R S AGGARWAL AND V AGGARWAL Solutions for Class 10 Maths Chapter 12 - Circles

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Chapter 12 - Circles Exercise Ex. 12A

Question 1

Find the length of tangent drawn to a circle with radius 8 cm from a point 17 cm away from the centre of the circle.

Solution 1

PA is the tangent to the circle with center O and radius AO = 8 cm. The point P is at a distance of 17 cm from O.

In PAO, A = 90

       

By Pythagoras theorem:

Hence, the length of the tangent = 15 cm.

Question 2

A point P is 25 cm away from the centre of a circle and the length of tangent drawn from P to the circle is 24 cm. Findthe radius of the circle.

Solution 2

PA is the tangent to the circle with centre O and radius, such that PO = 25 cm, PA = 24 cm

In PAO, A = 90,

By Pythagoras theorem:

Hence, the radius of the circle is 7 cm.

Question 3

Two concentric circles are of radii 6.5 cm and 2.5 cm. Find the length of the chord of the larger circle which touches the smaller circle.

  

Solution 3

  

Question 4

In the given figure, a circle inscribed in a triangle ABC, touches the sides AB, BC and AC at points D, E and F respectively. If AB = 12 cm, BC = 8 cm and AC = 10 cm, find the lengths of AD, BE and CF.

  

Solution 4

Question 5

In the given figure, PA and PB are the tangent segments to a circle with centre O. Show that the points A, O, B and P are concyclic.

Solution 5

Given AP is a tangent at A and OA is radius through A and PA and PB are the tangent segments to circle with centre O.

Therefore, OA is perpendicular to AP, similarly, OB is perpendicular to BP.


OAP = 90

And OBP = 90

So, OAP = OBP = 90

OBP + OAP = (90 + 90) = 180

Thus, the sum of opposite angles of quad. AOBP is 180

AOBP is a cyclic quadrilateral

Question 6

In the given figure, the chord AB of the larger of the two concentric circles, with centre O, touches the smaller circle at C. Prove that AC = CB.

  

Solution 6

  

  

Question 7

From an external point P, tangents PA and PB are drawn to a circle with centre O. if CD is the tangent to the circle at a point E and PA = 14 cm, find the perimeter of PCD.

Solution 7

Given: From an external point P, tangent PA and PB are drawn to a circle with centre O. CD is the tangent to the circle at a point E and PA = 14cm.

      

Since the tangents from an external point are equal, we have

PA = PB,

Also, CA = CE and DB = DE

Perimeter of PCD = PC + CD + PD

=(PA - CA) + (CE + DE) +(PB - DB)

= (PA - CE) + (CE + DE) + (PB - DE)

= (PA + PB) = 2PA = (2 14) cm

= 28 cm

Hence, Perimeter of PCD = 28 cm

Question 8

A circle is inscribed in a ABC, touching AB, BC and AC at P, Q and R respectively. If AB = 10 cm, AR = 7cm and CR = 5 cm, find the length of BC.

Solution 8

A circle is inscribed in a triangle ABC touching AB, BC and CA at P, Q and R respectively.

Also, AB = 10 cm, AR = 7cm, CR = 5cm

AR, AP are the tangents to the circle

AP = AR = 7cm

AB = 10 cm

BP = AB - AP = (10 - 7)= 3 cm

Also, BP and BQ are tangents to the circle

BP = BQ = 3 cm

Further, CQ and CR are tangents to the circle

CQ = CR = 5cm

BC = BQ + CQ = (3 + 5) cm = 8 cm

Hence, BC = 8 cm

Question 9

In the given figure, a circle touches all the four sides of a quadrilateral ABCD whose three sides are AB = 6cm, BC = 7cm and CD = 4 cm. Find AD.

