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# Class 10 SELINA Solutions Maths Chapter 18 - Tangents and Intersecting Chords

## Tangents and Intersecting Chords Exercise Test Yourself

### Solution 1(a)

Correct option: (iii) 12 cm

AC = AB + BC = 18 cm

Since, AC and AP intersect externally.

AB × AC = AP2

AP2 = 8 × 18 = 144 cm2

AP = 12 cm

### Solution 1(b)

Correct option: (iv) 90° – x

Since, OA = OB     … (Radii of the same circle)

OAB = OBA

OBA = x

Also, OBP = 90°     (Tangent radius)

ABP = 90° x

### Solution 1(c)

Correct option: (iii) 35°

In ΔOAB,

AOC = 70°

In ΔOAC, OA = OC

OCA = OAC

Now, OAC + AOC + OCA = 180°

OAC = OCA = 55°

But, BAC = OAB OAC = 35°

### Solution 1(d)

Correct option: (iv) 42°

Since, OA = OD     … (Radii of the same circle)

But OAD + ODA + AOD = 180°

Also, OAQ = 90°     (Tangent radius)

### Solution 1(e)

Correct option: (iv) 2R units

Let the tangents be drawn to the circle at points A and B and they intersect each other at point P.

Let O be the centre of the circle.

Now, OA AP and OB BP    (Since, tangent radius)

In ΔOAB, AOB = 90°    (Since, OAPB is a square)

AB2 = OA2 + OB2 = 2R2 + 2R2 = 4R2

AB = 2R units

Thus, the shortest distance between the two points of contact is 2R units.

### Solution 1(f)

Correct option: (iv) A is false, R is false

It is not given that whether the circles are touching, intersecting or non-intersecting.

So, the assertion is false.

Also, the reason is false.

∗∗In the book, the answer is given as option (iii) which is incorrect.∗∗

## Tangents and Intersecting Chords Exercise Ex. 18(A)

### Solution 2

OP = 10 cm; radius OT = 8 cm

Length of tangent = 6 cm.

### Solution 3

AB = 15 cm, AC = 7.5 cm

Let 'r' be the radius of the circle.

OC = OB = r

AO = AC + OC = 7.5 + r

In ∆AOB,

AO2 = AB2 + OB2

Therefore, the length of radius of a circle is 11.25 cm.

### Solution 4

From Q, QA and QP are two tangents to the circle with centre O.

Therefore, QA = QP .....(i)

Similarly, from Q, QB and QP are two tangents to the circle with centre O'.

Therefore, QB = QP ......(ii)

From (i) and (ii)

QA = QB

Therefore, tangents QA and QB are equal.

### Solution 5

Radius of outer circle, OS = 5 cm.

Radius of inner circle, OT = 3 cm.

(Angle between the radius and the tangent)

In Rt. triangle OTS, by Pythagoras Theorem,

Since OT is perpendicular to SP and OT bisects chord SP,

SP = 8 cm

### Solution 6

AB = 6 cm, AC = 8 cm and BC = 9 cm

Let radii of the circles having centers A, B and C be r1, r2 and r3 respectively.

r1 + r3 = 8       ....(1)

r3 + r2 = 9       ....(2)

r2 + r1 = 6       ....(3)

r1 + r3 + r3 + r2 + r2 + r1 = 8 + 9 + 6

2(r1 + r2 + r3) = 23

r1 + r2 + r3 = 11.5 cm

r1 + 9 = 11.5      (Since r2 + r3 = 9)

r1 = 2.5 cm

r2 + 8 = 11.5      (Since r1 + r3 = 8)

r2 = 3.5 cm

r3 + 6 = 11.5 (Since r1 + r2 = 6)

r3 = 5.5 cm

Hence, r1 = 2.5 cm, r2 = 3.5 cm and r3 = 5.5 cm

### Solution 7

Let the circle touch the sides AB, BC, CD and DA of quadrilateral ABCD at P, Q, R and S respectively.

Since AP and AS are tangents to the circle from external point A,

AP = AS      ....(i)

Similarly, we can prove that:

BP = BQ      ....(ii)

CR = CQ      ....(iii)

DR = DS      ....(iv)

Adding (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv),

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

AB + CD = AD + BC

Hence, AB + CD = AD + BC

### Solution 8

From A, AP and AS are tangents to the circle.

