## RS Aggarwal Class 10 Solutions Chapter 12 Circles Ex 12A

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**Question 1.**

**Solution:**

PT is the tangent to the circle with centre O and radius OT = 20 cm.

P is a point 29 cm away from O.

OP = 29 cm, OT = 20 cm

OT is radius and PT is the tangent

OT ⊥ PT

Now, in right ∆OPT,

OP² = OT² + PT² (Pythagoras Theorem)

⇒ (29)² = (20)² + PT²

⇒ 841 = 400 + PT²

⇒ PT² = 841 – 400

⇒ PT² = 441 = (21)²

⇒ PT = 21

Length of tangent PT = 21 cm

**Question 2.**

**Solution:**

P is a point outside the circle with centre O and OP = 25 cm

PT is the tangent to the circle and OT is the radius

OT ⊥ PT

PT = 24 cm

Now, in right ∆OPT,

OP² = OT² + PT² (Pythagoras Theorem)

⇒ 25² = OT² + (24)²

⇒ 625 = OT² + 576

⇒ OT² = 625 – 576 = 49 = (7)²

OT = 7 cm

or radius of the circle is 7 cm.

**Question 3.**

**Solution:**

Given : Two concentric circles with centre O and radii 6.5 cm and 2.5 cm respectively.

AB is a chord of the larger circle which touches the smaller circle at C.

To find : The length of AB.

Join OC, OA.

AB is tangent to the smaller circle and OC is the radius.

OC ⊥ AB and OC bisects AB at C.

AC = CB

OA = 6.5 cm, OC = 2.5 cm

Now, in right ∆OAC,

OA² = OC² + AC² (Pythagoras Theorem)

6.5² = 2.5² + AC²

⇒ 42.25 = 6.25 + AC²

⇒ AC² = 42.25 – 6.25 = 36 = (6)²

⇒ AC = 6

Length of chord AB = 2 x AC = 2 x 6 = 12 cm

**Question 4.**

**Solution:**

Given : In the given figure, a circle is inscribed in a triangle ABC which touches the sides AB, BC, CA at D, E and F respectively.

AB = 12 cm, BC = 8 cm and AC = 10 cm.

To find : Lengths of AD, BE and CF.

AD and AF are tangents to the circle from A.

AD = AF = x.

Similarly, BD and BE are tangents to the circle.

BD = BE = y

and CE and CF are tangents to the circle

CE = CF = z

x + y + 12 …(i)

y + z = 8 …(ii)

z + x = 10 …(iii)

Adding, 2(x + y + z) = 12 + 8 + 10 = 30

x + y + z = 15 …(iv)

Now, subtracting (ii), (iii) and (i) respectively from (iv)

x = 15 – 8 = 7

y = 15 – 10 = 5

z = 15 – 12 = 3

AD = 7 cm, BE = 5 cm and CF = 3 cm

**Question 5.**

**Solution:**

Given : In the given figure,

PA and PB are the tangents drawn from P to the circle with centre O.

OA and OB are joined.

To prove : A, O, B and P are concyclic.

Proof : PA is tangent and OA is the radius.

OA ⊥ PA

∠OAP = 90° …(i)

Similarly, OB is the radius and PB is the tangent

OB ⊥ PB

∠OBP = 90° …(ii)

Adding (i) and (ii)

∠OAP + ∠OBP = 90° + 90° = 180°

But these are the opposite angles of the quadrilateral AOBP

Quadrilateral AOBP is a cyclic

Hence A, O, B and P are concylic

**Question 6.**

**Solution:**

Given : In the given figure, chord AB of larger circle of the two concentric circles with centre O, touches the smaller circle at C.

To prove : AC = CB.

Construction : Join OC, OA and OB.

Proof: AB is tangent to the smaller circles and OC is the radius.

OC ⊥ AB.

In right ∆OAC and ∆OBC,

Hypotenuse OA = OB (radii of the same circle)

Side OC = OC (common)

∆OAC = ∆OBC (RHS axiom)

AC = CB (c.p.c.t.)

**Question 7.**

**Solution:**

Given : In the figure, from an external point P of the circle, PA and PB are tangents to the circle with centre O.

CD is a tangent at E.

PA = 14 cm.

To find : Perimeter of ∆PCD.

Proof: PA and PB are tangents from P to the circle.

PA = PB …(i)

CA and CE are tangents to the circle.

CA = CE …(ii)

Similarly,

DB = DE

Now, perimeter of ∆PCD

= PC + CD + PD

= PC + CE + ED + PD

= PC + CA + BD + PD

= PA + PB [From (i) and (ii)]

= 14 + 14 = 28 cm

**Question 8.**

**Solution:**

A circle with centre O, is inscribed in a ∆ABC touching it at P, Q, R respectively

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

To find, the length of BC

AP and AR are the tangents to the circle

AP = AR = 7 cm

BP = AB – AP = 10 – 7 = 3 cm

BP and BQ are the tangents to the circle

BQ = BP = 3 cm

Similarly, CQ = CR = 5 cm

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

**Question 9.**

**Solution:**

In the figure, a circle with centre O, touches the sides of a quadrilateral ABCD at P, Q, R and S respectively.

