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**1. Find the length of the chord of a circle in each of the following when:**

**(i) Radius is 13 cm and the distance from the center is 12 cm**

**Solution:-**

From the question it is given that,

Radius = 13 cm

Distance from the center is 12 cm

From the figure we can say that, PR = RQ

Because, perpendicular from center to a chord bisects the chord.

Consider the Î”PRO,

By using Pythagoras theorem, OP^{2} = OR^{2} + PR^{2}

13^{2} = 12^{2} + PR^{2}

PR^{2} = 13^{2} â€“ 12^{2}

PR^{2} = 169 â€“ 144

PR^{2} = 25

PR = âˆš25

PR = 5 cm

Therefore, length of chord PQ = 2PR

= 2(5)

= 10 cm

**(ii) Radius is 1.7 cm and the distance from the center is 1.5 cm.**

**Solution:-**

From the question it is given that,

Radius = 1.7 cm

Distance from the center is 1.5 cm

From the figure we can say that, PR = RQ

Because, perpendicular from center to a chord bisects the chord.

Consider the Î”PRO,

By using Pythagoras theorem, OP^{2} = OR^{2} + PR^{2}

(1.7)^{2} = (1.5)^{2} + PR^{2}

PR^{2} = (1.7)^{2} â€“ (1.5)^{2}

PR^{2} = 2.89 â€“ 2.25

PR^{2} = 0.64

PR = âˆš0.64

PR = 0.8 cm

Therefore, length of chord PQ = 2PR

= 2(0.8)

= 1.6 cm

**(iii) Radius is 6.5 cm and the distance from the center is 2.5 cm.**

**Solution:-**

From the question it is given that,

Radius = 6.5 cm

Distance from the center is 2.5 cm

From the figure we can say that, PR = RQ

Because, perpendicular from center to a chord bisects the chord.

Consider the Î”PRO,

By using Pythagoras theorem, OP^{2} = OR^{2} + PR^{2}

(6.5)^{2} = (2.5)^{2} + PR^{2}

PR^{2} = (6.5)^{2} â€“ (2.5)^{2}

PR^{2} = 42.25 â€“ 6.25

PR^{2} = 36

PR = âˆš36

PR = 6 cm

Therefore, length of chord PQ = 2PR

= 2(6)

= 12 cm

**2. Find the diameter of the circle if the length of a chord is 3.2cm and its distance from the center is 1.2cm.**

**Solution:-**

From the question it is given that,

length of a chord is 3.2cm

Distance from the center is 1.2cm

Then,

From the figure we can say that, PR = RQ = 1.6 cm

Because, perpendicular from center to a chord bisects the chord.

Consider the Î”PRO,

By using Pythagoras theorem, OP^{2} = OR^{2} + PR^{2}

OP^{2} = (1.6)^{2} + (1.2)^{2}

OP^{2} = 2.56+1.44

OP^{2} = 4

OP = âˆš4

OP = 2 cm

Therefore, Diameter of the circle PS = 2OP

= 2(2)

= 4 cm

**3. A chord of length 16.8cm is at a distance of 11.2cm from the center of a circle. Find the length of the chord of the same circle which is at a distance of 8.4cm from the center.**

**Solution:-**

From the figure we can say that, PM = MQ = 8.4 cm

Because, perpendicular from center to a chord bisects the chord.

Consider the Î”PMO,

By using Pythagoras theorem, OP^{2} = PM^{2} + OM^{2}

OP^{2} = (8.4)^{2} + (11.2)^{2}

OP^{2} = 70.56 + 125.44

OP^{2} = 196

OP = âˆš196

OP = 14 cm

Then, OP = OS = 14 cm because radii of same circle.

