## Selina Concise Mathematics Class 10 ICSE Solutions Chapter 18 Tangents and Intersecting Chords Ex 18A

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**Question 1.
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**The radius of a circle is 8cm. Calculate the length of a tangent drawn to this circle from a point at a distance of 10cm from its centre.**

**Solution:**

OP = 10 cm,

raduis OT = 8 cm

∵ OT ⊥ PT

∴ In right ΔOTP,

OP

^{2 }= OT

^{2}+PT

^{2}

⇒ (10)

^{2}=(8)

^{2}+PT

^{2 }⇒ 100 = 64+PT

^{2 }⇒ PT

^{2}= 100-64 = 36

∴ PT = \( \sqrt{36} \) = 6 cm

**Question 2.
**

**In the given figure O is the centre of the circle and AB is a tangent at B. If AB = 15 cm and AC = 7.5 cm, calculate the radius of the circle.**

**Solution:**

∠OBA = 90° (Radius through the point of contact is perpendicular to the tangent)

⇒ OB

^{2}= OA

^{2}– AB

^{2}⇒ r

^{2}= (r + 7.5)

^{2}– 15

^{2}

⇒ r

^{2}= r

^{2}+ 56.25 + 15r – 225 168.75

⇒ 15r= 168.75

⇒ r =\(\frac { 168.75 }{ 75 }\) ⇒ r=11.25

Hence, radius of the circle = 11.25 cm

**Question 3.
**

**Two circles touch each other externally at point P. Q is a point on the common tangent through P. Prove that the tangents QA and QB are equal.**

**Solution:**

**Given:**Two circles with centre O and O’ touches at P externally. Q is a point on the common tangent through P.

QA and QB are tangents from Q to the circles respectively.

**To Prove:**QA=QB.

**Proof:**From Q, QA and QP are the tangents to the circle with centre O

∴ QA=QP ….(i)

Similarly, QP and QB are the tangents to the circle with centre O’

∴ QP=QB ….(ii)

From (i) and (ii)

QA=QB Q.ED.

**Question 4.
**

**Two circles touch each other internally. Show that the tangents drawn to the two circles from any point on the common tangent, are equal in length.**

**Solution:**

**Given:**Two circles with centre O and O’ touch each other internally at P. Q is a point on the common tangent through P. QP an QB are tangents from Q to the circles respectively.

**Question 5.
**

**Two circles of radii 5 cm and 3 cm are concentric. Calculate the length of a chord of the outer circle which touches the inner.**

**Solution:**

**Given:**Two concentric circles with radius 5 cm and 3 cm with centre O. PQ is the chord of the outer circle which touches the inner circle at L. Join OL and OP.

OL=3 cm, OP = 5 cm

**Question 6.
**

**Three circles touch each other externally. A triangle is formed when the centres of these circles are j oined together. Find the radii of the circles, if the sides of the triangle formed are 6 cm, 8 cm and 9 cm.**

**Solution:**

Three circles touches each other externally

Δ ABC is formed by joining the centres A, B and C of the circles.

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

Let radii of the circles having centres A, B and C be r

_{1}, r

_{2}, r

_{3}respectively

**Question 7.
**

**If the sides of a quadrilateral ABCD touch a circle, prove that: AB + CD = BC + AD.**

**Solution:**

**Given:**A circle touches the sides AB, BC, CD and DA of quad. ABCD at P,Q,R and S respectively.

**To Prove:**AB + CD = BC + AD

**Proof:**Since AP and AS are the 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, we get:

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

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

AB + CD = AD + BC

Hence AB + CD = BC + AD. Q.E.D.

**Question 8.
**

**If the sides of a parallelogram touch a circle (refer figure of Q/7) prove that the parallelogram is a rhombus.**

**Solution:**

**Given :**The sides AB, BC, CD and DA of ||gm ABCD touches the circle at P, Q, R and S respectively.

**To Prove :**ABCD is a rhombus.

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

∴ AP = AS ….(i)

**Question 9.
**

**From the given figure, prove that:**

**AP + BQ + CR = BP + CQ + AR.**

**Solution:**

**Given:**In the figure, sides of Δ ABC touch a circle at P, Q, R.

**To Prove:**

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

(ii) AP + BQ + CR = \(\frac { 1 }{ 2 }\) Perimeter of Δ ABC.

