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

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- Selina Concise Mathematics Class 10 ICSE Solutions Chapter 18 Tangents and Intersecting Chords Ex 18A
- Selina Concise Mathematics Class 10 ICSE Solutions Chapter 18 Tangents and Intersecting Chords Ex 18B
- Selina Concise Mathematics Class 10 ICSE Solutions Chapter 18 Tangents and Intersecting Chords Ex 18C

**Question 1.**

**Prove that, of any two chords of a circle, the greater chord is nearer to the centre.**

**Solution:**

Given: In circle with centre O and radius r.

OM ⊥ AB and ON ⊥ CD and AB > CD

To Prove: OM < ON

Construction: Join OA, OC

**Question 2.**

**OABC is a rhombus whose three vertices A, B and C lie on a circle with centre O.**

**(i) If the radius of the circle is 10 cm, find the area of the rhombus.**

**(ii) If the area of the rhombus is 32√3 cm² find the radius of the circle.**

**Solution:**

**Question 3.**

**Two circles with centres A and B, and radii 5 cm and 3 cm, touch each other internally. If the perpendicular bisector of the segment AB meets the bigger circle in P and Q; find the length of PQ.**

**Solution:**

Two circles with centres A and B touch each other at C internally.

PQ is the perpendicular bisector of AB meeting the bigger circles at P and Q. Join AP.

Radius AC = 5 cm.

and radius BC = 3 cm.

AB = AC – BC = 5-3 = 2 cm.

**Question 4.**

**Two chords AB and AC of a circle are equal. Prove that the centre of the circle, lies on the bisector of angle BAC.**

**Solution:**

Given: A circle in which two chords AC and AB are equal in length. AL is the bisector of ∠ BAC.

To Prove: O lies on the bisector of ∠ BAC

Proof: In ∆ ADC and ∆ ADB,

AD = AD (Common)

AB = AC (Given)

∠ BAD = ∠ CAD (Given)

∴ ∆ ADC = ∆ ADB (SAS postulate)

∴ BD = DC (C.P.C.T.)

and ∠ ADB = ∠ ADC (C.P.C.T.)

But ∠ ADB + ∠ ADC = 180° (Linear pair)

∴ ∠ ADB = ∠ ADC = 90°

∴ AD is the perpendicular bisector of chord BC.

∵ The perpendicular bisector of a chord passes through the centre of the circle.

∴ AD is the bisector of ∠ BAC passes through the centre O of the circle. Q.E.D.

**Question 5.**

**The diameter and a chord of circle have a common end-point. If the length of the diameter is 20 cm and the length of the chord is 12 cm, how far is the chord from the centre of the circle ?**

**Solution:**

AB is the diameter and AC is the chord

∴ AB = 20 cm and AC = 12 cm

Draw OL ⊥ AC

∵ OL ⊥ AC and hence it bisects AC, O is the center of the circle.

**Question 6.**

**ABCD is a cyclic quadrilateral in which BC is parallel to AD, angle ADC = 110° and angle BAC = 50°. Find angle DAC and angle DCA.**

**Solution:**

ABCD is a cyclic quad, in which AD || BC

∠ ADC = 110°, ∠ BAC = 50°

∠B + ∠D= 180° (Sum of opposite angles of a cyclic quad.)

⇒∠B + 110°= 180°

∴ ∠ B or ∠ ABC = 180° – 110° – 70″

Now. in ∆ ABC,

∠ BAC + ∠ ABC – ∠ ACB = 180°

⇒ 50° + 70° + ∠ ACB – 180°

⇒ 120° – ∠ ACB = 180°

∴ ∠ ACB = 180° – 120° = 60″

OL ⊥ AC and hence it bisects AC, O is the center of the circle.

OL ⊥ AC and hence it bisects AC, O is the center of the circle.

∵ AD || BC (Given)

∴ ∠ DAC = ∠ ACB (Alternate angles)

= 60°

Now, in ∆ ADC,

∠ DAC + ∠ ADC + ∠ DCA -= 180°

60°+ 110° + ∠ DCA = 180°

170° + ∠ DCA – 180°

∴ ∠ DCA = 180″ – 170° = 10°

**Question 7.**

**In the given figure, C and D arc points on the semi-circle described on AB as diameter. Given angle BAD = 70° and angle DBC = 30°. calculate angle BDC.**

**Solution:**

∴ ABCD is a cyclic quad.