AB = 6 cm, BC = 7 cm and CD = 4 cm

To find, the length of AD.

We know that tangents from an external point to a circle are equal.

AP = AS, BP = BQ

CR = CQ and DR = DS

Now, AP + BP + CR + DR = AS + BQ + CQ + DC

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

⇒ AB + CD = AD + BC

⇒ AD = (AB + CD) – BC = (6 + 4 – 7) = 3 cm (AB = 6 cm, CD = 4 cm and BC = 7 cm)

Hence, AD = 3 cm.

**Question 10.**

**Solution:**

In the given figure, an isosceles ∆ABC in which AB = AC, is circumscribed a circle.

The circle touches its sides BC, CA and AB at P, Q and R respectively.

To prove : P bisects the base BC.

i.e. BP = PC

Proof : AR and AQ are tangents to the circle.

AR = AQ But AB = AC

AB – AR = AC – AQ

⇒ BR = CQ …(i)

BR and BP are tangents to the circle.

BR = BP …(ii)

Similarly,

CP and CQ are tangents

CP = CQ …(iii)

BR = CQ (proved)

From (ii) and (iii),

BP = CP or BP = PC

Hence, P is midpoint of BC.

**Question 11.**

**Solution:**

In the given figure, O is the centre of two concentric circles with radii 4 cm and 6 cm respectively.

PA and PB are the tangents drawn from P, to the outer circle and inner circle respectively.

PA = 10 cm

To find, the length of PB (upto one place of decimal)

OA and OB are the radii and PA and PB are two tangents to the circles respectively

OA ⊥ PA and OB ⊥ PB

In right ∆OAP,

OP² = OA² + PA² (Pythagoras Theorem)

= (6)² + (10)² = 36 + 100 = 136

Similarly, in right ∆OBP,

OP² = OB² + PB²

136 = (4)² + PB²

⇒ 136 = 16 + PB²

⇒ PB² = 136 – 16 = 120

PB = √120 cm = 2√30 cm = 2 x 5.47 = 10.94 = 10.9 cm

**Question 12.**

**Solution:**

In the given figure, ∆ABC circumscribed the circle with centre O.

Radius OD = 3 cm

BD = 6 cm, DC = 9 cm

Area of ∆ABC = 54 cm²

To find : Lengths of AB and AC.

Construction : Join OA, OB, OC, OE and OF.

Proof : OE = OF = OD = 3 cm, radii of the same circle.

BD and BF are tangents to the circle.

BD = BF = 6 cm

Similarly, CD = CE = 9 cm and AE = AF = x (Suppose)

**Question 13.**

**Solution:**

In the given figure, PQ is a chord of the circle with centre O.

TP and TQ are tangents, OP and OT are joined.

Radius of the circle is 3 cm and PQ = 4.8 cm.

**Question 14.**

**Solution:**

PQ and RS are two parallel tangents which

touches the circle at A and B. O is the centre of the circle.

OA and OB are joined.

To prove : AB passes through the centre O of the circle.

Construction : Draw OC || PQ or RS.

Proof : OA is radius and PQ is tangent.

OA ⊥ PQ ⇒ ∠OAP = 90°

Similarly, OB is radius and RS is the tangent

OB ⊥ RS ⇒ ∠OBR = 90°

PQ || OC

∠AOC + ∠OAP = 180° (Co-interior angles)

∠AOC + 90° = 180°

∠AOC = 180° – 90° = 90°

Similarly, ∠BOC = 90°

∠AOC + ∠BOC = 90° + 90° = 180°

AOB is a straight line.

Hence, AB passes through the centre of the circle.

**Question 15.**

**Solution:**

In the given figure, a circle with centre O, is inscribed in a quadrilateral ABCD.

The circle touches the siaes of quadrilateral at P, Q, R and S respectively.

AB = 29 cm, AD = 23 cm, ∠B = 90°

DS = 5 cm

To find : The radius of the circle.

Construction : Join OP and OQ.

Proof: Let OP = OQ = r

∠B = 90°

PBQO is a square.

DR and DS are the tangents to the circle.

DR = DS = 5 cm

AR = AD – DR = 23 – 5 = 18 cm

AR and AQ are tangents to the circle.

AQ = AR = 18 cm

QB = AB – AQ = 29 – 18 = 11 cm

PBQO is a square.

OP = OQ = BQ = 11 cm

Hence, radius of the circle (r) = 11 cm

**Question 16.**

**Solution:**

In the given figure, TP is the tangent from an external point T and ∠PBT = 30°.

To prove : BA : AT = 2 : 1

Proof: ∠APB = 90° (Angle in a semicircle)

∠PBT = 30° (given)

∠PAB = 90° – 30° = 60°

But, ∠PAT + ∠PAB = 180° (Linear pair)

⇒ ∠PAT + 60° = 180°

⇒ ∠PAT = 180° – 60° = 120°

and ∠APT = ∠PBA = 30° (Angles in the alternate segment)

In ∆PAT,

∠PTA = 180° – (120° + 30°) = 180° – 150° = 30°

PA = AT

In right ∆APB,

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