Chapter 12 of CBSE Class 10 Maths covers the concepts of the perimeter (circumference) and area of a circle. The chapter also introduces the CBSE Class 10 students to parts of the circle, their measurements, and areas of plane figures. We have formulated these CBSE Class 10 Maths Chapter 12 Areas Related To Circles Objective Questions based on the changed exam pattern and have categorised it topicwise for the students to practice for the board exams.
Students can now prepare ahead for the exams, with the help of these chapterwise CBSE Class 10 Maths objective questions that we have compiled.
SubTopics Covered In Chapter 12
Find here some of the subtopics that are covered in this chapter. Students can download the PDF link given above to access the topicwise, objective questions to prepare for the exam.
12. 1 Introduction (5 MCQs)
12.2 Visualizations (5 MCQs)
12.3 Areas of sector and Segments related to circles (3 MCQs)
12.4 Areas of combination of plane figures (3 MCQs)
12.5 Arc length (1 MCQ)
12.6 Perimeter and areas related to circles (3 MCQs)
Download CBSE Class 10 Maths Chapter 12 Areas Related To Circles Objective Questions
Introduction

 Find the area of the shaded region where ABC is a quadrant of radius 5cm and a semicircle is drawn with BC as diameter.


 8.8 cm^{2}
 7.14cm^{2}
 12.5cm^{2}
 19.64cm^{2 }

Answer: (C)12.5 cm^{2 }
Solution: Area of the shaded region = Area of semicircleArea of segment of the sector BAC
Area of the semicircle with BC as diameter =19.64cm^{2}
Area of segment = Area of quadrant – Area ofÂ Î”ABC
= 90/360 Ã—Â 22/7 Ã— 5^{2}– Â½ Ã— 5 Ã— 5=19.6412.5=7.14Â cm^{2}….. (ii)
Area of the shaded region = (i) –Â (ii)Â =Â 19.64 – 7.14 = 12.5Â cm^{2 }

 AreaÂ of the shaded portion in the following figure is equal to area of.


 sector OADBO – segment ADBA
 segment AEBA
 segment ADBA
 segments ADBA and AEBA

Answer: (D) segments ADBA and AEBA
Solution: The area of the shaded region will be the sum of areas of the segments of the circles that form the region. In this case, it is segments ADBA and AEBA.

 Consider a point A on the circle of radiusÂ 7/Ï€Â cm as shown in the figure. A ball on point A moves along the circumference until it reaches a point B. The tangent at B is parallel to the tangent at A. What is the distance travelled by the ball? (Consider the ball to be a point object)
Note: The point B in the diagram may not represent its actual position.


 3.5cm
 7cm
 14cm
 28cm

Answer: (B) 7cm
Solution: Given that the tangent at point B is parallel to the tangent at point A. The points A and B would be as follows
The tangents at A and B are parallel, so the radii through A and B should be parallel to each other since the radius is perpendicular to the tangent at the point of contact. Since the radius passes through the center of the circle, the radii through A and B must lie on the same straight line. The line AB will be the diameter of the circle.
Now A and B are on two ends of the diameter of the circle. The distance travelled along the circle from A to B will be half the circumference of the circle.
Now, Circumference
=Â 2Ï€r=2Ã—Ï€Ã—7/Ï€=14cm
Distance
=Â 1/2Ã—circumference=1/2Ã—14cm=7cm

 A pendulum swings through on angle ofÂ 30âˆ˜Â and describes an arc 8.8 cm in length. Find the length of pendulum in cm.
 16.8
 17.3
 15.1
 14.5
 A pendulum swings through on angle ofÂ 30âˆ˜Â and describes an arc 8.8 cm in length. Find the length of pendulum in cm.
Answer: (A) 16.8
Solution:
Let r be the length of the pendulum
Length of arc = 8.8 cm
âˆ AOB = 30Â ^{âˆ˜}
Length of an arc of a sector of an angle Î¸Â =Â (Î¸/360) Ã— 2Ï€r
Length of arcÂ = (Î¸/360) Ã—2Ï€r
8.8= (30/360) Ã— 2 Ã— (22/7) Ã— r
r= (8.8Ã—21)/11=16.8Â cm

 There is a circular swimming pool with center O. The radius of pool is 5 m. There are 2 points on the wall of the pool separated by distance of 7 m. These 2 points are named A and B. A rope is attached between A and B. This rope separates the shallow section of pool from deep sectionÂ of pool. The shallow section is the smaller section. Which of following statements areÂ true?