Therefore, AP = AS     ....(i)

Similarly, we can prove that

BP = BQ      ....(ii)

CR = CQ      ....(iii)

DR = DS      ....(iv)

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

AB + CD = AD + BC

But AB = CD and BC = AD      ....(v)      [Opposite sides of a parallelogram]

Therefore, AB + AB = BC + BC

2AB = 2BC

AB = BC      ....(vi)

From (v) and (vi)

AB = BC = CD = DA

Hence, ABCD is a rhombus.

### Solution 9

From B, BQ and BP are the tangents to the circle.

Therefore, BQ = BP       ....(i)

Similarly, we can prove that

AP = AR                      ....(ii)

and CR = CQ               ....(iii)

AP + BQ + CR = BP + CQ + AR         ....(iv)    [Proved]

Adding (AP + BQ + CR) to both sides,

2(AP + BQ + CR) = AP + BP + CQ + BQ + AR + CR

2(AP + BQ + CR) = AB + BC + CA

Therefore, AP + BQ + CR = x (AB + BC + CA)

AP + BQ + CR = x Perimeter of triangle ABC

### Solution 10

From A, AP and AR are the tangents to the circle.

Therefore, AP = AR.

Similarly, we can prove that

BP = BQ and CR = CQ

AP + BP + CQ = AR + BQ + CR

(AP + BP) + CQ = (AR + CR) + BQ

AB + CQ = AC + BQ

But AB = AC

Therefore, BQ = CQ

### Solution 11

Radius of bigger circle = 6.3 cm

Radius of smaller circle = 3.6 cm

i)

Two circles are touching each other at P externally.

O and O’ are the centers of the circles.

Join OP and O’P

OP = 6.3 cm, O’P = 3.6 cm

Distance between the centres = OO'

OP + O’P

= 6.3 + 3.6

= 9.9 cm

ii)

Two circles are touching each other at P internally.

O and O’ are the centers of the circles.

Join OP and O’P.

OP = 6.3 cm, O’P = 3.6 cm

Distance between the centres = OO’

= OP - O’P

= 6.3 - 3.6

= 2.7 cm

### Solution 12

i) In

AP = BP (Tangents from P to the circle)

OP = OP (Common)

OA = OB (Radii of the same circle)

ii) In

OA = OB (Radii of the same circle)

(Proved )

OM = OM (Common)

Hence, OM or OP is the perpendicular bisector of chord AB.

### Solution 13

Draw TPT' as common tangent to the circles.

i) TA and TP are the tangents to the circle with centre O.

Therefore, TA = TP        ....(i)

Similarly, TP = TB         ....(ii)

From (i) and (ii)

TA = TB

Therefore, TPT' is the bisector of AB.

ii) Now in

Similarly in

### Solution 14

Now,

In triangle OPQ,

OP = OQ (Radii of the same circle)

From (i) and (ii)

### Solution 15

In

Therefore, LBMO is a square.

LB = BM = OM = OL = x

Since ABC is a right triangle

### Solution 16

The incircle touches the sides of the triangle ABC and

ii) Now arc RQ subtends at the centre and at the remaining part of the circle.

### Solution 17

Join QR.

ii) In

OQ = QR (Radii of the same circle)

iii) Now arc RQ subtends at the centre and at the remaining part of the circle.

### Solution 18

In

OB = OC (Radii of the same circle)

Now in

### Solution 19

(angles in alternate segment)

But OS = OR (Radii of the same circle)

Now,

OQ = OR   (radii of same circle)

But in

From (i) and (ii),

### Solution 20

Join AT and BT.

i) TC is the diameter of the circle

(Angle in a semi-circle)

ii)

(Angles in the same segment of the circle)

(Angles in the same segment of the circle)

iii) (angle between a tangent and a chord through the point of contact is equal to an angle in the alternate segment)

Now in

### Solution 21

Join OC.

Now, PA and PC are the tangents to the circle with centre O.