Solution 9

Let the circle touches the sides AB, BC, CD and DA at P, Q, R, S respectively

We know that the length of tangents drawn from an exterior point to a circle are equal

AP = AS ----(1)    {tangents from A}

BP = BQ ---(2)     {tangents from B}

CR = CQ ---(3)    {tangents from C}

DR = DS----(4)    {tangents from D}

Adding (1), (2) and (3) we get

AP + BP + CR + DR = AS + BQ + CQ + DS

(AP + BP) + (CR + DR) = (AS + DS) + (BQ + CQ)

AB + CD = AD + BC

AD = (AB + CD) - BC = {(6 + 4) - 7} cm = 3 cm

Hence, AD = 3 cm

Question 10

In the given figure, an isosceles triangle ABC with AB = AC, circumscribes a circle. Prove that the point of contact P bisects the base BC.

  

Solution 10

Question 11

In the given figure, O is the centre of two concentric circles of radii 4 cm and 6 cm respectively. PA and PB are tangents to the outer and inner circle respectively. If PA = 10 cm, find the length of PB up to one place of decimal

Solution 11

Given O is the centre of two concentric circles of radii 4 cm and 6 cm respectively. PA and PB are tangents to the outer and inner circle respectively. PA = 10cm. Join OA, OB and OP.

Then, OB = 4 cm, OA= 6 cm and PA = 10 cm

In triangle OAP,

Hence, BP = 10.9 cm

Question 12

In the given figure, a triangle ABC is drawn to circumscribe a circle of radius 3 cm such that the segments BD and DC into which BC is divided by the point of contact D, are of lengths 6 cm and 9 cm respectively. If the area of ∆ABC = 54 cm2 then find the lengths of sides AB and AC.

  

Solution 12

  

Question 13

PQ is a chord of length 4.8 cm of a circle of radius 3 cm. The tangents at P and Q intersect at a point T as shown in the figure. Find the length of TP.

  

Solution 13

  

  

Question 14

Prove that the line segment joining the points of contact of two parallel tangents of a circle, passes through its centre.

Solution 14

  

Question 15

In the given figure, a circle with centre O, is inscribed in a quadrilateral ABCD such that it touches the side BC, AB, AD and CD at points P, Q, R and S respectively. If AB = 29 cm, AD = 23 cm, B = 90° and DS = 5 cm then find the radius of the circle.

  

Solution 15

  

Question 16

In the given figure, O is the centre of the circle and TP is the tangent to the circle from an external point T. If PBT = 30°, prove that BA: AT = 2:1.

  

Solution 16

  

Chapter 12 - Circles Exercise Ex. 12B

Question 1

In the adjoining figure, a circle touches all the four sides of a quadrilateral ABCD whose sides are AB = 6 cm, BC = 9 cm and CD = 8 cm. Find the length of side AD.

  

Solution 1

Question 2

In the given figure, PA and PB are two tangents to the circle with centre O. If APB = 50° then what is the measure of OAB.

  

Solution 2

  

Question 3

In the given figure, O is the centre of a circle. PT and PQ are tangents to the circle from an external point P. If TPQ = 70°, find TRQ.

  

Solution 3

  

Question 4

In the given figure, common tangents AB and CD to the two circles with centres O1 and O2 intersect at E. Prove that AB = CD.

  

Solution 4

  

Question 5

If PT is a tangent to a circle with centre O and PQ is a chord of the circle such that QPT = 70°, then find the measure of POQ.

  

Solution 5

  

Question 6

In the given figure, a triangle ABC is drawn to circumscribe a circle of radius 2 cm such that the segments BD and DC into which BC is divided by the point of contact D, are of lengths 4 cm and 3 cm respectively. If the area of ∆ABC = 21 cm2 then find the lengths of sides AB and AC.

  

Solution 6

  

Question 7

Two concentric circles are of radii 5 cm and 3 cm. Find the length of the chord of the larger circle (in cm) which touches the smaller circle.

Solution 7

  

  

Question 8

Prove that the perpendicular at the point of contact of the tangent to a circle passes through the centre.

Solution 8

  

  

Question 9

In the given figure, two tangents RQ and RP are drawn from an external point R to the circle with centre O. If PRQ =120°, then prove that OR = PR + RQ.