∠ BAD ∠ BCD 180 (Sum of opposite angles)

⇒ 70° + ∠ BCD = 180°

⇒ ∠ BCD = 180°- 70° = 110°

Now in ∆ BCD,

∠ BCD + ∠ DBC + ∠ BDC = 180°

⇒ 30°+ 110° + ∠ BDC = 180°

⇒ 140°+ ∠ BDC = 180°

∴ ∠ BDC = 180°- 140° = 40°

**Question 8.**

**In cyclic quadrilateral ABCD, ∠ A = 3 ∠ C and ∠ D = 5 ∠ B. Find the measure of each angle of the quadrilateral.**

**Solution:**

**Question 9.**

**Show that the circle drawn on any one of the equal sides of an isosceles triangle as diameter bisects the base.**

**Solution:**

**Given:** ∆ABC in which AB=AC and AB as diameter, a circle is drawn which intersects BC at D.

**To Prove:** BD = DC

**Construction:** Join AD

**Proof:** AB is the diameter

∴ ∠ ADB = 90° (Angle in a semi-circle)

But ∠ ADB + ∠ ADC =180° (A linear pair)

∴ ∠ ADC = 90°

Now in right angled ∆s ABD and ACD,

Hypotenuse AB = AC (given)

Side AD = AD (Common)

∴ ∆ ABD ≅ ∆ ACD (RHS postulate)

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

Hence the circle bisects base BC at D. Q.ED.

**Question 10.**

**Bisectors of vertex angles A, B and C of a triangle ABC intersect its circumcircle at the points D, E and F respectively. Prove that.**

**angle EDF = 90° – \(\frac { 1 }{ 2 }\)∠A.**

**Solution:**

**Given:** A ∆ ABC whose bisectors of angles A, B and C intersect the circumcircle at D, E and F respectively. ED, EF and DF are joined.

∠ EDF = 90° – \(\frac { 1 }{ 2 }\)∠A

Construction: Join BF, FA, AE and EC.

Proof: ∠ EBF = ∠ ECF = ∠ EDF ……..(i)

(Angles in the same segment)

**Question 11.**

**In the flgure; AB is the chord of a circle with centre O and DOC is a line segment such that BC = DO. If ∠ C = 20°, find angle AOD.**

**Solution:**

Join OB

In ∆ OBC, BC = OD = OB (radii of the circle)

∴ ∠ BOC = ∠ BCO = 20°

and Ext. ∠ ABO = ∠ BCO + ∠ BOC

= 20°+ 20° = 40° ….(i)

In ∆ OAB, OA = OB (radii of the circle)

∴ ∠ OAB = ∠ OBA = 40° [from (i)]

∠ AOB = 180°- ∠ OAB – ∠ OBA

= 180°-40°-40°= 100°

∵ DOC is a line

∴ ∠ AOD + ∠ AOB + ∠ BOC = 180°

⇒ ∠ AOD + 100° + 20° = 180°

⇒ ∠ AOD + 120° = 180°

∴ ∠ AOD = 180° – 120° = 60°

**Question 12.**

**Prove that the perimeter of a right triangle is equal to the sum of the diameter of its incircle and twice the diameter of its circumcircle.**

**Solution:**

**Given:** In ∆ ABC, ∠ B = 90° which is inscribed in a circle and O is the incentre of the incircle of ∆ABC.

D and d are the diameters of circumcircle and incircle of ∆ ABC.

**To Prove:** AB +BC + CA = 2D + d.

**Construction:** Join OL, OM and ON.

**Proof:** In circumcircle of ∆ ABC,

∠ B = 90° (given)

∴ AB is the diameter of circumcircle i.e. AB = D.

Let radius of incircle = r

∴ OL = OM = ON = r

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

∴ BL = OM = r

Similarly we can prove that:

AM = AN and CL = CN = R (radius)

(Tagents 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 = 2 AC + 2r = 2D + d Q.E.D.

