## ML Aggarwal Class 10 Solutions for ICSE Maths Chapter 15 Circles Ex 15.3

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**Question 1.**

**Find the length of the tangent drawn to a circle of radius 3 cm, from a point distant 5 cm from the centre.**

**Solution:**

In a circle with centre O and radius 3 cm

and P is at a distance of 5 cm.

**Question 2.**

**A point P is at a distance 13 cm from the centre C of a circle and PT is a tangent to the given circle. If PT = 12 cm, find the radius of the circle.**

**Solution:**

CT is the radius

CP = 13 cm and tangent PT = 12 cm

**Question 3.**

**The tangent to a circle of radius 6 cm from an external point P, is of length 8 cm. Calculate the distance of P from the nearest point of the circle.**

**Solution:**

Radius of the circle = 6 cm

and length of tangent = 8 cm

Let OP be the distance

i.e. OA = 6 cm, AP = 8 cm .

OA is the radius

**Question 4.**

**Two concentric circles are of the radii 13 cm and 5 cm. Find the length of the chord of the outer circle which touches the inner circle.**

**Solution:**

Two concentric circles with centre O

OP and OB are the radii of the circles respectively, then

OP = 5 cm, OB = 13 cm.

**Question 5.**

**Two circles of radii 5 cm and 2-8 cm touch each other. Find the distance between their centres if they touch :**

**(i) externally**

**(ii) internally.**

**Solution:**

Radii of the circles are 5 cm and 2.8 cm.

i.e. OP = 5 cm and CP = 2.8 cm.

(i) When the circles touch externally,

then the distance between their centres = OC = 5 + 2.8 = 7.8 cm.

(ii) When the circles touch internally,

then the distance between their centres = OC = 5.0 – 2.8 = 2.2 cm

**Question 6.**

**(a) In figure (i) given below, triangle ABC is circumscribed, find x.**

**(b) In figure (ii) given below, quadrilateral ABCD is circumscribed, find x.**

**Solution:**

(a) From A, AP and AQ are the tangents to the circle

∴ AQ = AP = 4cm

**Question 7.**

**(a) In figure (i) given below, quadrilateral ABCD is circumscribed; find the perimeter of quadrilateral ABCD.**

**(b) In figure (ii) given below, quadrilateral ABCD is circumscribed and AD ⊥ DC ; find x if radius of incircle is 10 cm.**

**Solution:**

(a) From A, AP and AS are the tangents to the circle

∴AS = AP = 6

From B, BP and BQ are the tangents

∴BQ = BP = 5

From C, CQ and CR are the tangents

**Question 8.**

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

**(b) In the figure (ii) given below, from an external point P, tangents PA and PB are drawn to a circle. CE is a tangent to the circle at D. If AP = 15 cm, find the perimeter of the triangle PEC.**

**Solution:**

(i) Join OB

∠OBA = 90°

(Radius through the point of contact is

perpendicular to the tangent)

**Question 9.**

**(a) If a, b, c are the sides of a right triangle where c is the hypotenuse, prove that the radius r of the circle which touches the sides of the triangle is given by**

**\(r= \frac { a+b-c }{ 2 } \)**

**(b) In the given figure, PB is a tangent to a circle with centre O at B. AB is a chord of length 24 cm at a distance of 5 cm from the centre. If the length of the tangent is 20 cm, find the length of OP.**

**Solution:**

(a) Let the circle touch the sides BC, CA and AB

of the right triangle ABC at points D, E and F respectively,

where BC = a, CA = b

and AB = c (as showing in the given figure).

**Question 10.**

**Three circles of radii 2 cm, 3 cm and 4 cm touch each other externally. Find the perimeter of the triangle obtained on joining the centres of these circles.**

**Solution:**

Three circles with centres A, B and C touch each other externally

at P, Q and R respectively and the radii of these circles are

2 cm, 3 cm and 4 cm.

**Question 11.**

**(a) In the figure (i) given below, the sides of the quadrilateral touch the circle. Prove that AB + CD = BC + DA.**

**(b) In the figure (ii) given below, ABC is triangle with AB = 10cm, BC = 8cm and AC = 6cm (not drawn to scale). Three circles are drawn touching each other with vertices A, B and C as their centres. Find the radii of the three circles**

**Solution:**

(a) Given: Sides of quadrilateral ABCD touch the circle at

P, Q, R and S respectively.