Now, arc BC subtends at the centre and at the remaining part of the circle

### Solution 22

CAB = BAQ = 30°      (AB is angle bisector of CAQ)

Then, ∠CAQ = 2BAQ = 60°

Now, ∠CAQ + PAC = 180°    (angles in linear pair)

∴ PAC = 180° - 60° = 120°

Now,

DAB = CAD + CAB = 60° + 30° = 90°

Thus, BD subtends a right angle on the circle.

So, BD is the diameter of the circle.

### Solution 1(a)

Correct option: (i) 9 cm

Let the tangent QR touches the circle at point S.

Tangents from an external point to the circle are equal to each other.

PA = PB, RA = RS and QB = QS

Now, PQ + QR + PR = 18 cm

PQ + QS + SR + PR = 18 cm

PQ + QB + RA + PR = 18 cm

PB + PA = 18 cm

PA = PB = 9 cm

### Solution 1(b)

Correct option: (i) 16 cm

OP AB   (Tangent at any point and the radius through this point are perpendicular)

In ΔOAP, OPA = 90°

OA2 = OP2 + AP2

AP = 8 cm

Since, perpendicular drawn from the centre of a circle to the chord bisects the chord.

AB = 2AP = 16 cm

### Solution 1(c)

Correct option: (ii) 17 cm

Given: AC = 15 cm, BC = 8 cm

In ΔABC, ACB = 90°

AB2 = AC2 + BC2

AB2 = 225 + 64 = 289 cm2

AB = 17 cm

So, P will equidistant from the vertices of the side AB.

PA = PB

### Solution 1(d)

Correct option: (iii) 40°

DOC + DOA = 180°

DOA = 80°

In ΔAOD, OA = OD   … Radii of same circle

ODB = 180° ADO = 130°

Thus, B = 360° BDO DOC OCD = 40°

### Solution 1(e)

Correct option: (iv) 55°

Here, OAP = 90° = OBP     Tangent Radius

AOB = 360° OAP OBP APB = 110°

Angle subtended by an arc at the centre is twice the angle subtended by the same arc at the remaining circumference.

ACB = ½ AOB = 55°

## Tangents and Intersecting Chords Exercise Ex. 18(B)

### Solution 3

i) PAQ is a tangent and AB is the chord.

(angles in the alternate segment)

ii) OA = OD (radii of the same circle)

iii) BD is the diameter.

(angle in a semi-circle)

Now in

### Solution 4

PQ is a tangent and OR is the radius.

But in

OT = OR (Radii of the same circle)

In

### Solution 5

Join O'A and O'B.

CD is the tangent and AO is the chord.

(angles in alternate segment)

In

OA = OB (Radii of the same circle)

From (i) and (ii)

Therefore, OA is bisector of BAC.

### Solution 6

Join OC, OD and OA.

i)

ii)

PCT is a tangent and CA is a chord.

But arc DC subtends at the centre and at the

remaining part of the circle.

### Solution 7

i) PA is the tangent and AB is a chord

( angles in the alternate segment)

In

Therefore, is an isosceles triangle.

ii) In

### Solution 8

Join AB.

(angles in alternate segment)

Similarly,

From (iii) and (iv)

Hence, and are supplementary.

### Solution 9

Join AB.

i) In Rt.

Chords AE and CB intersect each other at D inside the circle.

Therefore,

AD x DE = BD x DC

3 x DE = 4 x 9

DE = 12 cm

ii) Given, AD = BD       ....(i)

We know that:

AD x DE = BD x DC

Therefore, DE = DC     ....(ii)

AD + DE = BD + DC

Therefore, AE = BC

### Solution 10

AB is a tangent and hence, is a straight line.

AB i.e. DB is tangent to the circle at point B and BC is the diameter.

Now, OE = OC (radii of the same circle)

(vertically opposite angles)

In

### Solution 1(a)

Correct option: (iii) 7 : 4

We know that, if two chords intersect internally or externally then the product of the lengths of their segments is equal.