 The shallow section is an arc.
 The area of circle between OA and OB is an arc.
 The shallow section is a segment
 The shallow section is a sector

Answer: (C) The shallow section is a segment
Solution:
Segment is that part of aÂ circle which is made by a line and a connecting arc. Segments touches any two points in a circle. So here the shallow section is a segment.
Visualizations

 In the figure, the area of theÂ portion in orange color is


 Area of outer circle + Area of inner circle
 Area of outer circle â€“ Area of inner circle
 Area of inner circle â€“ Area of outer circle
 Area of outer circle

Answer: (B) Area of outer circle â€“ Area of inner circle
Solution: (Area of outer circle â€“ Area of inner circle) gives the area of the orange coloured region in the above figure.

 Given below is aÂ combination figure of square ABCD of side 26cm and four circles.Â Find the area of the shaded region.


 530.64Â cm^{2}
 402.83cm^{2}
 360cm^{2}
 480.53cm^{2 }

Answer: (A) 530.64Â cm^{2 }
Solution: The given figure forms four sectors:
Area of a sector of angle Î˜= Î˜/360^{âˆ˜} Ã— Ï€r^{2}
Area of one sector APS =Â (90^{âˆ˜}/360^{âˆ˜}) Ã— Ï€ Ã—13^{2}= 132.66Â cm^{2}
Total area of shaded region = Area of four sectors=4 Ã— 132.66Â cm^{2Â }= 530.64cm^{2 }

 In the given figure, a circle is inscribed in a trapezium of height 14 cm and lengths of parallel sides are equal to 25 cm and 40 cm. What is the area of the shaded region?


 455 sq cm
 154 sq cm
 509 sq cm
 301 sq cm

Answer: (D) 301 sq cm
Solution: Area of the shaded region = Area of the trapezium – Area of the circle
Area of trapezium =1/2 Ã— height Ã— sumÂ ofÂ parallelÂ sides
=1/2Ã—14Ã— (25+40) =455Â sqÂ cm
Area of the circle =Â Ï€Ã—r^{2}= (22/7) Ã—7Ã—7=154Â sqÂ cm
Hence, area of the shaded region = 455 – 154 = 301 sq cm

 Radius of the outer circle is 18 cm and the radius of the inner circle is 7 cm. What is the area of the region between the outer and the inner circles?
 361Â Ï€cm^{2}
 133Â cm^{2}
 192.5Â cm^{2}
 275Â Ï€cm^{2 }
 Radius of the outer circle is 18 cm and the radius of the inner circle is 7 cm. What is the area of the region between the outer and the inner circles?
Answer: (D) 275Â Ï€cm^{2 }
Solution:
Area of the region in between outer and inner circle = Area of outer circle â€“ Area of inner circle
Area of the outer circle =Â Ï€ (18)^{2}Â = 324Â Ï€cm^{2}
Area of the inner circle =Â Ï€ (7)^{2Â }= 49Â Ï€cm^{2}
So, area of the required region = 324Â Ï€Â – 49Ï€Â = 275Â Ï€cm^{2 }

 A stadium is in circular shape. Within the stadium some areas have been allotted for a hockey court and a javelin range, as given in the figure. Assume the shape of the hockey court and the javelin range to be square and triangle, resp. The curators would like to accommodate a few more sports in the stadium. Help them by measuring the unallocated region within the stadium. (the radius of the stadium is 200 mts.)