**Question 13.**

**P is the mid point of an arc APB of a circle. Prove that the tangent drawn at P will be parallel to the chord AB.**

**Solution:**

**Given:** A circle with centre O, AB is an arc whose mid point is P and AB is chord. TPS is the tangent at P.

**To Prove:** TPS ||AB.

**Construction:** Join AP and BP.

**Prove:** TPS is tangent and PA is chord of the circle

∠ APT = ∠ PBA (angles in the alternate segment)

But ∠ PBA = ∠ PAB (∵ PA = BP)

∴ ∠ APT = ∠ PAB

But these are alternate angles

∴ TPS || AB Q.E.D

**Question 14.**

**In the given figure, MN is the common chord of two intersecting circles and AB is their common tangent Prove that the line NM produced bisects AB at P.**

**Prove that the line NM produced bisects AB at P.**

**Solution:**

**Given:** Two circles intersect each other at M and N. AB is their common tangent, chord MN intersect the tangent at P.

**To Prove:** P is mid point of AB.

**Proof:** From P, AP is the tangent and PMN is the secant of first circle.

∴ AP^{2} = PM x PN ….(i)

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

PB2 = PM x PN ….(ii)

from (i) and (ii)

AP^{2} = PB^{2} ⇒ AP = PB

∴ P is the mid point of AB. Q.E.D.

**Question 15.**

**In the given figure, ABCD is a cyclic- quadrilateral, PQ is tangent to the circle at point C and BD is its diameter. If ∠ DCQ = 40° and ∠ ABD = 60°, find :**

**(i) ∠ DBC**

**(ii) ∠ BCP**

**(iii) ∠ ADB**

**Solution:**

(i) PQ is the tangent and CD is the chord

∴ ∠ DCQ = ∠ DBC (angles in the alternate segment)

∴ ∠ DBC = 40° (∵ ∠ DCQ = 40°)

(ii) ∠ DCQ + ∠ DCB + ∠ BCP = 180°

⇒ 40° + 900 + ∠ BCP = 180°(∵ ∠ DCB = 90°)

⇒ 130°+ ∠ BCP = 180°

∵ ∠ BCP =180° -130° = 50°

(iii) In Δ ABD, ∠ BAD = 90° (Angle in a semi circle) and ∠ ABD = 60°

∴ ∠ ADB = 180°- (60° + 90°)

⇒ 1800- 150° = 30°

**Question 16.**

**The given figure shows a circle with centre O and BCD is tangent to it at C. Show that:**

**∠ ACD + ∠ BAC = 90°.**

**Solution:**

**Given:** A circle with centie O and BCD is a tangent at C.

**To Prove:** ∠ ACD + ∠ BAC = 90°

**Construction:** Join OC.

**Proof:** BCD is the tangent and OC is the radius

∴ OC ⊥ BD

⇒ ∠ OCD = 90°

⇒ ∠ OCA + ∠ ACD = 90° ….(i)

But in ∆ OCA

OA = OC (radii of the same circle)

∴ ∠ OCA = ∠ OAC [from (i)]

∠OAC + ∠ACD = 90°

⇒ ∠ BAC + ∠ ACD = 90° Q.E.D.

**Question 17.**

**ABC is a right triangle with angle B = 90°. A circle with BC as diameter meets hypotenuse AC at point D. Prove that **

**(i) AC x AD = AB ^{2}**

**(ii) BD**

^{2}= AD x DC.**Solution:**

**Given:**A circle with BC as diameter meets the hypotenuse of right ∆ ABC with ∠ B = 90° meets at D. BD is joined.

**To Prove:**

(i) AC x AD = AB

^{2}

(ii) BD

^{2}= AD x DC

**Proof:**

(i) In ∆ABC, ∠ B = 90° and BC is the diameter of the circle.

**Question 18.**

**In the given figure. AC = AE.**

**Show that :**

**(i) CP = EP**

**(ii) BP = DP.**

**Solution:**

**Given:** In the figure, AC = AE

**To Prove:** (i) CP = EP (ii) BP = DP

**Proof:** In ∆ ADC and ∆ ABE,

AC = AE (given)

∠ ACD = ∠ AEB (Angles in the same segment)

∠ A = ∠ A (Common)

∆ ADC ≅ ∆ ABE (ASA postulate)

AB = AD (C.P.C.T.)