OA × OB = OC × OD

OB : OD = OC : OA = 7 : 4

### Solution 1(b)

Correct option: (ii) 60°

D = 180° B = 120°

External angle of a cyclic quadrilateral = Internal opposite angle

ACP = 60°

Since, AC || BD

PAC = B = 60°    (Corresponding angles)

In ΔAPC,

P = 180° PAC PCA = 60°

### Solution 1(c)

Correct option: (iv) 135°

The angle between a tangent and a chord through the point of contact is equal to an angle in the alternate segment.

EBC = BFE

BFE = 45°

Here, BDEF is a cyclic quadrilateral.

Since, the opposite angles of a cyclic quadrilateral are equal.

EDB + BFE = 180°

EDB = 135°

### Solution 1(d)

Correct option: (ii) 12 cm

Since, chord PC and tangent PA intersect externally.

PB × PC = PA2

PC = 16 cm

Now, PC = PB + BC

BC = 12 cm

### Solution 1(e)

Correct option: (i) 30°

Here, BAC = 90°    … (Angle in the semicircle)

In ΔABC, sum of all interior angles is 180°.

ACB = 180° ABC BAC = 30°

Now, tangent PA and chord AB intersect at A.

And we know that, the angle between a tangent and a chord through the point of contact is equal to an angle in the alternate segment.

PAB = 30°

Also, P = 180° PAC – ACB

P = 180° 120° 30°

P = 30°

## Tangents and Intersecting Chords Exercise TEST YOURSELF

### Solution 2

Given: A circle with centre O and radius r. . Also AB > CD

To prove: OM < ON

Proof: Join OA and OC.

In Rt.

Again in Rt.

From (i) and (ii)

Hence, AB is nearer to the centre than CD.

### Solution 3

(Sum of opposite angles of a quadrilateral)

Now in

Now in

### Solution 4

Since ABCD is a cyclic quadrilateral, therefore, BCD + BAD = 180

(since opposite angles of a cyclic quadrilateral are supplementary)

BCD + 70 = 180

BCD = 180 - 70 = 110

In BCD, we have,

CBD + BCD + BDC = 180

30 + 110 + BDC = 180

BDC = 180 - 140

BDC = 40

Similarly,

Hence,

### Solution 6

AB is the diameter.

ADB = 90º (Angle in a semi-circle)

In ABD and ACD,

AB = AC (Given)

ABD ACD (RHS congruence criterion)

BD = DC (C.P.C.T)

Hence, the circle bisects base BC at D.

### Solution 7

Join ED, EF and DF. Also join BF, FA, AE and EC.

(Sum of opposite angles)

### Solution 8

Join OB.

BC = OD ... (given)

OD = OB ... (radii of the same circle)

Hence,

BC = OB

In

In

Since DOC is a straight-line

### Solution 9

Join AP and BP.

Since TPS is a tangent and PA is the chord of the circle.

(angles in alternate segments)

But

arc PA = arc PB,

hence PA = PB

But these are alternate angles

### Solution 10

i) PQ is tangent and CD is a chord

(angles in the alternate segment)

ii)

iii) In

### Solution 11

Join OC.

BCD is the tangent and OC is the radius.

Substituting in (i)

### Solution 12

i) In

and BC is the diameter of the circle.

Therefore, AB is the tangent to the circle at B.

Now, AB is tangent and ADC is the secant

Now,

∠BDC = ∠BDA  = 90o ... angle subtended by a diameter

ii) In

From (i) and (ii)

Now in

### Solution 13

In

(angles in the same segment)

AC = AE (Given)

(Common)

(ASA Postulate)

but AC = AE

In

(angles in the same segment)

BC = DE

(angles in the same segment)

(ASA Postulate)

BP = DP and CP = PE (cpct)

### Solution 14

i) Join OC and OB.

AB = BC = CD and

OA = OD = OC = OB all are radii of the circle

Hence,

All the 3 triangles are congruent

So,

∠AOB = ∠DOC = ∠COB [By C.P.C.T.C]

OB and OC are the bisectors of and respectively.

In

Hence,

∠AOB = ∠DOC = ∠COB = 60o

Arc BC subtends at the centre and at the remaining part of the circle.

ii)

Similarly,

∠BED = 0.5 ∠BOD = 60o

### Solution 15

In the given fig, O is the centre of the circle and CA and CB are the tangents to the circle from C. Also, ACO = 30

P is any point on the circle. P and PB are joined.