  

Solution 9

  

Question 10

In the given figure, a circle inscribed in a triangle ABC touches the sides AB, BC and CA at points D, E and F respectively. If AB = 14 cm, BC = 8 cm and CA = 12 cm. Find the lengths AD, BE and CF.

  

Solution 10

Question 11

In the given figure, O is the centre of the circle. PA and PB are tangents. Show that AOBP is a cyclic quadrilateral.

  

Solution 11

Question 12

In two concentric circles, a chord of length 8 cm of the larger circle touches the smaller circle. If the radius of the larger circle is 5 cm then find the radius of the smaller circle.

Solution 12

  

  

Question 13

In the given figure, PQ is a chord of a circle with centre O and PT is a tangent. If QPT = 60°, find PRQ.

  

Solution 13

Question 14

In the given figure, PA and PB are two tangents to the circle with centre O. If APB = 60° then find the measure of OAB.

  

Solution 14

  

Chapter 12 - Circles Exercise MCQ

Question 1

The number of tangents that can be drawn from an external circle is

(a) 1

(b) 2

(c) 3

(d) 4

Solution 1

Correct option : (b)

  

We can draw only 2 tangents from an external point to a circle.

Question 2

In the given figure, RQ is a tangent to the circle with centre O. If SQ = 6 cm and QR = 4 cm, then OR is equal to

 

(a) 2.5 cm

(b) 3 cm

(c) 5 cm

(d) 8 cm

 

 

Solution 2

Question 3

In a circle of radius 7 cm, tangent PT is drawn from a point P such that PT = 24 cm. If 0 is the centre of the circle, then length OP = ?

  

(a) 30 cm

(b) 28 cm

(c) 25 cm

(d) 18 cm

Solution 3

  

Question 4

Which of the following pairs of lines in a circle cannot be parallel?

(a) two chords

(b) a chord and a tangent

(c) two tangents

(d) two diameters

Solution 4

Correct option: (d)

The diameter of the circle always passes through the centre. This means all the diameters of a given circle will intersect at the centre, and hence they cannot be parallel.

Question 5

The chord of a circle of radius 10 cm subtends a right angle at its centre. The length of the chord (in cm) is

 

Solution 5

  

Question 6

In the given figure, PT is a tangent to the circle with centre O. If OT = 6 cm and OP =10 cm, then the length of tangent PT is














(a) 8 cm

(b) 10 cm

(c) 12 cm

(d) 16 cm


 

Solution 6

  

Question 7

In the given figure, point P is 26 cm away from the centre O of a circle and the length PT of the tangent drawn from P to the circle is 24 cm. Then, the radius of the circle is

  

(a) 10 cm

(b) 12 cm

(c) 13 cm

(d) 15 cm

Solution 7

  

Question 8

PQ is a tangent to a circle with centre O at the point P. If ∆OPQ is an isosceles triangle, then OQP is equal to

 

(a) 30°

(b) 45°

(c) 60°

(d) 90°

Solution 8

 

  

Question 9

In the given figure, AB and AC are tangents to the circle with centre O such that BAC = 40°.

Then, BOC is equal to

(a) 80°

(b) 100°

(c) 120°

(d) 140°

  

Solution 9

  

Question 10

If a chord AB subtends an angle of 60° at the centre of a circle, then the angle between the tangents to the circle drawn from A and B is

(a) 30° 

(b) 60° 

(c) 90° 

(d) 120° 

Solution 10

  

  

Question 11

In the given figure, O is the centre of two concentric circles of radii 6 cm and 10 cm. AB is a chord of outer circle which touches the inner circle. The length of chord AB is

(a) 8 cm

(b) 14 cm

(c) 16 cm

(d) 136 cm

  

Solution 11

  

Question 12

In the given figure, AB and AC are tangents to a circle with centre O and radius 8 cm. If OA =17 cm, then the length of AC (in cm) is

(a) 9

(b) 15

(c)   

(d) 25

  

Solution 12

  

  

Question 13

In the given figure, O is the centre of a circle, AOC is its diameter such that ACB = 50°. If AT is the tangent to the circle at the point A then BAT=?