 40000Ï€Â m^{2}
 40000(Ï€âˆ’1)Â m^{2}
 20000(Ï€âˆ’1)Â m^{2}
 20000Ï€Â m^{2}

Answer: (B) 40000(Ï€âˆ’1)Â m^{2}
Solution: We need to find the unallocated area within the stadium.
The unallocated area should be =Â The total circular area of the stadium â€“ Area of the hockey court – Area of theÂ Javelin Range.
The area of circular stadium = Ï€Ã—r^{2}
=Â Ï€Ã—200^{2}
=Â 40000Ï€
The area of hockey court (square), we know that the radius of the stadium forms the diagonal of the hockey court.
Therefore the sides of the hockey court will be
Then, the area of the square =a^{2}
= r^{2}/ 2
= 200^{2}/2
=Â 20000Â m^{2}
Javelin Range is a right angled triangle
area of the right triangle = Â½ Ã— r Ã— r
= Â½ Ã— 200 Ã— 200
= 20000Â m^{2}
Therefore the unallocated area in the stadium =Total area of stadium â€“ Area of the hockey court â€“ Area of the Javelin Range
=40000Ï€âˆ’20000âˆ’20000
=40000(Ï€âˆ’1)Â m^{2}
The unallocated area within the stadium isÂ 40000(Ï€âˆ’1)Â m^{2}.
Areas of sector and Segments related to circles

 There is a circle of diameter 10 cm. A chord of length 6 cm is drawn inside the circle. What is the distance between the centre and this chord in cm?
 1.5
 2
 4
 3
 There is a circle of diameter 10 cm. A chord of length 6 cm is drawn inside the circle. What is the distance between the centre and this chord in cm?
Answer: (C) 4
Solution:
Radius =Â 1/2Â of diameterÂ = 5Â cm
OS is drawn from O and is perpendicular to chord PQÂ and bisects it.
Hence SQ = 3 cm
Hence length of OS is distance between OÂ and PQ.
OQ^{2}=Â OS^{2}Â +Â SQ^{2}
5^{2}Â =Â OS^{2}+Â 3^{2}
â‡’Â OS = 4 cm.
Hence distance between centre and chord is 4 cm.

 Find the area of the shaded region


 24 cm^{2}
 25cm^{2}
 28cm^{2}
 21cm^{2}

Answer: (C) 28cm^{2}
Solution: Area of square ABCD =Â 7Ã—7Â =49cm^{2}
Area of AMCDA =Â Â¼ Ã— Ï€Ã— 7^{2}Â =Â 1/4Ã—22/7Ã—7^{2}Â = 38.5cm^{2}
Area of ADCNA =Â Area of AMCDA =Â 38.5cm^{2}
Area of shaded region =Â Area of ADCNA +Â Area of AMCDA –Â Area of square ABCD
â†’2Ã—Â Area of ADCNA –Â Area of square ABCD
=Â 2Ã—38.5Â – 49Â =28cm^{2}

 Find the area of the shaded region


 38cm^{2}
 57cm^{2}
 43cm^{2}
 62cm^{2}

Answer: (C) 43cm^{2}
Solution: Divide the square ABCD into equal four parts
and take one part which isÂ given by
Area of shaded region in this part = Area of square DPOS – Area of the unshaded region
and area of PDMO =Â 5^{2}Â â€“Â Â¼ Ã— Ï€Ã—r^{2}Â =Â 25âˆ’ Â¼ Ã—3.14Ã—25Â = 5.375cm2
Therefore area of the shaded region in square DPOS =Â 5.375Ã—2Â = 10.75 cm^{2}
As DPOS is a quarter of square ABCD,
Total area of the shaded region =Â 4Ã—10.75=Â 43cm^{2}
Areas of combination of plane figures