To find: (i)

(ii)

(iii)

Proof:

### Solution 16

Join PB.

Now in

ii) Now in

iii) Arc AQ subtends at the centre and APQ at the remaining part of the circle.

We have,

From (1), (2) and (3), we have

Now in

But these are alternate angles.

Hence, AO is parallel to BQ.

### Solution 17

Join PQ, RQ and ST.

i)

Arc RQ subtends at the centre and QTR at the remaining part of the circle.

ii) Arc QP subtends at the centre and QRP at the remaining part of the circle.

iii) RS || QT

iv) Since RSTQ is a cyclic quadrilateral

(sum of opposite angles)

### Solution 18

Join PB.

In TAP and TBP,

TA = TB (tangents segments from an external points are equal in length)

Also, ATP = BTP. (since OT is equally inclined with TA and TB) TP = TP (common)

TAP TBP (by SAS criterion of congruency)

TAP = TBP (corresponding parts of congruent triangles are equal)

But TBP = BAP (angles in alternate segments)

Therefore, TAP = BAP.

Hence, AP bisects TAB.

### Solution 19

We know that XB.XA = XD.XC

Or, XB.(XB + BA) = XD.(XD + CD)

Or, 6(6 + 4) = 5(5 + CD)

Or, 60 = 5(5 + CD)

Or, 5 + CD = = 12

Or, CD = 12 - 5 = 7 cm.

### Solution 20

From the figure we see that BQ = BR = 27 cm (since length of the tangent segments from an

external point are equal)

As BC = 38 cm

CR = CB - BR = 38 - 27

= 11 cm

Again,

CR = CS = 11cm (length of tangent segments from an external point are equal)

Now, as DC = 25 cm

DS = DC - SC

= 25 -11

= 14 cm

PDS = 90 (given)

OSD = 90, OPD = 90 (since tangent is perpendicular to the

radius through the point of contact)

DSOP is a parallelogram

OP||SD and PD||OS

Now, as OP = OS (radii of the same circle)

OPDS is a square. DS = OP = 14cm

radius of the circle = 14 cm

### Solution 21

In AXB,

XAB + AXB + ABX=180 [Triangle property]

XAB + 50 + 70 = 180

XAB=180 - 120 = 60

XAY=90 [Angle of semi-circle]

BAY=XAY -XAB = 90 - 60 = 30

and BXY = BAY = 30 [Angle of same segment]

ACX = BXY + ABX [External angle = Sum of two interior angles]

= 30 + 70

= 100

also,

XYP=90 [Diameter tangent]

APY = ACX -CYP

APY=100 - 90

APY=10

### Solution 22

PAQ is a tangent and AB is a chord of the circle.

i) (angles in alternate segment)

ii) In

iii) (angles in the same segment)

Now in

iv) PAQ is the tangent and AD is chord

### Solution 23

i) AB is the diameter of the circle.

In

ii) QC is tangent to the circle

The angle between tangent and chord = angle in the alternate segment

ABQ is a straight-line

In ΔCBQ

### Solution 24

i)

ii) Since, BPDO is a quadrilateral,

### Solution 25

i) PQ = RQ

(opposite angles of equal sides of a triangle)

Now, QOP = 2PRQ (angle at the centre is double)

ii) PQC = PRQ (angles in alternate segments are equal)

QPC = PRQ (angles in alternate segments)

### Solution 26

Since AC is tangent to the circle with center P at point A.

In

Also in Rt.

From (i) and (ii),

### Solution 27

In the figure, a circle with centre O, is the circumcircle of triangle XYZ.

Tangents at X and Y intersect at point T, such that XTY = 80o

Since a tangent at any point of a circle is perpendicular to the radius at the point of contact,

we have ∠OXT = ∠OYT = 90o

Sum of angles of a quadrilateral is 360 degrees,

∠XOY = 360 − (90 + 90 + 80)

### Solution 28

From Rt.

Now, since the two chords AE and BC intersect at D,

AD x DE = CD x DB

3 x DE = 9 x 4

Hence, AE = AD + DE = (3 + 12) = 15 cm