(a) 40°

(b) 50°

(c) 60°

(d) 65° 

  

Solution 13

  

Question 14

In the given figure, O is the centre of a circle, PQ is a chord and PT is the tangent at P. If POQ = 70°, then TPQ is equal to

(a) 35°

(b) 45°

(c) 55°

(d) 70°

  

Solution 14

  

Question 15

In the given figure, AT is a tangent to the circle with centre O such that OT = 4 cm and OTA = 30°. Then, AT= ?

(a) 4 cm

(b) 2 cm

(c)   

(d)

  

Solution 15

  

Question 16

If PA and PB are two tangents to a circle with centre O such that AOB =110° then APB is equal to

(a) 55°

(b) 60°

(c) 70°

(d) 90°

  

Solution 16

  

Question 17

In the given figure, the length of BC is

(a) 7 cm

(b) 10 cm

(c) 14 cm

(d) 15 cm

 

  

Solution 17

  

Question 18

In the given figure, if AOD = 135° then BOC is equal to

(a) 25°

(b) 45°

(c) 52.5°

(d) 62.5°

  

Solution 18

  

Question 19

In the given figure, O is the centre of a circle and PT is the tangent to the circle. If PQ is a chord such that QPT = 50° then POQ = ?

(a) 100°

(b) 90°

(c) 80°

(d) 75° 

  

Solution 19

  

Question 20

In the given figure, PA and PB are two tangents to the circle with centre O. If APB = 60° then OAB is

(a) 15°

(b) 30°

(c) 60°

(d) 90° 

 

  

Solution 20

  

Question 21

If two tangents inclined at an angle of 60° are drawn to a circle of radius 3 cm then the length of each tangent is

Solution 21

  

  

Question 22

In the given figure, PQ and PR are tangents to a circle with centre A. If QPA = 27° then QAR equals

(a) 63°

(b) 117°

(c) 126°

(d) 153° 

 

  

Solution 22

Question 23

In the given figure, PA and PB are two tangents drawn from an external point P to a circle with centre C and radius 4 cm. If PA PB, then the length of each tangent is

(a) 3 cm

(b) 4 cm

(c) 5 cm

(d) 6 cm

 

  

Solution 23

Question 24

If PA and PB are two tangents to a circle with centre O such that APB = 80°. Then, AOP=?

(a) 40°

(b) 50°

(c) 60°

(d) 70° 

  

Solution 24

Question 25

In the given figure, Q is the centre of the circle. AB is the tangent to the circle at the point P. If APQ = 58° then the measure of PQB is

(a) 32°

(b) 58°

(c) 122°

(d) 132° 

  

Solution 25

Question 26

In the given figure, O is the centre of the circle. AB is the tangent to the circle at the point P. If PAO = 30° then CPB + ACP is equal to

(a) 60°

(b) 90°

(c) 120°

(d) 150° 

  

Solution 26

Question 27

In the given figure, PQ is a tangent to a circle with centre O. A is the point of contact. If PAB = 67°, then the measure of AQB is

(a) 73°

(b) 64°

(c) 53°

(d) 44° 

  

Solution 27

Question 28

In the given figure, two circles touch each other at C and AB is a tangent to both the circles. The measure of ACB is

(a) 45°

(b) 60°

(c) 90°

(d) 120° 

  

Solution 28

  

Question 29

O is the centre of a circle of radius 5 cm. At a distance of 13 cm from O, a point P is taken. From this point, two tangents PQ and PR are drawn to the circle. Then, the area of quad. PQOR is

(a) 60 cm2

(b) 32.5 cm2

(c) 65 cm2

(d) 30 cm2

  

Solution 29

Question 30

In the given figure, PQR is a tangent to the circle at Q, whose centre is O and AB is a chord parallel to PR such that BQR = 70°. Then, AQB = ?