But AC = AE (given)

∴ AC – AB = AE – AD

⇒ BC = DE

Now in ∆ BPC and ∆ DPE,

BC = DE (proved)

∠ C = ∠ E (Angles in the same segment)

∠ CBP = ∠ CDE (Angles in the same segment)

∴ ∆ BPC ≅ ∆ DPE (S.A.S. postulate)

∴ BP=DP (C.P.C.T.)

CP = PE (C.P.C.T.) Q.E.D.

**Question 19.**

**ABCDE is a cyclic pentagon with centre of its circumcircle at point O such that AB = BC = CD and angle ABC = 120°.**

**Calculate :**

**(i) ∠ BEC**

**(ii) ∠ BED**

**Solution:**

(i) In cyclic pentagon, O is the centre of circle.

Join OB, OC

AB = BC = CD (given)

and ∠ ABC = 120°.

∴ ∠ BCD = ∠ ABC = 120°

OB and OC are the bisectors of ∠ ABC and ∠ BCD respectively.

∴ ∠ OBC = ∠ BCO = 60°

In ∆ BOC,

**Question 20.**

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

**(i) ∠BCO**

**(ii) ∠AOB**

**(iii) ∠APB**

**Solution:**

**Given:** In the fig. O is the centre of the circle CA and CB are the tangents to the circle from C. ∠ACO = 30°

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

**To find:**

(i) ∠BCO

(ii) ∠AOB

(iii) ∠APB

**Proof:**

(i) In ∆ OAC and ∆OBC,

OC=OC (common)

OA = OB (radius of the circle)

CA = CB (tangents to the circle)

∴ ∆OAC ≅ ∆OBC (SSS axion)

∴ ∠ACO = ∠BCO = 30°

(ii) ∴ ∠ACB = 30° + 30° = 60°

∴ ∠AOB + ∠ACB = 180°

⇒ ∠AOB+ 60° =180°

∴ ∠AOB = 180° – 60° = 120°

(iii) Arc AB, subtends ∠AOB at the centre and ∠APB is in the remaining part of the circle

∴ ∠APB = \(\frac { 1 }{ 2 }\) ∠AOB = \(\frac { 1 }{ 2 }\) x 120° = 60°

**Question 21.**

**ABC is triangle with AB = 10 cm, BC = 8 cm and AC = 6 cm (not drawn to scale). Three circles are drawn touching each other with the vertices as their centres. Find the radii of the three circles. (2011)**

**Solution:**

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

**Question 22.**

**In a square ABCD, its diagonals AC and BD intersect each other at point O. The bisector of angle DAO meets BD at point M and the bisector of angle ABD meets AC at N and AM at L.**

**Show that :**

**(i) ∠ ONL + ∠ OML = 180°**

**(ii) ∠ BAM = ∠ BMA**

**(iii) ALOB is a cyclic quadrilateral**

**Solution:**

**Question 23.**

**The given figure shows a semi-circle with centre O and diameter PQ. If PA = AB and ∠ BCQ = 140°; find measures of angles PAB and AQB. Also, show that AO is parallel to BQ.**

**Solution:**

Join PB

In cyclic quad. PBCQ,

∠ BPQ + ∠ BCQ = 180°

⇒ ∠ BPQ + 140° = 180°

∴ ∠ BPQ = 180° – 140° = 40°

Now, in ∆ PBQ,

∠ PBQ + ∠ BPQ + ∠ BQP = 180°

⇒ 90° + 40° + ∠ BQP = 180°

(∠ PBQ = 90° angle in a semicircle)

⇒ 130° + ∠ BQP = 180°

∴ ∠ BQP = 180° – 130°= 50°

Nowin cyclic quad. PQBA,

∠ PQB + ∠ PAB = 180°

⇒ 50° + ∠ PAB = 180°

∴ ∠ PAB = 180° – 50° = 130°

(ii) Now, in ∆ PAB,

∠ PAB + ∠ APB + ∠ ABP = 180°

⇒ 130° + ∠ APB + ∠ ABP = 180°

⇒ ∠ APB + ∠ ABP = 180° – 130° = 50°

But ∠ APB = ∠ ABP = 25°

∴ (PA = AB)