 If a square with side â€˜aâ€™ is inserted within a circle such that the corners coincide with the circumference of the circle with diameterâ€˜dâ€™. Find the relation between â€˜aâ€™Â andâ€˜dâ€™.
Answer: (A) a= d/ âˆš2
Solution: We are asked to find the relation between the diameter of the circle and the side of the square.
Let us consider the triangle ABC,
Therefore we can consider triangle ABC as a right angled triangle with sides = â€˜aâ€™, and hypotenuse =â€˜dâ€™.
Applying the Pythagoras Equation, we getÂ d^{2}=a^{2}+a^{2}
Therefore the relation between the sides of the square and the diameter of the circle is,Â a= d/ âˆš2.

 If an equilateral triangle is drawn inside a circle such that the circle is the circumcircle of the triangle, find the relation between the length of the triangle and the radius of the circle.


 âˆš3 Ã— r
 \(\begin{array}{l}\frac{r}{\sqrt{3}}\end{array} \)
 3r
 r/3

Answer: (A) âˆš3 Ã— r
Solution: Here we need to find the relation between the circum radius and the side length of the equilateral triangle.
Let us consider the radius of the circle is â€˜râ€™ and the side length of the triangle is â€˜aâ€™.
Construction: Join OA. Draw OD perpendicular to AB. Since OD is perpendicular to AB it bisects the chord. Therefore, AD = 1/2Ã—AB
In the triangle AOD,
âˆ AOD=1/2âˆ AOBÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (triangle AOB is isosceles triangle)
Because, angle subtended by a chord A the centre O is double the angle subtended by theÂ chord at any point on the circumference.
âˆ AOB=2Ã—âˆ ACBÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â âˆ ACBÂ is internal angle of the equilateral triangle)
=Â 2Ã—60^{âˆ˜}
=120^{âˆ˜}Â Â â€‹
Therefore,Â Â Â Â Â Â âˆ AOD=12Ã—120^{âˆ˜}Â Â â€‹
âˆ AOD=60^{âˆ˜}
âˆ ADO=90^{âˆ˜Â Â }Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (OD perpendicular to AB)
Applying trigonometric properties in rt triangle AOD,
AD/AOÂ = sin 60
AD = AO Sin 60
The relation between the side of the equilateral triangle and the radius of circumcircle is,
a= âˆš3 Ã—

 In the figure below, AB and CD are two diameters of a circle (with center O) perpendicular to each otherÂ and OD is the diameter of the smaller circle. If OA = 7 cm, find the area of the shaded region.


 65.5Â cm^{2}
 66.5Â cm^{2}
 67.5Â cm^{2}
 68.5Â cm^{2}

Answer: (B) 66.5Â cm^{2}
Solution: Radius of larger circle, R = 7 cm
Radius of smaller circle,Â r=7/2cm
Height ofÂ Î”BCA=OC=7Â cm
Base ofÂ Î”BCA=AB=14Â cm
Area ofÂ Î”BCA=1/2Ã—ABÃ—OC=1/2Ã—7Ã—14=49Â cm^{2}
Area of larger circleÂ =Ï€Ã—R^{2}=22/7Ã—7^{2}=154cm^{2}
Area of larger semicircleÂ =154/2cm^{2}=77Â cm^{2 }
Area of smaller circleÂ =Ï€ Ã— R^{2}=22/7Ã—7/2Ã—7/2=77/2cm^{2}
Area of the shaded region = Area of larger circle – Area of triangle – Area of larger semicircleÂ +Â Area of smaller circle
Area of the shaded regionÂ =(154âˆ’49âˆ’77+77/2)cm^{2}
=133/2cm^{2}=66.5Â cm^{2}
Arc length