(a) 20°

(b) 35°

(c) 40°

(d) 45°

  

Solution 30

Question 31

The length of the tangent from an external point P to a circle of radius 5 cm is 10 cm. The distance of the point from the centre of the circle is

Solution 31

  

Question 32

In the given figure, O is the centre of a circle, BOA is its diameter and the tangent at the point P meets BA extended at T. If PBO = 30° then PTA =?

(a) 60°

(b) 30°

(c) 15°

(d) 45°

  

Solution 32

Question 33

In the given figure, a circle touches the side DF of ∆EDF at H and touches ED and EF produced at K and M respectively. If EK = 9 cm then the perimeter of ∆EDF is

(a) 9 cm

(b) 12 cm

(c) 13.5 cm

(d) 18 cm

  

Solution 33

Question 34

To draw a pair of tangents to a circle, which are inclined to each other at an angle of 45°, we have to draw tangents at the end points of those two radii, the angle between which is

(a) 105°

(b) 135°

(c) 140°

(d) 145°

Solution 34

  

Question 35

In the given figure, O is the centre of a circle; PQL and PRM are the tangents at the points Q and R respectively and S is a point on the circle such that SQL = 50° and SRM = 60°. Then, QSR =?

(a) 40°

(b) 50°

(c) 60°

(d) 70°

  

Solution 35

Question 36

In the given figure, a triangle PQR is drawn to circumscribe a circle of radius 6 cm such that the segments QT and TR into which QR is divided by the point of contact T, are of lengths 12 cm and 9 cm respectively. If the area of ∆PQR = 189 cm2 then the length of side PQ is

 

(a) 17.5 cm

(b) 20 cm

(c) 22.5 cm

(d) 25 cm

  

Solution 36

  

Question 37

In the given figure, QR is a common tangent to the given circles, touching externally at the point T. The tangent at T meets QR at P. If PT = 3.8 cm then the length of QR is (a) 1.9 cm

(b) 3.8 cm

(c) 5.7 cm

(d) 7.6 cm

  

Solution 37

Question 38

In the given figure, quad. ABCD is circumscribed, touching the circle at P, Q, R and S. If AP = 5 cm, BC =7 cm and CS = 3 cm. Then, the length AB =?

(a) 9 cm

(b) 10 cm

(c) 12 cm

(d) 8 cm

 

  

Solution 38

Question 39

In the given figure, quad. ABCD is circumscribed, touching the circle at P, Q, R and S. If AP = 6cm, BP = 5 cm, CQ = 3 cm and DR = 4 cm then perimeter of quad. ABCD is

(a) 18 cm

(b) 27 cm

(c) 36 cm

(d) 32 cm

 

  

Solution 39

Question 40

In the given figure, O is the centre of a circle, AB is a chord and AT is the tangent at A. If AOB =100° then BAT is equal to

(a) 40°

(b) 50°

(c) 90°

(d) 100°

 

  

Solution 40

Question 41

In a right triangle ABC, right-angled at B, BC = 12 cm and AB =5 cm. The radius of the circle inscribed in the triangle is

(a) 1 cm

(b) 2 cm

(c) 3 cm

(d) 4 cm

Solution 41

Question 42

In the given figure, a circle is inscribed in a quadrilateral ABCD touching its sides AB, BC, CD and AD at P, Q, R and S respectively. If the radius of the circle is 10 cm, BC = 38 cm, PB = 27 cm and AD CD then the length of CD is

(a) 11 cm

(b) 15 cm

(c) 20 cm

(d) 21 cm

 

  

Solution 42

Question 43

In the given figure, ∆ABC is right-angled at B such that BC= 6 cm and AB = 8 cm. A circle with centre O has been inscribed inside the triangle. OP AB, OQ BC and OR AC. If OP = OQ =OR= x cm then x = ?