∠ BAQ = ∠ BPQ = 40°

(Angles in the same segment)

Now, in ∆ ABQ,

∠ AQB + ∠ QAB + ∠ ABQ = 180°

⇒ ∠ AQB + 40° + 115° = 180°

⇒ ∠ AQB + 155° = 180°

⇒ ∠ AQB = 180° – 155° = 25°

(iii) Arc AQ subtends ∠ AOQ at the centre and ∠APQ at the remaining part of the circle,

∠ AOQ = 2 ∠ APQ = 2 x 65° = 130°

Now, in ∆ AOQ,

∠ OAQ = ∠ OQA

(∵ OA = OQ radii of the same circle)

But ∠ OAQ + ∠ OQA + ∠ AOQ = 180°

⇒ ∠ OAQ + ∠ OAQ + 130° = 180°

2 ∠ OAQ = 180° – 130° = 50°

∴ ∠ OAQ = 25°

∵ ∠ OAQ = ∠ AQB (each = 25°)

But these are alternate angles.

∴ AO || BQ.

Q.E.D.

**Question 24.**

**The given figure shows a circle with centre O such that chord RS is parallel to chord QT, angle PRT = 20° and angle POQ = 100°. Calculate**

**(i) angle QTR**

**(ii) angle QRP**

**(iii) angle QRS**

**(iv) angle STR**

**Solution:**

**Question 25.**

**In the given figure, PAT is tangent to the circle with centre O, at point A on its circumference and is parallel to chord BC. If CDQ is a line segemcnt, show that :**

**(i) ∠ BAP = ∠ ADQ**

**(ii) ∠ AOB = 2 ∠ ADQ**

**(iii) ∠ ADQ = ∠ ADB**

**Solution:**

**Given:** PAT is the tangent to the circle with centre O, at A. Chord BC || PAT is drawn.

CDQ is a line segment which intersects the circle at C and D and meets the tangent PAT at Q.

**To Prove:**

(i) ∠ BAP = ∠ ADQ (ii)∠ AOB = 2 ∠ ADQ

(iii) ∠ ADQ = ∠ ADB

**Proof:**

(i) ∵ PAT || BC

∴ ∠ PAB = ∠ ABC (Alternate angles) ….(i)

In cyclic quad. ABCD,

Ext. ∠ADQ = ∠ABC ….(ii)

∴ ∠ PAB = ∠ ADQ (from (i) and (ii))

(ii) Arc AB subtends ∠ AOB at the centre and ∠ADB at the remaining part of the circle.

∴ ∠ AOB = 2 ∠ ADB

= 2 ∠ PAB (In the alt. segment)

= 2 ∠ ADQ [proved in (i)]

(iii) ∵ ∠ BAP = ∠ ADB

(Angles in the alt. segment)

Bui ∠ BAP = ∠ ADQ (Proved in (i))

∴ ∠ ADQ = ∠ ADB Q.E.D.

**Question 26.**

**AB is a line segment and M is its mid-point. Three semi-circles are drawn with AM, MB and AB as diameters on the same side of the line AB. A circle with radius r unit is drawn so that it touches all the three semi-circles. Show that: AB = 6 x r**

**Solution:**

**Given:** A line segment AB whose mid-point is M. Three circles are drawn on AB, AM and MB as diameler A circle with radius r is drawn which touches (he three circles externally at L, R and N respectively. M, P, Q are the centres of the three circles.

**To Prove:** AB= 6r

**Construction:** Join OP and OQ.

**Proof:** OM = ON = r

**Question 27.**

**TA and TB are tangents to a circle with centre O from an external point T. OT intersects the circle at point P. Prove that AP bisects the angle TAB.**

**Solution:**

**Given:** A circle with centre C. From a point T outside th circle, TA and TB are two tangent to the circle OT intersects the circle at P, AP and AB are joined.