**Proof :**

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

∴ BQ = BP ….(i)

Similarly we can prove that

AP= AR ……… (ii)

and CR = CQ …..(iii)

Adding we get

AP + BQ + CR = BP + CQ + AR ….(iv)

Adding AP + BQ + CR both sides,

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

⇒ 2 (AP + BQ + CR) = AB + BC + CA

∴ AP + BQ + CR = \(\frac { 1 }{ 2 }\) (AB + BC + CA)

= \(\frac { 1 }{ 2 }\) Perimeter of Δ ABC. Q.E.D.

**Question 10.
**

**In the figure of Q.9 if AB = AC then prove that BQ = CQ.**

**Solution:**

**Given:**A circle touches the sides AB, BC, CA of Δ ABC at P, Q and R respectively, and AB = AC

**Question 11.
**

**Radii of two circles are 6.3 cm and 3.6 cm. State the distance between their centres if**

**(i) they touch each other externally,**

**(ii) they touch each other internally.**

**Solution:**

Radius of bigger circle = 6.3 cm

and raduis of smaller circle = 3.6 cm.

(i) Two circles touch each other at P externally. 0 and O’ are the centres of the circles.

Join OP and OP’

OP = 3.6 cm, O’P = 6.3 cm.

Adding we get

OO’ = OP + O’P = 3.6 + 6.3 = 9.9 cm

(ii) If the circles touch each other internally at P.

OP = 3.6 cm and O’P = 6.3 cm.

∴ OO’ = O’P – OP

= 6.3 – 3.6 = 2.7 cm

**Question 12.
**

**From a point P outside a circle, with centre O, tangents PA and PB are drawn. Prove that:**

**(i) ∠AOP = ∠BOP,**

**(ii) OP is the ⊥ bisector of chord AB.**

**Solution:**

**Given:**A circle with centre 0. A point P out side the circle. From P, PA and PB are the tangents to the circle, OP and AB are joined.

**To prove:**

(i) ∠AOP = ∠BOP

(ii) OP is the perpendicular bisector of chord AB.

Proof : In ∆ AOP and ∆ BOP,

AP = BP (Tangents from P to the circle.)

OP = OP (Common)

OA = OB (Radii of the same circle)

∴ ∆ AOP s ∆ BOP (SSS postulate)

∴∠AOP = ∠BOP (C.P.C.T.)

Now in ∆ OAM and ∆ OBM,

OA = OB (Radii of the same circle)

OM = OM (Common)

∠AOM = ∠BOM (Proved ∠AOP = ∠BOP)

∴ ∆ OAM = ∆ OBM (S.A.S. Postulate)

∴ AM = MB (C.P.C.T.)

and ∠OMA = ∠OMB (C.P.C.T.)

But ∠OMA + ∠OMB = 180° (Linear pair)

∴ ∠OMA = ∠OMB = 90°

Hence OM or OP is the perpendicular bisector of AB. Q.E.D.

**Question 13.
**

**In the given figure, two circles touch each other externally at point P, AB is the direct common tangent of these circles. Prove that:**

**(i) tangent at point P bisects AB.**

**(ii) Angle APB = 90°**

**Solution:**

Given : Two circles with centre O and O’ touch each other at P externally. AB is the direct common tangent touching the circles at A and B respectively.

AP, BP are joined. TPT’ is the common tangent to the circles.

**To Prove :**(i) TPT’ bisects AB (ii) ∠APB = 90°

**Proof :**

∵ TA and TP arc the tangents to the circle

∴ TA = TP …(i)

Similarly TP. = TB ….(ii)

From (i) and (ii)

TA = TB

∴ TPT’ is the bisector of AB.

Now in ∆ ATP

TA = TP

∴ ∠TAP = ∠TPA

Similarly in A BTP.

∠TBP = ∠TPB

Adding we get.

∠TAP + ∠TBP = ∠APB

But ∠TAP + ∠TBP + ∠APB = 180°

∴ ∠APB = ∠TAP + ∠TBP = 90°. Q.E.D.

