NOD

We have OB = OD             (radii of same circle)
So, from equation (1) and (2)

From equation (2)

So, radius of circle is found to be  cm.

### Solution 3

Distance of smaller chord AB from centre of circle = 4 cm.
OM = 4 cm

In OMB
In OND

So, distance of bigger chord from centre is 3 cm.

### Solution 4

In AOD and COE
OA = OC             (radii of same circle)
OD = OE             (radii of same circle)
AOD COE         (SSS congruence rule)
OAD = OCE         (by CPCT)        ... (1)
ODA = OEC         (by CPCT)        ... (2)
We also have
OAD = ODA        (As OA = OD)        ... (3)
From equations (1), (2) and (3), we have
OAD = OCE = ODA = OEC
Let OAD = OCE = ODA = OEC = x
In  OAC,
OA = OC
OCA = OAC         (let a)
In  ODE,
OD = OE
OED = ODE         (let y)
CAD + DEC = 180o         (opposite angles are supplementary)
x + a + x + y = 180o
2x + a + y = 180o
y = 180 - 2x - a                    ... (4)
But DOE = 180 - 2y
And AOC = 180 - 2a
Now, DOE - AOC = 2a - 2y = 2a - 2 (180 - 2x - a)
= 4a + 4x - 360o        ... (5)
Now, BAC + CAD = 180    (Linear pair)
BAC = 180 - CAD = 180 - (a + x)
Similarly, ACB = 180 - (a + x)
Now, in ABC
ABC + BAC + ACB = 180    (Angle sum property of a triangle)
ABC = 180 - BAC - ACB
= 180 - (180 - a - x) - (180 - a -x)
= 2a + 2x - 180
=   [4a + 4x - 360o]
ABC =  [DOE -  AOC]    [Using equation (5)]

### Solution 5

Let ABCD be a rhombus in which diagonals are intersecting at point O and a circle is drawn taking side CD as its diameter.
We know that angle in a semicircle is of 90o.
COD = 90o

Also in rhombus the diagonals intersect each other at 90o
AOB = BOC = COD = DOA = 90o
So, point O has to lie on the circle.

### Solution 6

We see that ABCE is a cyclic quadrilateral and in a cyclic quadrilateral sum of opposite angles is 180o
AEC + CBA = 180o
AEC + AED = 180o        (linear pair)
AED = CBA            ... (1)
For a parallelogram opposite angles are equal.
From (1) and (2)
AD = AE            (angles opposite to equal sides of a triangle)

### Solution 7

Let two chords AB and CD are intersecting each other at point O.
In AOB and COD
OA = OC                         (given)
OB = OD                         (given)
AOB = COD             (vertically opposite angles)
AOB COD          (SAS congruence rule)
AB = CD                        (by CPCT)
Similarly, we can prove AOD COB

Since in quadrilateral ACBD opposite sides are equal in length.
Hence, ACBD is a parallelogram.
We know that opposite angles of a parallelogram are equal
A = C
But A + C = 180o      (ABCD is a cyclic quadrilateral)
A + A = 180o
A = 180o
A = 90o
As ACBD is a parallelogram and one of its interior angles is 90o, so it is a rectangle.
A is the angle subtended by chord BD. And as A = 90o, so BD should be diameter of circle. Similarly AC is diameter of circle.

### Solution 8

It is given that BE is the bisector of B
ABE =

But ADE = ABE             (angles in same segment for chord AE)
Similarly, ACF = ADF =      (angle in same segment for chord AF)

Similarly we can prove that

### Solution 9

AB is common chord in both congruent circles.
APB = AQB

Now in BPQ
APB = AQB
BP = BQ            (angles opposite to equal sides of a triangle)

### Solution 10

Let perpendicular bisector of side BC and angle bisector of A meet at point D.
Let perpendicular bisector of side BC intersects it at E.

Perpendicular bisector of side BC will pass through circum centre O of circle. Now, BOC and BAC are the angles subtended by arc BC at the centre and a point A on the remaining part of the circle respectively.
We also know that the angle subtended by an arc at the centre is double the angle subtended by it at any point on the remaining part of the circle.
BOC = 2 BAC = 2A                 ... (1)
In BOE and COE
OE = OE                                   (common)
OB = OC                                  (radii of same circle)
OEB = OEC                       (Each 90o as OD  BC)
BOE  COE                (RHS congruence rule)
BOE = COE            (by CPCT)    ... (2)
But BOE + COE = BOC
BOE +BOE = 2 A        [Using equations (1) and (2)]
BOE = 2A
BOE = A
BOE = COE = A
The perpendicular bisector of side BC and angle bisector of A meet at point D.
BOD = BOE = A                ... (3)
Since AD is the bisector of angle A
From equations (3) and (4), we have
It is possible only if BD will be a chord of the circle. For this the point D lies on circum circle.
Therefore, the perpendicular bisector of side BC and angle bisector of A meet on the circum circle of triangle ABC.

## CBSE Class 9 Frequently Asked Questions

NCERT Solutions for Class 9 Maths Chapter 10 is on Circles and is a crucial chapter as prescribed in the Class 9 syllabus by NCERT. The chapter Circle of Class 9 Maths includes an introduction to circles, the angle subtended by the chord, perpendicular from centre to chord, properties of equal chords and cyclic quadrilateral. There are five exercises in the Class 9 Maths Chapter 10 on circles. Apart from the NCERT Solutions drafted by experienced and qualified experts, students are recommended to go through the Sample papers, chapter notes, and question bank of the chapter, Circle.

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To understand Circles, a student must know about chords, diameter, radius, bisector and much more. The chapter Circle of Class 9 Maths includes an introduction to circles, the angle subtended by the chord, perpendicular from centre to chord, properties of equal chords and cyclic quadrilateral. There are five exercises in the Class 9 Maths Chapter 10 on circles, giving students an idea of different types of question patterns required to handle any questions in the exam.

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The critical theorems of Class 9 Chapter 10 Circles are listed below.

1. Theorem: Equal chords of a circle subtend equal angles at the centre.
2. Theorem: This is the converse of the previous theorem. It implies that if two chords subtend equal angles at the centre, they are equal.
3. Theorem: Equal chords of a circle are equidistant from the centre of a circle.
4. Theorem: This is the converse of the previous theorem. It states that chords equidistant from the circle's centre are equal in length.
5. Angle subtended by an arc at the centre of a circle is double that of an angle that arc subtends at any given point on the circle.
6. Theorem: Angles formed in the same circle segment are always equal in measure.

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