Now consider the Î”SLO

By using Pythagoras theorem, OS^{2} = SL^{2}+ LO^{2}

14^{2} = (SL)^{2} + (8.4)^{2}

SL^{2} = 14^{2}-8.4^{2}

SL^{2} = 196 – 70.56

SL^{2} = 125.44

SL = âˆš125.44

SL = 11.2 cm

Therefore, the length of chord SR = 2SL

= 2(11.2)

= 22.4 cm

**4. A chord of length 6 cm is at a distance of 7.2 cm from the center of a circle. Another chord of the same circle is of length 14.4 cm. Find its distance from the center.**

**Solution:-**

From the figure we can say that, PM = MQ = 3 cm

Because, perpendicular from center to a chord bisects the chord.

Consider the Î”PMO,

By using Pythagoras theorem, OP^{2} = PM^{2} + OM^{2}

OP^{2} = (3)^{2} + (7.2)^{2}

OP^{2} = 9 + 51.84

OP^{2} = 60.84

OP = âˆš60.84

OP = 7.8 cm

Then, OP = OS = 7.8 cm because radii of same circle.

Now consider the Î”SLO

By using Pythagoras theorem, OS^{2} = SL^{2}+ LO^{2}

7.8^{2} = (7.2)^{2} + LO^{2}

LO^{2} = 7.8^{2} â€“ 7.2^{2}

LO^{2} = 60.84 â€“ 51.84

LO^{2} = 9

LO = âˆš9

LO = 3 cm

Therefore, distance of chord SR from the center is 3 cm.

**5. A chord of length 8cm is drawn inside a circle of radius 6cm. Find the perpendicular distance of the chord from the center of the circle.**

**Solution:-**

From the question it is given that, Length of chord is 8 cm.

Radius of circle is 6 cm.

From the figure we can say that, PR = RQ = 4 cm

Because, perpendicular from center to a chord bisects the chord.

Consider the Î”PRO,

By using Pythagoras theorem, OP^{2} = OR^{2} + PR^{2}

6^{2} = OR^{2} + 4^{2}

OR^{2} = 36-16

OR^{2} = 20

OR = âˆš20

OR = 2âˆš5 cm

Therefore, the perpendicular distance of the chord from the center of the circle is 2âˆš5 cm.

**6. Two circles of radii 5cm and 3cm with centers O and P touch each other internally. If the perpendicular bisector of the line segment OP meets the circumference of the larger circle at A and B, find the length of AB.**

**Solution:-**

From the question it is given that,

Radius of bigger circle = 5 cm

Radius of smaller circle = 3 cm

Then,

OA = AH = 5 cm â€¦ [because both are radius of bigger circle]

PH = 3 cm â€¦ [because radius of smaller circle]

OP = 2 cm

So, perpendicular bisector of OP, i.e. AB meets OP at G.

OG = GP = Â½ OP = 1 cm

Consider the Î”OGA,

By using Pythagoras theorem, OA^{2} = OG^{2} + GA^{2}

5^{2} = 1^{2} + GA^{2}

GA^{2} = 5^{2}â€“1^{2}

GA^{2} = 25 â€“ 1

GA^{2} = 24

GA = âˆš24

GA = 2âˆš6 cm

So, GA = GB = 2âˆš6 cm

AB = AG + GB

= 2âˆš6 + 2âˆš6

= 4âˆš6 cm

Therefore, the length of AB 4âˆš6 cm.

**7. Two chords AB and CD of lengths 6cm and 12cm are drawn parallel inside the circle. If the distance between the chords of the circle is 3cm, find the radius of the circle.**

**Solution:-**

From the figure we can say that, AM = MB = 3 cm and CN = ND = 6 cm

Because, perpendicular from center to a chord bisects the chord.