**Question 12.**

**(a) ln the figure (i) PQ = 24 cm, QR = 7 cm and ∠PQR = 90°. Find the radius of the inscribed circle ∆PQR**

**(b) In the figure (ii) given below, two concentric circles with centre O are of radii 5 cm and 3 cm. From an external point P, tangents PA and PB are drawn to these circles. If AP = 12cm, find BP.**

**Solution:**

(a) In the figure, a circle is inscribed in the triangle PQR

which touches the sides. O is centre of the circle.

PQ = 24cm, QR = 7 cm ∠PQR = 90°

OM is joined.

**Question 13.**

**(a) In the figure (i) given below, AB = 8 cm and M is mid-point of AB. Semi-circles are drawn on AB, AM and MB as diameters. A circle with centre C touches all three semi-circles as shown, find its radius.**

**(b) In the figure (ii) given below, equal circles with centres O and O’ touch each other at X. OO’ is produced to meet a circle O’ at A. AC is tangent to the circle whose centre is O. O’D is perpendicular to AC. Find the value of :**

**(i) \(\\ \frac { AO’ }{ AO } \)**

**(ii) \(\frac { area\quad of\quad \Delta ADO’ }{ area\quad of\quad \Delta ACO } \)**

**Solution:**

(a) Let x be the radius of the circle

with centre C and radii of each equal

**Question 14.**

**The length of the direct common tangent to two circles of radii 12 cm and 4 cm is 15 cm. Calculate the distance between their centres.**

**Solution:**

Let R and r be the radii of the circles

with centre A and B respectively

Let TT’ be their common tangent.

Hence distance between their centres = 17 cm Ans.

**Question 15.**

**Calculate the length of a direct common tangent to two circles of radii 3 cm and 8 cm with their centres 13 cm apart.**

**Solution:**

Let A and B be the centres of the circles

whose radii are 8 cm and 3 cm and

let TT’ length of their common tangent and AB = 13 cm.

**Question 16.**

**In the given figure, AC is a transverse common tangent to two circles with centres P and Q and of radii 6 cm and 3 cm respectively. Given that AB = 8 cm, calculate PQ.**

**Solution:**

AC is a transverse common tangent to the two circles

with centre P and Q and of radii 6 cm and 3 cm respectively

AB = 8 cm. Join AP and CQ.

**Question 17.**

**Two circles with centres A, B are of radii 6 cm and 3 cm respectively. If AB = 15 cm, find the length of a transverse common tangent to these circles.**

**Solution:**

AB = 15 cm.

Radius of the circle with centre A = 6 cm

and radius of second circle with radius B = 3 cm.

**Question 18.**

**(a) In the figure (i) given below, PA and PB are tangents at a points A and B respectively of a circle with centre O. Q and R are points on the circle. If ∠APB = 70°, find (i) ∠AOB (ii) ∠AQB (iii) ∠ARB**

**(b) In the figure (ii) given below, two circles touch internally at P from an external point Q on the common tangent at P, two tangents QA and QB are drawn to the two circles. Prove that QA = QB.**

**Solution:**

(a) To find : (i) ∠AOB, (ii) ∠AQB, (iii) ∠ARB

Given: PA and PB are tangents at the points A and B respectively

of a circle with centre O and OA and OB are radii on it.

∠APB = 70°

Construction: Join AB

**Question 19.**

**In the given figure, AD is a diameter of a circle with centre O and AB is tangent at A. C is a point on the circle such that DC produced intersects the tangent of B. If ∠ABC = 50°, find ∠AOC.**

**Solution:**

Given AB is tangent to the circle at A and OA is radius, OA ⊥ AB

In ∆ABD

**Question 20.**

**In the given figure, tangents PQ and PR are drawn from an external point P to a circle such that ∠RPQ = 30°. A chord RS is drawn parallel to the tangent PQ, Find ∠RQS**

**Solution:**

In the given figure,

PQ and PR are tangents to the circle with centre O drawn from P

∠RPQ = 30°

Chord RS || PQ is drawn

To find ∠RQS

∴ PQ = PR (tangents to the circle)

**Question 21.**

**(a) In the figure (i) given below, PQ is a tangent to the circle at A, DB is a diameter, ∠ADB = 30° and ∠CBD = 60°, calculate (i) ∠QAB (ii) ∠PAD (iii) ∠CDB.**

**(b) In the figure (ii) given below, ABCD is a cyclic quadrilateral. The tangent to the circle at B meets DC produced at F. If ∠EAB = 85° and ∠BFC = 50°, find ∠CAB.**