 A wire is bent to form a circle of radius 7 cm. From the resulting shape, a chunk of the wire is cut off, and the wire cut off measures 4 cm in length. The length of the remaining wire is
 45cm
 50cm
 40cm
 42cm
 A wire is bent to form a circle of radius 7 cm. From the resulting shape, a chunk of the wire is cut off, and the wire cut off measures 4 cm in length. The length of the remaining wire is
Answer: (C) 40cm
Solution: The length of the wire = circumference of the circle with radius 7cm
=2Ã—Ï€Ã—r=2Ã—22/7Ã—7=44Â cm.
When a wire of length 4 cm is cut off, the length of the wire remaining = circumference – length of arc cut off = 44 – 4 = 40 cm.
Perimeter and areas related to circles

 If the perimeter and the area of a circle are numerically equal, then the radius of the circle is
 3 units
 4 units
 Ï€Â units
 2 units
 If the perimeter and the area of a circle are numerically equal, then the radius of the circle is
Answer: (D) 2 units
Solution: Let the radius of the circle be r.
âˆ´Â Perimeter of the circle = Circumference of the circleÂ =2Ï€r
âˆ´Â Area of the circleÂ =Ï€r^{2}
Given: Area = Perimeter
â‡’2Ï€r=Ï€r^{2}
â‡’2=r
Thus, the radius of the circle is 2 units.

 In the given figure below, OACB is a quadrant of a circle. The radius OA = 3.5 cm, OD = 2 cm. Calculate the area of the shaded region.


 5.125cm2
 6.5cm2
 7cm2
 6.125cm2

Answer: (D) 6.125cm^{2}
Solution: Area of a quadrant of a circle =Â 1/4Ã—Â area of the circle.
âˆ´Â Area of the shaded region =Â 1/4Ã—Â Area of the circle – Area of the triangle.
âŸ¹Â Area of the shaded region =Â 1/4Ã—Ï€r^{2}Â Â âˆ’1/2baseÃ—height
âŸ¹Â Area of the shaded region =Â 1/4Ã—22/7Ã—3.5Ã—3.5Â âˆ’1/2Ã—3.5Ã—2
âŸ¹Â Area of the shaded region =Â 9.625 – 3.5 = 6.125Â cm^{2 }

 The shaded area in the adjoining figure, between the circumferencesÂ of two concentric circles is 346.5 cm^{2}. The circumference of the innerÂ circle is 88 cm. Calculate the radius of the outer circle. [TakeÂ Ï€=22/7]
 35 cm
 32 cm
 17.5cm
 16.5cm
 The shaded area in the adjoining figure, between the circumferencesÂ of two concentric circles is 346.5 cm^{2}. The circumference of the innerÂ circle is 88 cm. Calculate the radius of the outer circle. [TakeÂ Ï€=22/7]
Answer: (C) 17.5cm
Solution:
Let the radii of inner circle and outer circle be r and R respectively.
Then,Â 2 Ã— 22/7 Ã— r=88
âˆ´Â r = 14 cm.
Area of the inner circle =Â 22/7 Ã— 14 Ã— 14cm^{2}=616cm^{2}
âˆ´Â Area of the outer circle = (616 + 346)Â cm^{2}Â = 962.5Â cm^{2}
Then,Â 22/7Ã—R^{2}=962.5
âŸ¹R^{2}=962.5Ã—7/22=6.25Ã—7Ã—7
âŸ¹R=2.5Ã—7Â = 17.5 cm
Areas Related to Circles Class 10 Objective Questions from chapter 12 provided here are extremely useful for the CBSE class 10 students to prepare for the board exams and also to revise the important MCQs from this chapter in the most efficient way.
For extra practice, students can refer to these extra questions collected here.
CBSE Class 10 Maths Chapter 12 Extra Questions
1. Given that the angle of sector is 60Â° and radius is 3.5 cm, calculate the length of the arc.
(a) 3.5 cm
(b) 3.66 cm
(c) 3 cm
(d) 3.8 cm
2.Â If the diameter of a circle is 21 cm, then calculate its area.
(a) 346.5 cmÂ²
(b) 37.68 cmÂ²
(c) 18.84 cmÂ²
(d) 19.84 cmÂ²
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