**To Prove:** AP is the bisector of ∠ TAB

**Construction:** Join PB.

**Question 28.**

**Two circles intersect in points P and Q. A secant passing through P intersects the circles in A and B respectively. Tangents to the circles at A and B intersect at T. Prove that A, Q, B and T lie on a circle.**

**Solution:**

**Given:** Two circles intersect each other at P and Q. From P, a secant intersects the circles at A and B respectively. From A and B tangents are drawn which intersect each other at T.

**To Prove:** A. Q, B and T on a circle.

**Construction:** Join PQ.

**Proof:** AT is the tangent and AP is chord

∴ ∠ TAP = ∠ AQP (Angles in all. segment) …(i)

Similarly ∠ TBP = ∠ BQP ….(ii)

Adding (i) and (ii),

∠ TAP + ∠ TBP = ∠ AQP + ∠ BQP = ∠ AQB …..(iii)

Now, in ∆ TAB,

∠ ATB + ∠ TAP + ∠ TBP = 180°

⇒ ∠ ATB + ∠ AQB = 180° (from (iii)

∴ AQBT is a cyclic quadrilateral.

Hence A, Q, B and T lie on the same circle. Q.E.D.

**Question 29.**

**Prove that any four vertices of a regular pentagon are concyclic (lie on the same circle).**

**Solution:**

ABCDE is a regular pentagon.

**To Prove:** Any four vertices lie on the same circle.

**Construction:** Join AC.

**Proof:** Each angle of a regular pentagon

**Question 30.**

**Chords AB and CD of a circle when extended meet at point X. Given AB = 4 cm, BX = 6 cm and XD = 5 cm, calculate the length of CD. [2000]**

**Solution:**

Let CD = x

∴ chords AB and CD intersect each other at outside the circle.

∴ AX.XB = CX.XD

⇒(4+6)x6 = (x + 5)x5

⇒ 10 x 6 = 5x + 25

⇒ 60 = 5x + 25

⇒ 5x = 60 – 25 = 35

∴ x = \(\frac { 35 }{ 5 }\) = 7

CD = 7 cm

**Question 31.**

**in the given figure. find TP if AT = 16 cm AB = 12 cm.**

**Solution:**

In the figure.

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

∴ TP^{2} = TA x TB = 16 x (16 – 12) = 16 x 4 = 64 = (8)^{2}

Hence, TP = 8 cm.

**Question 32.**

**In the following figure, a circle is inscribed in the quadrilateral ABCD. If BC = 38 cm. QB = 27 cm, DC = 25 cm and that AD is perpendicular to DC, find the radius of the circle. (1990)**

**Solution:**

A circle with centre is inscribed (see the fig.)

in a quadrilateral ABCD. BC = 38 cm, QB = 27cm,

DC = 25 cm and AD ⊥ BC.

Join OP and QS.

∵ OP and OS are the radii of the circle

∴ OP ⊥ AD and OS ⊥ CD

∴ OPDS is a square

∴ OP = OS – DP = DS.

Let length of radius of the circle = r

then DP = DS = r

∴ CS = 25 – r

∵ EQ = BR = 27 cm (tangents to the circle from B)

∴ CR = BC – BR = 38 – 27 = 11 cm

Similarly CR = CS

∴ 25 – r = 11 ⇒ r = 25 – 11 = 14

∴ Radius of the circle = 14 cm

**Question 33.**

**In the given figure, XY is the diameter of the circle and PQ is a tangent to the circle at Y.**

**If ∠AXB = 50° and ∠ABX = 70°, find ∠BAY and ∠APY.**

**Solution:**

In the above figure,

XY is a diameter of the circle PQ is tangent to the circle at Y.

