Class 10 Maths Chapter 10 Exercise 10.2 Solutions

CLASS 10 MATHEMATICS

Ch 10 – CIRCLES

Ex 10.2

In Q.1 to 3, choose the correct option and give justification.

1. From a point Q, the length of the tangent to a circle is 24 cm and the distance of Q from the centre is 25 cm. The radius of the circle is

(A) 7 cm

(B) 12 cm

(C) 15 cm

(D) 24.5 cm

Answer: Option (A)

If OP is radius which is perpendicular to the tangent PQ. Q is the external point which is joined to the centre O.

So OP PQ

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From the figure,

We have got △OPQ is a right angled triangle.

It is given that

OQ = 25 cm

and PQ = 24 cm

By using Pythagoras theorem in △OPQ,

OQ2 = OP2 + PQ2

(25)= OP2+ (24)2

625 = OP² + 576

OP2 = 625 – 576

OP2 = 49

OP = 7 cm

Therefore,

option A (7 cm) is the radius of the circle.

2. In Fig. 10.11, if TP and TQ are the two tangents to a circle with centre O so that ∠POQ = 110°, then ∠PTQ is equal to

(A) 60°

(B) 70°

(C) 80°

(D) 90°

Answer: Option (B) 70

From the question,

OP and OQ are radius of the circle which are perpendicular to tangents PT and TQ.

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OP ⊥ PT and TQ ⊥ OQ

So, In Quadrilateral OPTQ

We know that the sum of the interior angles is 360.

∠OPT = ∠OQT = 90°

∠PTQ+∠POQ+∠OPT+∠OQT = 360°

putting the respective values we get,

∠PTQ +90°+110°+90° = 360°

∠PTQ = 70°

Therefore,

∠PTQ is 70° which is option B (70°).

3. If tangents PA and PB from a point P to a circle with centre O are inclined to each other at angle of 80°, then ∠ POA is equal to

(A) 50°

(B) 60°

(C) 70°

(D) 80°

Answer: Option A (50°).

According to the question, OA and OB are radius of the circle which are perpendicular to tangents PB and PA.

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So OA ⊥ PA and OB ⊥ PB

thus,

∠OBP = ∠OAP = 90°

Now,

in the quadrilateral AOBP,

The sum of all the interior angles will be 360°

thus,

∠AOB+∠OAP+∠OBP+∠APB = 360°

Putting their values,

∠AOB + 90 + 90 + 80 = 360

∠AOB + 260° = 360°

∠AOB = 100°

Now,

The triangles △OPB and △OPA.

Here,

AP = BP (Since the tangents from a point are always

equal)

OA = OB (Which are the radii of the circle)

OP = OP (It is the common side)

Now, we can say that triangles OPB and OPA are

Similar using SSS congruency.

∴△OPB ≅ △OPA

So, ∠POB = ∠POA

∠AOB = ∠POA + ∠POB

2 (∠POA) = ∠AOB

Putting the respective values,

We get,

  • ∠POA = 100°/2
  • = 50°

As ∠POA is 50°

Therefore, answer is Option A (50°).

4. Prove that the tangents drawn at the ends of a diameter of a circle are parallel.

Answer:

Construction – Draw a circle centered O with diameter PQ and draws two tangents AB and CD at points P and Q respectively.

To Prove – AB || CD

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Now, both radii i.e. OP and OQ are perpendicular to

the tangents AB and CD respectively.

So,

∠OPA = ∠OQC = ∠OPB = ∠OQD = 90°

So

∠APO = ∠DQO

and ∠BPO = ∠OQC (Since they are also alternate interior angles)

So,

We can say that line PQ and RS are parallel to each other.

PQ || RS. (Hence Proved).

5. Prove that the perpendicular at the point of contact to the tangent to a circle passes through the center.

Solution:

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Construction – Draw a circle with center O and a tangent AB which passes through L. Join O and L. Which will make radius OL.

Also let another center which is at point P. Join P to L. As PL also a radius.

To prove : O and P are coincident each other.

Since tangent at a point to a circle is perpendicular to the radius through the point.

