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# Selina Concise Mathematics - Part II Solution for Class 10 Mathematics Chapter 18 - Tangents and Intersecting Chords

## Selina Textbook Solutions Chapter 18 - Tangents and Intersecting Chords

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## Selina Concise Mathematics - Part II Solution for Class 10 Mathematics Chapter 18 - Tangents and Intersecting Chords Page/Excercise 18(B)

Solution 1

i) Since two chords AB and CD intersect each other at P.

ii) Since two chords AB and CD intersect each other at P.

iii) Since PAB is the secant and PT is the tangent

Solution 2

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 OC.

(angles in alternate segment)

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

Now in

Now in

Solution 6

DE is the tangent to the circle at P.

DE||QR (Given)

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

(DE is tangent and PQ is chord)

from (i) and (ii)

Hence, triangle PQR is an isosceles triangle.

Solution 7

Join OA, OB, O'A, O'B and O'O.

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 8

Draw a tangent TS at P to the circles given.

Since TPS is the tangent, PD is the chord.

Subtracting (i) from (ii)

But in

Solution 9

TAS is a tangent and AB is a chord

But these are alternate angles

Therefore, TS||BD.

Solution 10

Join OC, OD and AC.

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 11

Join AB, PB and BQ

TP is the tangent and PA is a chord

(angles in alternate segment)

Similarly,

But they are the opposite angles of the quadrilateral

Therefore, PBQT are cyclic.

Hence, P, B, Q and T are concyclic.

Solution 12

i) PA is the tangent and AB is a chord

( angles in the alternate segment)

In

Therefore, is an isosceles triangle.

ii) In

Solution 13

Join AB.

PQ is the tangent and AB is a chord

(angles in alternate segment)

Similarly,

From (iii) and (iv)

Hence, and are supplementary.

Solution 14

Join AB.

i) In Rt.

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

AD x DE = BD x DC

3 x DE = 4 x 9

DE = 12 cm

ii) If AD = BD .......(i)

We know that:

AD x DE = BD x DC

Therefore, DE = DC .......(ii)

AD + DE = BD + DC

Therefore, AE = BC

Solution 15

EBM is a tangent and BD is a chord.

(angles in alternate segments)

(Vertically opposite angles)

Since in the same circle or congruent circles, if angles are equal, then chords opposite to them are also equal.

Therefore, CE = BD

Solution 16

AB 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

## Selina Concise Mathematics - Part II Solution for Class 10 Mathematics Chapter 18 - Tangents and Intersecting Chords Page/Excercise 18(C)

Solution 1

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 2

In rhombus OABC,

OC = 10 cm

In Rt.

Area of rhombus =

ii) Area of rhombus =

But area of rhombus OABC = 2 x area of

Where r is the side of the equilateral triangle OAB.

Therefore, radius of the circle = 8 cm

Solution 3

If two circles touch internally, then distance between their centres is equal to the difference of their radii. So, AB = (5 - 3) cm = 2 cm.

Also, the common chord PQ is the perpendicular bisector of AB. Therefore, AC = CB = AB = 1 cm

In right ACP, we have AP2 = AC2 + CP2

52 = 12 + CP2

CP2 = 25 -; 1 = 24

CP =

Now, PQ = 2 CP

= 2 x cm

Solution 4

Given: AB and AC are two equal chords of C (O, r).

To prove: Centre, O lies on the bisector of BAC.

Construction: Join BC. Let the bisector of BAC intersects BC in P.

Proof:

In APB and APC,

AB = AC (Given)

BAP = CAP (Given)

AP = AP (Common)

(SAS congruence criterion)

BP = CP and APB = APC (CPCT)

APB + APC = 180 (Linear pair)

=> 2APB = 180 (APB = APC)

APB = 90

Now, BP = CP and APB = 90

AP is the perpendicular bisector of chord BC.

AP passes through the centre, O of the circle.

Solution 5

AB is the diameter and AC is the chord.

Draw

Since and hence it bisects AC, O is the centre of the circle.

Therefore, OA = 10 cm and AL = 6 cm

Now, in Rt.

Therefore, chord is at a distance of 8 cm from the centre of the circle.

Solution 6

(Sum of opposite angles of a quadrilateral)

Now in

Now in

Solution 7

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

Solution 8

Similarly,

Hence,

Solution 9

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 10

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

(Sum of opposite angles)

Solution 11

Join OB.

In

In

Since DOC is a straight line

Solution 12

Join OL, OM and ON.

Let D and d be the diameter of the circumcircle and incircle.

and let R and r be the radius of the circumcircle and incircle.

In circumcircle of

Therefore, AC is the diameter of the circumcircle i.e. AC = D

Let radius of the incircle = r

Now, from B, BL, BM are the tangents to the incircle.

(Tangents from the point outside the circle)

Now,

AB+BC+CA = AM+BM+BL+CL+CA

= AN+r+r+CN+CA

= AN+CN+2r+CA

= AC+AC+2r

= 2AC+2r

= 2D+d

Solution 13

Join AP and BP.

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

(angles in alternate segments)

But

But these are alternate angles

Solution 14

From P, AP is the tangent and PMN is the secant for first circle.

Again from P, PB is the tangent and PMN is the secant for second circle.

From (i) and (ii)

Therefore, P is the midpoint of AB.

Solution 15

i) PQ is tangent and CD is a chord

(angles in the alternate segment)

ii)

iii) In

Solution 16

Join OC.