∠AXB = 50° and ∠ABX = 70°

(i) In ∆AXB,

∠XAB + ∠ABX + ∠AXB = 180° (Angles of a triangle)

⇒ ∠XAB + 70° + 50° = 180°

⇒ ∠XAB + 120° =180°

⇒ ∠XAB = 180° – 120° = 60°

But, ∠XAY = 90° (Angle in a semicircle)

∴ ∠BAY = ∠XAY-∠XAB=90°- 60° = 30°

(ii) Similarly ∠XBY=90°(Angle in a semicircle) and ∠CXB = 70°

∴ ∠PBY = ∠XBY-∠XBA =90° – 70° = 20°

∵ ∠BYA = 180° – ∠AXB ( ∵ ∠BYA + ∠AYB = 180°) = 180°- 50° = 130°

∠PYA =∠ABY (Angles in the alternate segment) = ∠PBY = 20°

and ∠PYB = ∠PYA + ∠AYB

= 20° + 130° = 150°

∴ ∠APY = 180°-(∠PYA + ∠ABY)

= 180° -(150° +20°) =180° – 170° = 10°

**Question 34.**

**In the given figi QAP is the tangent point A and PBD is a straight line. If ∠ACB = 36° and ∠APB = 42°, find:**

**(i) ∠ BAP**

**(ii) ∠ABD**

**(iii) ∠ QAD**

**(iv) ∠ BCD**

**Solution:**

In the given figure, QAP is the tangent to the circle at A and PBD is a B straight line.

**Question 35.**

**In the given figure, AB is a diameter. The tangent at C meets AB produced at Q. If ∠ CAB = 34°,**

**find :**

**(i) ∠CBA**

**(ii) ∠CQB**

**Solution:**

In ∆ ABC,

we have ∠ ACB = 90°

[Angle in a semicircle is 90°]

(i) Also ∠ CBA + ∠ CAB + ∠ ACB = 180° [Angle sum property of a ∆ ]

⇒ ∠ CBA =180°- ∠ CAB – ∠ ACB = 180°-34°-90° = 180°-124° = 56°

(ii) CQ is a tangent at C and CB is a chord of the circle.

⇒ ∴ ∠ QCB = ∠ BAC = 34° [Angles in the alternate segments]

∠ CBQ =180°- ∠ ABC [Linear pair]

⇒ ∠ CBQ = 180°- 56° = 124° [From (i)]

In ∆ BCQ, we have

⇒ ∠ CQB = 180° – (∠ QCB + ∠ CBQ) [Angle sum property of a ∆ ]

= 180° -(34° + 124°) = 180°- 158° = 22°

Hence, ∠CQB = 22°

**Question 36.**

**In the given figure, A O is the centre of the circle. The tangents at B and D intersect each other at point P.**

**If AB is parallel to CD and ∠ ABC = 55**

**find :**

**(i) ∠ BOD**

**(ii) ∠ BPD**

**Solution:**

In the given figure,

O is the centre of the circle AB || CD,

∠ ABC = 55° tangents at B and D are drawn which meet at P.

∵ AB || CD

∴ ∠ ABC = ∠ BCD (Alternate angles)

∴ ∠ ABC = 55° (Given)

(i) Now arc BD subtands ∠ BOD at the centre and ∠ BCD at the remaining part of the circle.

∴ ∠BOD = 2∠BCD = 2 x 55° = 110°

(ii) In quad. OBPD,

∠OBP = ∠ODP = 90° (∵ BP and DP are tangents)

∴ ∠BOD + ∠BPD = 180°

⇒ 110° +∠BPD =180°

⇒ ∠BPD =180°-110°= 70°

Hence, ∠BOD = 110° and ∠BPD = 70°

**Question 37.**

**In the figure given below PQ = QR, ∠RQP = 68°, PC and CQ are tangents to the circle with centre O. Calculate the values of:**

**(i) ∠QOP**

**(ii) ∠QCP**

**Solution:**

**Question 38.**

**In two concentric circles, prove that all chords of the outer circle, which touch the inner circle, are of equal length.**

**Solution:**

**Given:** Two concentric circles with centre O AB and CD are two cords of outer circle which touch the inner circle at P and Q respectively

**To prove:** AB = CD

**Construction :** Join OA, OC, OP and OQ

**Proof:** ∵ OP and OQ are the radii of the inner circle and AB and CD are tangents

∴ OP ⊥ AB and OQ ⊥ CD

and P and Q are the midpoints of AB and CD Now in right AOAP and OCQ,

Side OP = OQ (radii of the inner circle)

Hyp. OA = OC (radii of the outer circle)

∴ ∆OAP = ∆OCQ (R.H.S. axiom)

∴ AP = CQ (c.p.c.t.)