**Question 14.
**

**Tangents AP and AQ are drawn to a circle, with centre O, from an exterior point A. Prove that:**

**∠PAQ = 2∠OPQ**

**Solution:**

**Given:**A circle with centre O. two tangents PA and QA are drawn from a point A out side the circle OP, OQ. OA and PQ are joined.

**Question 15.
**

**Two parallel tangents of a circle meet a third tangent at points P and Q. Prove that PQ subtends a right angle at the centre.**

**Solution:**

**Given:**A circle with centre O, AP and BQ are two parallel tangents. A third tangent PQ intersect them at P and Q. PO and QO are joined

**Question 16.
**

**ABC is a right angled triangle with AB = 12 cm and AC = 13 cm. A circle, with centre O, has been inscribed inside the triangle.**

**Calculate the value of x, the radius of the inscribed circle.**

**Solution:**

In ∆ ABC, ∠B = 90°

OL ⊥ AB, OM ⊥ BC and

ON ⊥ AC.

**Question 17.
**

**In a triangle ABC, the incircle (centre O) touches BC, CA and AB at points P, Q and R respectively. Calculate :**

**(i) ∠ QOR**

**(ii) ∠ QPR given that ∠ A = 60°.**

**Solution:**

**Question 18.
**

**In the following figure, PQ and PR are tangents to the circle, with centre O. If ∠ QPR = 60°, calculate:**

**(i) ∠ QOR**

**(ii) ∠ OQR**

**(iii) ∠ QSR.**

**Solution:**

**Question 19.
**

**In the given figure, AB is the diameter of the circle, with centre O, and AT is the tangent. Calculate the numerical value of x.**

**Solution:**

**Question 20.
**

**In quadrilateral ABCD; angle D = 90°, BC = 38 cm and DC = 25 cm. A circle is inscribed in this quadrilateral which touches AB at point Q such that QB = 27 cm. Find the radius of the circle. |1990]**

**Solution:**

BQ and BR arc the tangenls from B to the circle.

∴ BR = BQ = 27 cm.

∴ RC = 38-27 = 11 cm.

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

∴ CS = CR= 11 cm.

∴ DS = 25 – 11 = 14 cm.

DS and DP are the tangents to the circle

∴ DS = DP

∴ ∠ PDS = 90° (given)

and OP ⊥ AD, OS ⊥ DC

∴ Radius = DS = 14 cm

**Question 21.
**

**In the given, PT touches the circle with centre O at point R. Diameter SQ is produced to meet the tangent TR at P.**

**Given ∠ SPR = x° and ∠ QRP = y°;**

**Prove that**

**(i) ∠ ORS = y°**

**(ii) Write an expression connecting x and y. [1992]**

**Solution:**

∠ QRP = ∠ OSR = y (Angles in the alternate segment)

But OS = OR (radii of the same circle)

∴ ∠ ORS = ∠ OSR = y°

∴ OQ = OR (radii of the same circle)

∴ ∠ OQR = ∠ ORQ = 90° – y° ….(i) (OR ⊥ PT)

But in ∆ PQR,

Ext. ∠ OQR = x° + y° ….(ii)

from (i) and (ii)

x° + y° = 90° – y°

⇒ x° + 2y° = 90°

**Question 22.
**

**PT is a tangent to the circle at T. If ∠ ABC = 70° and ∠ ACB = 50°; calculate :**

**Solution:**

**Question 23.
**

**In the given figure. O is the centre of the circumcircle ABC. Tangents at A and C intersect at P. Given angle AOB = 140° and angle APC 80°; find the angle BAC. [1996]**

**Solution:**

Join OC

∴ PA and PC are the tangents

∴ OA ⊥ PA and OC ⊥ PC

In quad APCO,

∴ ∠ APC + ∠ AOC = 180°

⇒ 80° + ∠ AOC = 180°

∴ ∠ AOC = 180° – 80° = 100°

∠ BOC = 360° – (∠ AOB + ∠ AOC)

= 360° – (140° + 100°)

= 360° – 240° = 120°

Now arc BC subtends ∠ BOC at the centre and ∠BAC at the remaining part of the circle.

∴ ∠ BAC = \(\frac { 1 }{ 2 }\)∠BOC

= \(\frac { 1 }{ 2 }\) x 120° = 60°

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