BCD is the tangent and OC is the radius.

Substituting in (i)

Solution 17

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

ii) In

From (i) and (ii)

Now in

Solution 18

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 19

i) Join OC and OB.

AB = BC = CD and

OB and OC are the bisectors of and respectively.

In

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

Solution 20

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 21

Given: ABC is a triangle with AB = 10 cm, BC= 8 cm, AC = 6 cm. Three circles are drawn with centre A, B and C touch each other at P, Q and R respectively.

We need to find the radii of the three circles.

Solution 22

ABCD is a square whose diagonals AC and BD intersect each other at right angles at O.

i)

In

But, (vertically opposite angles)

Now in

ii)

and

Therefore, ALOB is a cyclic quadrilateral.

Solution 23

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 24

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 25

i) Since PAT||BC

(alternate angles) .........(i)

from (i) and (ii)

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

iii)

Solution 26

Let O, P and Q be the centers of the circle and semicircles.

Join OP and OQ.

OR = OS = r

and AP = PM = MQ = QB =

Now, OP = OR + RP = r + (since PM=RP=radii of same circle)

Similarly, OQ = OS + SQ = r +

OM = LM -; OL = - r

Now in Rt.

Hence AB = 6 x r

Solution 27

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 28

Join PQ.

AT is tangent and AP is a chord.

(angles in alternate segments) ........(i)

Similarly,  .......(ii)

Now in

Therefore, AQBT is a cyclic quadrilateral.

Hence, A, Q, B and T lie on a circle.

Solution 29

ABCDE is a regular pentagon.

In AED,

AE = ED (Sides of regular pentagon ABCDE)

In AED,

AED + EAD + EDA = 180º

2EAD = 180º - 108º = 72º

EDA = 36º

BAD + BCD = 108º + 72º = 180º

Solution 30

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 31

PT is the tangent and TBA is the secant of the circle.

Therefore, TP2 = TA x TB

TP2 = 16 x (16-12) = 16 x 4 = 64 = (8)2

Therefore, TP = 8 cm

Solution 32

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 33

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 34

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 35

i) AB is diameter of circle.

In

ii) QC is tangent to the circle

Angle between tangent and chord = angle in alternate segment

ABQ is a straight line

Solution 36

i)

ii) Since, BPDO is cyclic quadrilateral, opposite angles are supplementary.

Solution 37

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 38

Consider two concentric circles with centres at O. Let AB and CD be two chords of the outer circle which touch the inner circle at the points M and N respectively.

To prove the given question, it is sufficient to prove AB = CD.

For this join OM, ON, OB and OD.

Let the radius of outer and inner circles be R and r respectively.

AB touches the inner circle at M.

AB is a tangent to the inner circle

OMAB

BM = AB

AB = 2BM

Similarly ONCD, and CD = 2DN

Using Pythagoras theorem in OMB and OND

Solution 39

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

In

Also in Rt.

From (i) and (ii),

Solution 40

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

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

Solution 41

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

Solution 42

Solution 43

## Selina Concise Mathematics - Part II Solution for Class 10 Mathematics Chapter 18 - Tangents and Intersecting Chords Page/Excercise 18(A)

Solution 1

OP = 10 cm; radius OT = 8 cm

Length of tangent = 6 cm.

Solution 2

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,  r = 11.25 cm

Solution 3

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 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

OS = 5 cm

OT = 3 cm

In Rt. Triangle OST

By Pythagoras Theorem,

Since OT is perpendicular to SP and OT bisects chord SP

So, 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

r3 + r2 = 9

r2 + r1 = 6

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

r2 = 5.5 cm

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

r3 = 3.5 cm

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

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

Hence, AB + CD = AD + BC

But AB = CD and BC = AD.......(v) Opposite sides of a ||gm

Therefore, AB + AB = BC + BC

2AB = 2 BC

AB = BC ........(vi)

From (v) and (vi)

AB = BC = CD = DA

Hence, ABCD is a rhombus.

Solution 9

Since 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)

Adding AP + BQ + CR to both sides

2(AP + BQ + CR) = AP + PQ + CQ + QB + 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

Since, 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, CQ = BQ or BQ = CQ

Solution 11

Radius of bigger circle = 6.3 cm

and 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

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

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

In triangle OPQ,

OP = OQ (Radii of the same circle)

From (i) and (ii)

Solution 15

Join OP, OQ, OA, OB and OC.

In

OA = OC (Radii of the same circle)

OP = OP (Common)

PA = PC (Tangents from P)

Similarly, we can prove that

(Sum of interior angles of a transversal)

Now in

Solution 16

In

LBNO is a square.

LB = BN = OL = OM = ON = x

Since ABC is a right triangle

Solution 17

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 18

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 19

In

OB = OC (Radii of the same circle)

Now in

Solution 20

BQ and BR are the tangents from B to the circle.

Therefore, BR =BQ = 27 cm.

Also RC = (38 -; 27) = 11cm

Since CR and CS are the tangents from C to the circle

Therefore, CS = CR = 11 cm

So, DS = (25 - 11) = 14 cm

Now DS and DP are the tangents to the circle

Therefore, DS = DP

Now, (given)

and

therefore, radius = DS = 14 cm

Solution 21

(angles in alternate segment)

But OS = OR (Radii of the same circle)

But in

From (i) and (ii)

Solution 22

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) (Angles in the same segment)

Now in

Solution 23

Join OC.

Therefore, PA and PA are the tangents

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

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