OL AB So ∠OLB = 90 ͦ ………(1)

But if PL is also radius of circle then

∠PLB = 90 ͦ (by construction) ………..(2)

So by equation (1) and (2)

∠OLB = ∠PLB

But this is not possible that from same tangent point there is two perpendiculars.

Means O and P point are same points or we can say they coinside each other.

So we can say that –

the perpendicular at the point of contact to the tangent to a circle passes through the center.

6. The length of a tangent from a point A at distance 5 cm from the centre of the circle is 4 cm. Find the radius of the circle.

Answer:

According to the diagram PA is the tangent of circle centered O, Join OA. And OP is the radius.

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So, OP ⊥ PA

We know, OA (hypotenuse) = 5cm and

PA (perpendicular) = 4 cm

Now, △PAO is a right triangle,

OA2 = PA + OP2(Using Pythagoras theorem)

5= 42 + OP2

25 = 16 + OP2

OP2 = 25-16

OP2 = 9

OP = 3 cm

So, the radius of the given circle i.e. OP is 3 cm.

7. Two concentric circles are of radii 5 cm and 3 cm. Find the length of the chord of the larger circle which touches the smaller circle.

Answer:

Draw two concentric circles with center O.

And also, draw a chord AB in the larger circle which

touches the smaller circle at a point L as shown

in the figure below.

According to the figure,

AB is tangent to the smaller circle to point L.

∴ OL ⊥ AB

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Using Pythagoras theorem in triangle OPA,

OA2= AL2+OL2

52 = AL2+32

AL2 = 25-9

AL = 4 cm

Now, AL = LB ( OL ⊥ AB, and The perpendicular from the center of the circle bisects the chord)

So, AB = 2AL

= 2×4

= 8 cm

So, the length of the chord of the larger circle

is 8 cm.

8. A quadrilateral ABCD is drawn to circumscribe a circle (see Fig. 10.12). Prove that AB + CD = AD + BC

Answer:

By the figure, we can get

DR = DS …………(1) the lengths of tangents drawn from an external point to a circle are equal.

BP = BQ …………(2)

AP = AS …………(3)

CR = CQ …………(4)

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Now,

adding LHS and RHS of equation (1),(2),(3),(4)

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

By rearranging

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

By simplifying,

AD+BC= CD+AB

So,

AD+BC= CD+AB

9. In Fig. 10.13, XY and X′Y′ are two parallel tangents to a circle with centre O and another tangent AB with point of contact C intersecting XY at A and X′Y′ at B. Prove that ∠ AOB = 90°.

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In the above figure, we will join OC

Then we will get-

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Now, In triangles △OPA and △OCA

OP = OC (Radii of the same circle)

AO = AO (Common side)

AP = AC (length of tangents are equal from point A)

So, by sss congruency

△OPA ≅ △OCA

Similarly,

△OQB ≅ △OCB

So,

∠POA = ∠COA … (Eq i)

And,

∠QOB = ∠COB … (Eq ii)

Since,

the line POQ is a straight line,

it can be considered as a diameter of the circle.

So, ∠POA +∠COA +∠COB +∠QOB = 180°

Now, from equations (i) and (ii) we get,

2∠COA + 2∠COB = 180°

∠COA + ∠COB = 90°

∴∠AOB = 90°

10. Prove that the angle between the two tangents drawn from an external point to a circle is supplementary to the angle subtended by the line-segment joining the points of contact at the center.

Answer:

First,

draw a circle with centre O. From an external point B draw two tangents BC and BA at point A and C where OC and OB are radius of circle.

Now, The diagram is as follows:

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We get quadrilateral OABC

In which ∠ OCB = 90 and ∠OAB = 90

We know that the tangent at any point of a circle is perpendicular to radius through the point of contact.

Now,

in the quadrilateral OAPB,

∴∠OCB+∠COA +∠OAB +∠ABC = 360°

(Since the sum of all interior angles of quadrilateral is 360°)

By putting the values we get,

90 + ∠COA + 90 + ∠ABC = 360°

180 + ∠COA + ∠ABC = 360°

Therefore,

∠COA + ∠ABC = 180° (Hence proved).