Let us assume, OA = OC = p

OM = y

ON = 3 – y

Consider the Î”CNO,

By using Pythagoras theorem, OC^{2} = ON^{2} + CN^{2}

p^{2} = (3 – y)^{2} + (6)^{2} â€¦ [equation (i)]

Now consider the Î”OMA

By using Pythagoras theorem, OA^{2} = OM^{2}+ AM^{2}

p^{2} = y^{2} + 3^{2} â€¦ [equation (ii)]

Combining equation (i) and equation (ii) we get,

(3 – y)^{2} + 6^{2} = y^{2}Â + 3^{2}

9 + y^{2} â€“ 6y + 36 = y^{2} + 9

By transposing we get,

9 â€“ 9 + y^{2} â€“ y^{2} â€“ 6y + 36 = 0

-6y + 36 = 0

y = 36/6

y = 6

Now substitute the value of y in equation (ii) to find out the value p,

p^{2} = y^{2} + 3^{2}

p^{2} = 6^{2} + 3^{2}

p^{2} = 36 + 9

p^{2} = 45

p = âˆš45

p = 3âˆš5

Therefore, the radius of circle is 3âˆš5 cm.

**8. Two chords of lengths 10cm and 24cm are drawn parallel to each other in a circle. If they are on the same side of the center and the distance between them is 17cm, find the radius of the circle.**

**Solution:-**

From the figure we can say that, AM = MB = 5 cm and CN = ND = 12 cm

Because, perpendicular from center to a chord bisects the chord.

Let us assume, OA = OC = p

OM = y

ON = 17 – y

Consider the Î”CNO,

By using Pythagoras theorem, OC^{2} = ON^{2} + CN^{2}

p^{2} = (17 – y)^{2} + (12)^{2} â€¦ [equation (i)]

Now consider the Î”OMA

By using Pythagoras theorem, OA^{2} = OM^{2}+ AM^{2}

p^{2} = y^{2} + 5^{2} â€¦ [equation (ii)]

Combining equation (i) and equation (ii) we get,

(17 – y)^{2} + 12^{2} = y^{2}Â + 5^{2}

289 + y^{2} â€“ 34y + 144 = y^{2} + 25

By transposing we get,

289 + 144 â€“ 25 + y^{2} â€“ y^{2} â€“ 34y = 0

408 â€“ 34y = 0

y = 408/34

y = 12

Now substitute the value of y in equation (ii) to find out the value p,

p^{2} = y^{2} + 5^{2}

p^{2} = 12^{2} + 5^{2}

p^{2} = 144 + 25

p^{2} = 169

p = âˆš169

p = 13

Therefore, the radius of circle is 13.

**9. In fig, AB a chord of the circle is of length 18 cm. It is perpendicularly bisected at M by PQ. If MQ = 3 cm, find the length of PQ.**

**Solution:-**

From the question it is given that,

Length of chord AB = 18 cm

MQ = 3 cm

From the figure we can say that, AM = MB = 5 cm

Because, perpendicular from center to a chord bisects the chord.

Let us assume, OA = OQ = p

OM = (r – 3)

Consider the Î”OMA,

By using Pythagoras theorem, OA^{2} = OM^{2} + MA^{2}

r^{2} = (r – 3)^{2} + 9^{2}

r^{2} = r^{2} + 9 â€“ 6r + 81

r^{2} â€“ r^{2} + 6r = 90

6r = 90

r = 15 cm

Then, PQ = 2r

= 2(15)

= 30 cm

**10. AB and CD are two equal chords of a circle intersecting at P as shown in fig. P is joined to O, the center of the circle. Prove that OP bisects âˆ CPB**

**Solution:-**

Construction: Draw perpendiculars OM and ON to AB and CD respectively.

Now, consider the Î”OMP and Î”ONP,

OP = OP â€¦ [common side for both triangles]

OM = ON â€¦ [distance of equal chords from the center are equal]

âˆ PMO = âˆ PNO â€¦ [both angles are equal to 90^{o}]

Therefore, Î”OMP â‰…Î”ONP

So, âˆ MPO = âˆ NPO

Hence it is proved that, OP bisects âˆ CPB.