**Solution:**

(a) PQ is tangent and AD is chord

(i) ∴ ∠QAB = ∠BDA = 30°

(Angles in the alternate segment)

(ii) In ∆ADB,

∠DAB = 90° (Angle in a semi-circle)

⇒ ∠CAB = 35°

**Question 22.**

**(a) In the figure (i) given below, O is the centre of the circle and SP is a tangent. If ∠SRT = 65°, find the value of x, y and z. (2015)**

**(b) In the figure (ii) given below, O is the centre of the circle. PS and PT are tangents and ∠SPT = 84°. Calculate the sizes of the angles TOS and TQS.**

**Solution:**

Consider the following figure:

TS ⊥ SP,

∠TSR = ∠OSP = 90°

In ∆TSR,

∠TSR + ∠TRS + ∠RTS = 180°

**Question 23.**

**In the given figure, O is the centre of the circle. Tangents to the circle at A and B meet at C. If ∠ACO = 30°, find**

**(i) ∠BCO (ii) ∠AOR (iii) ∠APB**

**Solution:**

(i) ∠BCO = ∠ACO = 30°

(∵ C is the intersecting point of tangent AC and BC)

(ii) ∠OAC = ∠OBC = 90°

∵∠AOC = ∠BOC = 180° – (90° + 30°) = 60°

(∵ sum of the three angles a ∆ is 180°)

**Question 24.**

**(a) In the figure (i) given below, O is the centre of the circle. The tangent at B and D meet at P. If AB is parallel to CD and ∠ ABC = 55°. find: (i)∠BOD (ii) ∠BPD**

**(b) In the figure (ii) given below. O is the centre of the circle. AB is a diameter, TPT’ is a tangent to the circle at P. If ∠BPT’ = 30°, calculate : (i)∠APT (ii) ∠B OP.**

**Solution:**

(a) AB || CD

(i) ∠ABC = ∠BCD (Alternate angles)

⇒ ∠BCD = 55°

**Question 25.**

**In the adjoining figure, ABCD is a cyclic quadrilateral.**

**The line PQ is the tangent to the circle at A. If ∠CAQ : ∠CAP = 1 : 2, AB bisects ∠CAQ and AD bisects ∠CAP, then find the measure of the angles of the cyclic quadrilateral. Also prove that BD is a diameter of the circle.**

**Solution:**

ABCD is a cyclic quadrilateral.

PAQ is the tangent to the circle at A.

∠CAD : ∠CAP = 1 : 2.

AB and AD are the bisectors of ∠CAQ and ∠CAP respectively

**Question 26.**

**In a triangle ABC, the incircle (centre O) touches BC, CA and AB at P, Q and R respectively. Calculate (i) ∠QOR (ii) ∠QPR given that ∠A = 60°.**

**Solution:**

OQ and OR are the radii and AC and AB are tangents.

OQ ⊥ AC and OR ⊥ AB

Now in the quad. AROQ

**Question 27.**

**(a) In the figure (0 given below, AB is a diameter. The tangent at C meets AB produced at Q, ∠CAB = 34°. Find**

**(i) ∠CBA (ii) ∠CQA (2006)**

**(b) In the figure (ii) given below, AP and BP are tangents to the circle with centre O. Given ∠APB = 60°, calculate.**

**(i) ∠AOB (ii) ∠OAB (iii) ∠ACB.**

**Solution:**

(a) AB is the diameter.

**Question 28.**

**(a) In the figure (i) given below, O is the centre of the circumcircle of triangle XYZ. Tangents at X and Y intersect at T. Given ∠XTY = 80° and ∠XOZ = 140°, calculate the value of ∠ZXY. (1994)**

**(b) In the figure (ii) given below, O is the centre of the circle and PT is the tangent to the circle at P. Given ∠QPT = 30°, calculate (i) ∠PRQ (ii) ∠POQ.**

**Solution:**

(a) Join OY, OX and OY are the radii of the circle

and XT and YT are the tangents to the circle.

**Question 29.**

**Two chords AB, CD of a circle intersect internally at a point P. If**

**(i) AP = cm, PB = 4 cm and PD = 3 cm, find PC.**

**(ii) AB = 12 cm, AP = 2 cm, PC = 5 cm, find PD.**

**(iii) AP = 5 cm, PB = 6 cm and CD = 13 cm, find CP.**

**Solution:**

In a circle, two chords AB and CD intersect

each other at P internally.