(a) 2 cm

(b) 2.5 cm

(c) 3 cm

(d) 3.5 cm

  

Solution 43

Question 44

Quadrilateral ABCD is circumscribed to a circle. If AB = 6 cm, BC =7 cm, and CD = 4 cm then the length of AD is

(a) 3 cm

(b) 4 cm

(c) 6 cm

(d) 7 cm

Solution 44

  

Question 45

In the given figure, PA and PB are tangents to the given circle such that PA = 5 cm and APB = 60°. The length of chord AB is

 

  

Solution 45

Question 46

In the given figure, DE and DF are tangents from an external point D to a circle with centre A. If DE = 5 cm and DE DF then the radius of the circle is

(a) 3 cm

(b) 4 cm

(c) 5 cm

(d) 6 cm

  

Solution 46

Question 47

In the given figure, three circles with centres A, B, C respectively touch each other externally. If AB = 5 cm, BC = 7 cm and CA = 6 cm then the radius of the circle with centre A is

(a) 1.5 cm

(b) 2 cm

(c) 2.5 cm

(d) 3 cm

  

Solution 47

Question 48

In the given figure, AP, AQ and BC are tangents to the circle. If AB = 5 cm, AC = 6 cm and BC = 4 cm then the length of AP is

(a) 15 cm

(b) 10 cm

(c) 9 cm

(d) 7.5 cm

 

  

Solution 48

Question 49

In the given figure, O is the centre of two concentric circles of radii 5 cm and 3 cm. From an external point P tangents PA and PB are drawn to these circles. If PA =12 cm then PB is equal to

 

  

Solution 49

  

Question 50

Which of the following statements is not true?

a. If a point P lies inside a circle, no tangent can be drawn to the circle, passing through P.

b. If a point P lies on the circle, then one and only one tangent can be drawn to the circle at P.

c. If a point P lies outside the circle, then only two tangents can be drawn to the circle from P.

d. A circle can have more than two parallel tangents, parallel to a given line.

Solution 50

Correct option: (d)

Options (a), (b) and (c) are all true.

However, option (d) is false since we can draw only parallel tangents on either side of the diameter, which would be parallel to a given line.

Question 51

Which of the following statements is not true?

  1. A tangent to a circle intersects the circle exactly at one point.
  2. The point common to the circle and its tangent is called the point of contact.
  3. The tangent at any point of a circle is perpendicular to the radius of the circle through the point of contact.
  4. A straight line can meet a circle at one point only.

 

Solution 51

Correct option: (d)

Options (a), (b) and (c) are all true.

However, option (d) is false since a straight line can meet a circle at two points even as shown below.

  

Question 52

Which of the following statements is not true?

  1. A line which intersects a circle in two points, is called a secant of the circle.
  2. A line intersecting a circle at one point only, is called a tangent to the circle.
  3. The point at which a line touches the circle, is called the point of contact.
  4. A tangent to the circle can be drawn from a point inside the circle.
Solution 52

Correct option: (d)

Options (a), (b) and (c) are true.

However, option (d) is false since it is not possible to draw a tangent from a point inside a circle.

Question 53

Assertion-and-Reason

Type Each question consists of two statements, namely, Assertion (A) and Reason (R). For selecting the correct answer, use the following code:

  1. Both Assertion (A) and Reason (R) are true and Reason (R) is a correct explanation of Assertion (A).
  2. Both Assertion (A) and Reason (R) are true but Reason (R) is not a correct explanation of Assertion (A).
  3. Assertion (A) is true and Reason (R) is false.
  4. Assertion (A) is false and Reason (R) is true.

 

Assertion (A)

Reason (R)

At a point P of a circle with centre O and radius 12 cm, a tangent  PQ of length 16 cm is drawn. Then, OQ = 20 cm.

The tangent at any point of a circle is perpendicular to the radius through the point of contact.

 

The correct answer is (a)/(b)/(c)/(d).

Solution 53

  

  

Question 54

Assertion (A)

Reason (R)

If two tangents are drawn to a circle from an external point then they subtend equal angles at the centre.

A parallelogram circumscribing a circle is a rhombus.

 

The correct answer is (a)/(b)/(c)/(d).