**11. In fig, the center is O. PQ and RS are two equal chords of the circle which, when produced, meet at T outside the circle. Prove that (a) TP = TR, (B) TQ = TS**

**Solution:-**

From the question it is given that PQ = RS

We have to prove that, TP = TR and TQ = TS

Then, Draw OA âŠ¥ PQ and OB âŠ¥ RS,

Since equal chords are equidistant from the circle therefore,

PQ = RS â‡’ OA = OB â€¦ [equation (i)]

So, PA = AQ = Â½ PQ and RB = BS = Â½ RS

Given PQ = RS, we get

PA = RB â€¦ [equation (ii)]

And, AQ = BS â€¦ [equation (iii)]

Now, consider the Î”TAO and Î”TBO,

TO = TO [common side for both triangles]

AO = BO [from equation (i)]

âˆ TAO = âˆ TBO [both angles are equal to 90^{o}]

Therefore, Î”TAO â‰… Î”TBO [By RHS]

So TA = TB [By CPCT] â€¦ [equation (iv)]

By subtracting equation (ii) from equation (iv), we get

TA â€“ PA = TB â€“ RB

â‡’ TP = TR

Now adding equation (iii) and equation (iv), we get

TA + TQ = TB + BS

Therefore, TQ = TS

Hence proved

**12. PQ and QR are two equal chords of a circle. A diameter of the circle is drawn through Q. Prove that the diameter bisect âˆ PQR.**

**Solution:-**

let us assume that QT be the diameter of âˆ PQR

Then, from question it is given that PQ = QR

So, OM = ON

Now, consider the Î”OMQ and Î”ONQ,

âˆ OMQ = âˆ ONQ â€¦[both angles are equal to 90^{o}]

OM = ON â€¦ [from question it is given that equal chords]

OQ = OQ â€¦ [common side for both triangles]

Therefore, Î”OMQ â‰… Î”ONQ [By RHS]

So, âˆ OQM = âˆ OQN [CPCT]

Hence QT i.e. diameter of the circle bisects âˆ PQR

**13. M and N are the midpoints of chords AB and CD. The line MN passes through the center O. Prove that AB âˆ¥ CD.**

**Solution:-**

From the figure,

AM = MB

CN = ND

Therefore, OM âŠ¥ AB

Then, ON âŠ¥ CD

Because, a line bisecting the chord and passing through the centre of the circle is perpendicular to the chord.

So, âˆ OMA = âˆ OND â€¦[both angles are equal to 90^{o}]

Therefore, AB âˆ¥CD

**14. Prove that the line segment joining the midpoints of two parallel chords of a circle passes through its centre.**

**Solution:-**

Let us assume AB and CD be two parallel chords having Q and P as their mid-points, respectively.

Let O be the centre of the circle.

Join OP and OQ and draw EF || AB | | CD. Since, P is the mid-point of CD.

OP âŠ¥ CD

âˆ CPO = âˆ DPO = 90^{o}

But OF || CD

âˆ´ âˆ POF = âˆ CPO â€¦ [alternate interior angle]

âˆ POF = 90^{o}

Similarly, âˆ FOQ = 90^{o}

Now, âˆ POF + âˆ FOQ = 90^{o} + 90^{o} = 180^{o}

Therefore, POQ is a straight line.

Hence proved

**15. Two congruent circles have their centers at O and P. M is the midpoint of the line segment OP. A straight line is drawn through M cutting the two circles at the points A, B, C and D. Prove that the chords AB and CD are equal.**

**Solution:-**

From the question it is given that, two congruent circles have their centers at O and P. M is the midpoint of the line segment OP.

We have to prove that, chord AB and CD are equal.

Then, draw OQ âŠ¥ AB and PR âŠ¥ CD.

Now consider the Î”OQM and Î”PRM

OM = MP â€¦ [because M is the midpoint]

âˆ OQM = âˆ PRC â€¦[both angles are equal to 90^{o}]

âˆ OMQ = âˆ PMR â€¦[vertically opposite angles are equal]

Therefore, Î”OQM â‰… Î”PRM [By AAS]

OQ = PR [By CPCT]

The perpendicular distances of two chords in two congruent circles are equal,

Therefore, chords are also equal

So, AB = CD

Hence proved