**Question 30.**

**(a) In the figure (i) given below, PT is a tangent to the circle. Find TP if AT = 16 cm and AB = 12 cm.**

**(b) In the figure given below, diameter AB and chord CD of a circle meet at P. PT is a tangent to the circle at T. CD = 7.8 cm, PD = 5 cm, PB = 4 cm. Find ****(i) AB. (ii)the length of tangent PT.**

**Solution:**

(a) PT is the tangent to the circle and AT is a secant.

PT² = TA × TB

Now TA = 16 cm, AB = 12 cm

TB = AT – AB = 16 – 12 = 4 cm

∴ PT² = 16 + 4 = 64 = (8)²

⇒ PT = 8 cm or TP = 8 cm

(b) PT is tangent and PDC is secant out to the circle

∴ PT² = PC × PD

**Question 31.**

**PAB is secant and PT is tangent to a circle**

**(i) PT = 8 cm and PA = 5 cm, find the length of AB.**

**(ii) PA = 4.5 cm and AB = 13.5 cm, find the length of PT.**

**Solution:**

∵ PT is the tangent and PAB is the secant of the circle.

**Question 32.**

**In the adjoining figure, CBA is a secant and CD is tangent to the circle. If AB = 7 cm and BC = 9 cm, then**

**(i) Prove that ∆ACD ~ ∆DCB.**

**(ii) Find the length of CD.**

**Solution:**

In ∆ACD and ∆DCB

∠C = ∠C (common)

∠CAD = ∠CDB

**Question 33.**

**(a) In the figure (i) given below, PAB is secant and PT is tangent to a circle. ****If PA : AB = 1:3 and PT = 6 cm, find the length of PB.**

**(b) In the figure (ii) given below, ABC is an isosceles triangle in which AB = AC and Q is mid-point of AC. If APB is a secant, and AC is tangent to the circle at Q, prove that AB = 4 AP.**

**Solution:**

(a) In the figure (i),

PAB is secant and PT is the tangent to the circle.

PT² = PA × PB

**Question 34.**

**Two chords AB, CD of a circle intersect externally at a point P. If PA = PC, Prove that AB = CD.**

**Solution:**

Given: Two chords AB and CD intersect

each other at P outside the circle. PA = PC.

**Question 35.**

**(a) In the figure (i) given below, AT is tangent to a circle at A. If ∠BAT = 45° and ∠BAC = 65°, find ∠ABC.**

**(b) In the figure (ii) given below, A, B and C are three points on a circle. The tangent at C meets BA produced at T. Given that ∠ATC = 36° and ∠ACT = 48°, calculate the angle subtended by AB at the centre of the circle. (2001)**

**Solution:**

(a) AT is the tangent to the circle at A

and AB is the chord of the circle.

**Question 36.**

**In the adjoining figure ∆ABC is isosceles with AB = AC. Prove that the tangent at A to the circumcircle of ∆ABC is parallel to BC.**

**Solution:**

Given: ∆ABC is an isosceles triangle with AB = AC.

AT is the tangent to the circumcircle at A.

**Question 37.**

**If the sides of a rectangle touch a circle, prove that the rectangle is a square.**

**Solution:**

Given: A circle touches the sides AB, BC, CD and DA

of a rectangle ABCD at P, Q, R and S respectively.

To Prove : ABCD is a square.

**Question 38.**

**(a) In the figure (i) given below, two circles intersect at A, B. From a point P on one of these circles, two line segments PAC and PBD are drawn, intersecting the other circle at C and D respectively. Prove that CD is parallel to the tangent at P.**

**(b) In the figure (ii) given below, two circles with centres C, C’ intersect at A, B and the point C lies on the circle with centre C’. PQ is a tangent to the circle with centre C’ at A. Prove that AC bisects ∠PAB.**

**Solution:**

Given: Two circles intersect each other at A and B.

From a point P on one circle, PAC and PBD are drawn.

From P, PT is a tangent drawn. CD is joined.

**Question 39.**

**(a) In the figure (i) given below, AB is a chord of the circle with centre O, BT is tangent to the circle. If ∠OAB = 32°, find the values of x and y.**

**(b) In the figure (ii) given below, O and O’ are centres of two circles touching each other externally at the point P. The common tangent at P meets a direct common tangent AB at M. Prove that:**

**(i) M bisects AB (ii) ∠APB = 90°.**

**Solution:**

AB is a chord of a circle with centre O.

BT is a tangent to the circle and ∠OAB = 32°.

∴ In ∆OAB,

OA = OB (radii of the same circle)

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