But AP = \(\frac { 1 }{ 2 }\) AB and CQ = \(\frac { 1 }{ 2 }\) CD

∴ AB = CD Hence proved.

**Question 39.**

**In the figure, given below, 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 = 5 cm , Calculate PQ.**

**Solution:**

In the figure, two circles with centres P and Q and radii 6 cm and 3 cm respectively

ABC is the common transverse tangent to the two circles. AB = 8 cm

Join AP and CQ

∵ AC is the tangents to the two circles and PA and QC are the radii

**Question 40.**

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

**Solution:**

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

∠XOZ =140° (given)

Tangents from X and Y to the circle meet at T such that ∠XTY = 80°

∵ ∠XTY = 80°

∴ ∠XOY= 180°-80°= 100°

But ∠XOY + ∠YOZ + ∠XOZ = 360° (Angles at a point)

⇒ 100°+∠YOZ+ 140o = 360o

⇒ 240o+∠YOZ =360°

⇒ ∠YOZ =360°- 240°

⇒∠YOZ =120°

Now arc YZ subtends ∠YOZ at the centre and ∠YXZ at the remaining part of the circle

∴ ∠YOZ = 2 ∠YXZ

⇒ ∠YXZ= \(\frac { 1 }{ 2 }\) ∠YOZ ⇒ ∠YXZ = \(\frac { 1 }{ 2 }\) x 120° = 60°

**Question 41.**

**In the given figure, AE and BC intersect each other at point D. If ∠CDE = 90°, AB = 5 cm, BD = 4 cm and CD = 9 cm, findAE.**

**Solution:**

In the given circle,

Chords AE and BC interesect each other at D at right angle i.e., ∠CDE = 90°, AB is joined AB = 5cm, BD = 4 cm, CD = 9 cm

Now we have to find AE.

Let DE=xm

Now in right ∆ABD,

AB^{2 }= AD^{2} + BD^{2} (Pythagoras Theorem)

⇒ (5)^{2}=AD^{2} + (4)^{2}

⇒ 25 = AD^{2} + 16

⇒ AD^{2} = 25-16 = 9 = (3)^{2}

∴AD = 3cm

∵ Chords AE and BC intersect eachothcr at D inside the circle

∴ AD x DE = BD x DC

⇒ 3 x x = 4 x 9

⇒ x= \(\frac { 4×9 }{ 3 }\) = 12cm;

∴ AE=AD + DE = 3 + 12 = 15 cm

**Question 42.**

**In the given circle with centre O, ∠ABC = 100°, ∠ACD = 40° and CT is a tangent to the circle at C. Find ∠ADC and ∠DCT.**

**Solution:**

ABCD is a cyclic quadrilateral

∴ ∠ABC + ∠ADC = 180°

100° +∠ADC = 180°

∠ADC = 180°- 100° = 80°

In ∆ADC

∠ACD + ∠CDA + ∠D AC =180°

40° + 80° +∠D AC = 180°

∠D AC = 180° – 80° – 40° = 60°

Now ∠DAC = 60°

⇒ ∠DCT = 60° [angle in alt. segment]

**Question 43.**

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

**Solution:**

In the given figure,

O is the centre of the circle.

SP is tangent ∠SRT =65°.

To find the values of x, y and z

(i) In ∆STR,

∠S = 90° (∵ OS is radius and ST is tangent)

∴ ∠T + ∠R = 90°

⇒ x + 65° = 90°

⇒ x = 90° – 65° = 25°

(ii) Arc CQ subtends ∠SOQ at the centre and

∠STQ at the remaining part of the circle.

∠y = ∠QOS = 2∠T = 2∠x = 2 x 25° = 50°

(iii) In ∆OSP,

∠S = 90°

∴ ∠SOQ or ∠SOP + ∠P = 90°

⇒ y+z=90o

⇒ 50° + z = 90°

⇒ z = 90°-50° = 40°

Hence x = 25°, y = 50° and z = 40°

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