Solution 54

  

  

Question 55

Assertion (A)

Reason (R)

In the given figure, a quad. ABCD is drawn to circumscribe a given circle, as shown.

Then, AB + BC = AD + DC

 

  

In two concentric circles, the chord of the larger circle, which touches the smaller circle, is bisected at the point of contact.

 

The correct answer is (a) / (b) / (c) / (d).

Solution 55

  

Chapter 12 - Circles Exercise FA

Question 1

In the given figure, O is the centre of a circle, PQ is a chord and the tangent PT at P makes an angle of 50° with PQ. Then, POQ = ?

(a) 130°

(b) 100°

(c) 90°

(d) 75°

  

Solution 1

  

Question 2

If the angle between two radii of a circle is 130° then the angle between the tangents at the ends of the radii is

(a) 65°

(b) 40°

(c) 50°

(d) 90°

Solution 2

 

   

Question 3

If tangents PA and PB from a point P to a circle with centre O are drawn so that APS = 80° then POA = ?

(a) 40°

(b) 50°

(c) 80°

(d) 60°

  

Solution 3

  

Question 4

In the given figure, AD and AE are the tangents to a circle with centre O and BC touches the circle at F. If AE = 5 cm then perimeter of  ∆ABC is

(a) 15 cm

(b) 10 cm

(c) 22.5 cm

(d) 20 cm

  

Solution 4

  

Question 5

In the given figure, a quadrilateral ABCD is drawn to circumscribe a circle such that its sides AB, BC, CD and AD touch the circle at P, Q, R and S respectively. If AB = x cm, BC = 7 cm, CR = 3 cm and AS = 5 cm, find x.

  

Solution 5

Question 6

In the given figure, PA and PB are the tangents to a circle with centre O. Show that the points A, O, B, P are concyclic.

  

Solution 6

Question 7

In the given figure, PA and PB are two tangents from an external point P to a circle with centre O. If PBA = 65°, find OAB and APB.

  

Solution 7

Question 8

Two tangent segments BC and BD are drawn to a circle with centre O such that CBD = 120°. Prove that OB = 2BC.

  

Solution 8

  

Question 9

Fill in the blanks.

i. A line intersecting a circle in two distinct points is called a ______ .

ii. A circle can have ________  parallel tangents at the most.

iii. The common point of a tangent to a circle and the circle is called the ________ .

iv. A circle can have _________ tangents.

Solution 9
  1. A line intersecting a circle in two distinct points is called a secant.
  2. A circle can have two parallel tangents at the most.
  3. This is since we can draw only parallel tangents on either side of a diameter.
  4. The common point of a tangent to a circle and the circle is called the point of contact.
  5. A circle can have infinitely many tangents.

 

Question 10

Prove that the lengths of two tangents drawn from an external point to a circle are equal.

Solution 10

  

  

Question 11

Prove that the tangents drawn at the ends of the diameter of a circle are parallel.

Solution 11

  

  

Question 12

In the given figure, if AB = AC, prove that BE = CE.

  

Solution 12

  

Question 13

If two tangents are drawn to a circle from an external point, show that they subtend equal angles at the centre.

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Question 14

Prove that the tangents drawn at the ends of a chord of a circle make equal angles with the chord.

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Question 15

Prove that the parallelogram circumscribing a circle, is a rhombus.

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Question 16

Two concentric circles are of radii 5 cm and 3 cm respectively. Find the length of the chord of the larger circle which touches the smaller circle.

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Question 17

A quadrilateral is drawn to circumscribe a circle. Prove that the sums of opposite sides are equal.

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Question 18

Prove that the opposite sides of a quadrilateral circumscribing a circle subtend supplementary angles at the centre of the circle.

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Question 19

Prove that the angle between the two tangents drawn from an external point to a circle is supplementary to the angle subtended by the line segments joining the points of contact at the centre.

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Question 20

PQ is a chord of length 16 cm of a circle of radius 10 cm. The tangents at P and Q intersect at a point T as shown in the figure. Find the length of TP.

Solution 20