11. Prove that the parallelogram circumscribing a circle is a rhombus.

Answer:

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As in the figure let a parallelogram ABCD which is circumscribing a circle with a center O.

Now, ABCD is a parallelogram,

So AB = CD and BC = AD.

And we know that,

DS = DP …… (1) The lengths of tangents drawn from an external point to a circle are equal.

AS = AR …… (2)

BQ = BR …… (3)

CQ = CP …… (4)

Adding equations (1), (2), (3), (4) we get,

DS + AS + BQ + CQ = DP + AR + BR + CP

By rearranging, we get,

(DS + AS) + (BQ + CQ) = (DP + CP) + (AR + BR)

Again by rearranging them we get,

AD + BC = CD + AB

here

AB = CD and BC = AD,

the above equation becomes

2AD = 2CD

∴ AD = CD

Since,

AB = BC = CD = DA,

it can be said that ABCD is a rhombus.

12. A triangle ABC is drawn to circumscribe a circle of radius 4 cm such that the segments BD and DC into which BC is divided by the point of contact D are of lengths 8 cm and 6 cm respectively (see Fig.). Find the sides AB and AC.

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Solution:

From the figure:

ABC is given, And a circle is inscribed in the triangle.

CD = 6 cm , BD = 8 cm.

and,

CF = CD = 6 cm (The lengths of tangents drawn from an external point to a circle are equal.)

BE = BD = 8 cm

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Now from the above figure let AF be x cm , So –

AE = AF = x

We can say that,

AB = EB+AE

= 8+x

CA = CF+FA

= 6+x

BC = DC+BD

= 6+8 = 14

We will calculate now are of triangles by herons formula

s = (AB+CA+BC)/2 (Where s = semi perimeter of triangle)

By putting the values we get,

s = (x + 8 + x + 6 + 14)/2

s = (2x + 28)/ 2

s = x + 14

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Where a = BC, b = AC, c = AB

By putting the values,

= √

=

= ……… (i)

Again,

the area of △ABC

= area of (△AOC + △BOC + △COA)

= [(½×AC×OF)+(½×BC×OD)+(½×AC×OE)]

= [(½×(x+8)×4)+ (½×(x+6)×4) + ([(½×(14)×4)

= [ 2x + 16 + 2x + 12 + 28 ]

= 56+4x ………….. (ii)

Now from (i) and (ii) we get,

=  = 56+4x

squaring both the sides,

48x(14+x) = (56+4x)2

48x = [4(14+x)]2/(14+x)

48x = 16(14+x)

48x = 224+16x

32x = 224

x = 7 cm

AB = 8+x

= 8 + 7 = 15 cm

And, CA = x+6

= 7+6 = 13 cm,

So answer is AB = 15 cm and CA = 13 cm.

13. Prove that opposite sides of a quadrilateral circumscribing a circle subtend supplementary angles at the centre of the circle.

Solution: To prove –

Construct a quadrilateral ABCD and circumscribed a circle with centre O which touches the circle at point P, Q, R, and S. Now, after joining the vertices of ABCD

We will get the figure:

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Lets take the triangles OAP and OAS,

AP = AS (The lengths of tangents drawn from an external point to a circle are equal.)

OA = OA (common side)

OP = OS (radii of the circle)

So, by SSS congruency △OAP ≅ △OAS

So, ∠POA = ∠AOS

Means ∠2 = ∠1

Similarly,

∠3 = ∠4

∠5 = ∠6

∠8 = ∠7

by adding all these angles we get,

∠1+∠2+∠3 +∠4 +∠5+∠6+∠7+∠8 = 360°

Now by rearranging,

(∠2+∠2)+(∠3+∠3)+(∠6+∠6)+(∠7+∠7) = 360°

2∠2+2∠3+2∠6+2∠7 = 360°

2(∠2+∠3+∠6+∠7) = 360°

Thus,

∠2+∠3+∠6+∠7 = 180°

(∠2+∠3)+(∠6+∠7) = 180°

∠AOB+∠COD = 180°
Similarly,

We can prove that ∠BOC+∠AOD = 180°

Therefore,

The opposite sides of any quadrilateral which is circumscribing a given circle will subtend supplementary angles at the center of the circle.

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