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EXERCISE 16.1

**1. Use a ruler and compass only in this question.(i) Draw a circle, centre O and radius 4 cm.(ii) Mark a point P such that OP = 7 cm.Construct the two tangents to the circle from P. Measure and record the length of one of the tangents.Solution:**

Steps to construct:

Step 1: Draw a circle with center O and radius 4cm and mark that point as A.

Step 2: Take a point P such that OP = 7cm.

Step 3: Bisect OB at M.

Step 4: With center M and diameter OP, draw another circle intersecting the given circle at A and B.

Step 5: Join PA and PB. Hence PA and PB are pair of tangents to the circle.

Step 6: On measuring PA, it is equal to 5.5cm.

**2. Draw a line AB = 6 cm. Construct a circle with AB as diameter. Mark a point P at a distance of 5 cm from the mid-point of AB. Construct two tangents from P to the circle with AB as diameter. Measure the length of each tangentSolution:**

Steps to construct:

Step 1: Draw a line segment AB = 6cm.

Step 2: Draw its perpendicular bisector bisecting it at point O.

Step 3: With center O and radius OB, draw a circle.

Step 4: Extend AB to point P such that OP = 5cm.

Step 5: Draw its perpendicular bisector intersecting it at point M.

Step 6: With center M and radius OM, draw a circle which intersects the given circle at T and S.

Step 7: Join OT, OS, PT and PS. Hence, PT and PS are the required tangents to the given circle.

Step 8: On measuring each tangent is 4cm long. PT = PS = 4cm.

**3. Construct a tangent to a circle of radius 4cm from a point on the concentric circle of radius 6 cm and measure its length. Also, verify the measurement by actual calculation.Solution:**

Steps to construct:

Step 1: Mark a point O.

Step 2: With center O and radius 4cm and 6cm, draw two concentric circles.

Step 3: Join OA and mark its mid-point as M.

Step 4: With center M and radius MA, draw another circle which intersects the first circle at P and Q.

Step 5: Join AP and AQ. Hence, AP and AQ are the required tangents to the first circle from point A.

**4. Draw a circle of radius 3 cm. Take two points P and Q on one of its extended diameter each at a distance of 7 cm from its centre. Draw tangents to the circle from these two points P and Q. Solution:**

Steps to construct:

Step 1: Consider a point O on a line, with center O, and radius 3cm, draw a circle.

Step 2: Extend its diameters on both sides and cut off OP = OQ = 7cm.

Step 3: Mark the mid-points of OP and OQ as M and N respectively.

Step 4: With Centers M and N and OP and OQ as diameters, draw circles which intersect the given circle at A, B and C, D respectively.

Step 5: Join PA, PB, QC, QD. Hence, PA, PB and QC, QD are the required tangents.

**5. Draw a line segment AB of length 8 cm. Taking A as centre, draw a circle of radius 4 cm and taking B as centre, draw another circle of radius 3 cm. Construct tangents to each circle from the centre of the other circle.Solution:**

Steps to construct:

Step 1: Draw a line segment AB = 8cm.

Step 2: With center as A and radius 4cm, with center as B and radius 3cm, draw circles.

Step 3: Draw the third circle AB as diameter which intersects the given two circles at C and D, P and Q respectively.

Step 4: Join AC, AD, BP, BQ. Hence, AC and AD, BP and BQ are the required tangents.

EXERCISE 16.2

** 1. Draw an equilateral triangle of side 4 cm. Draw its circumcircle.Solution:**

Steps to construct:

Step 1: Draw a line segment BC = 4cm.

Step 2: With centers B and C, draw two arcs of radius 4cm which intersects each other at point A.

Step 3: Join AB and AC.

Step 4: Draw the right bisector of BC and AC intersecting each other at point O.

Step 5: Join OA, OB and OC.

Step 6: With center as O, and radius equal to OB or OC or OA, draw a circle which passes through points A, B and C.

Hence the required circumcircle of triangle ABC is given below.

**2. Using a ruler and a pair of compasses only, construct:(i) A triangle ABC given AB = 4 cm, BC = 6 cm and âˆ ABC = 90Â°.(ii) A circle which passes through the points A, B and C and mark its centre as O. (2008)Solution:**

Steps to construct:

Step 1: Draw a line segment AB = 4cm.

Step 2: At point B, draw a ray BX making an angle of 90^{o} and cut off BC = 6cm.

Step 3: Join AC.

Step 4: Draw the perpendicular bisectors of sides AB and AC intersecting each other at point O.

Step 5: With center as O, and radius equal to OB or OA or OC, draw a circle which passes through points A, B, C.

**3. Construct a triangle with sides 3 cm, 4 cm and 5 cm. Draw its circumcircle and measure its radius.Solution:**

Steps to construct:

Step 1: Draw a line segment BC = 4cm.

Step 2: With Center as B and radius 3cm, with center as C and radius 5cm draw two arcs which intersect each other at point A.

Step 3: Join AB and AC.

Step 4: Draw the perpendicular bisector of sides BC and AC which intersects each other at point O.

Step 5: Join OB.

Step 6: With center as O and radius OB, draw a circle which pass through A, B, C.

Step 7: On measuring the radius OB = 2.5cm.

**4. Using a ruler and compasses only:(i) Construe a triangle ABC with the following data:Base AB = 6 cm, AC = 5.2 cm and âˆ CAB = 60Â°.(ii) In the same diagram, draw a circle which passes through the points A, B and C. and mark its centre O. Solution:**

Steps to construct:

Step 1: Draw a line segment AB = 6cm.

Step 2: At point A, draw a ray making an angle of 60^{o}.

Step 3: With B as the center and radius 5.2cm, draw an arc which intersects the ray at C.

Step 4: Join BC.

Step 5: Draw the perpendicular bisector of sides AB and BC which intersects each other at point O.

Step 6: With center as O and radius OA, draw a circle which touches through the points A, B, C.

**5. Using ruler and compasses only, draw an equilateral triangle of side 5 cm and draw its inscribed circle. Measure the radius of the circle.Solution:**

Steps to construct:

Step 1: Draw a line segment BC = 5cm.

Step 2: With Center as B and radius 5cm, with center as C and radius 5cm draw two arcs which intersect each other at point A.

Step 3: Join AB and AC.

Step 4: Draw the angle bisector of angles B and C which intersects each other at point I.

Step 5: From I, draw a perpendicular ID on BC.

Step 6: With center as I and radius ID, draw a circle which touches the sides of the triangle internally.

Step 7: On measuring the radius ID = 1.5cm (approx).

**6. (i) Conduct a triangle ABC with BC = 6.4 cm, CA = 5.8 cm and âˆ ABC = 60Â°. Draw its incircle. Measure and record the radius of the incircle.(ii) Construct a âˆ†ABC with BC = 6.5 cm, AB = 5.5 cm, AC = 5 cm. Construct the incircle of the triangle. Measure and record the radius of the incircle. (2014)Solution:**

Steps to construct:

Step 1: Draw a line segment BC = 6.4cm.

Step 2: Construct an angle of 60^{o} at point B.

Step 3: With C as center and radius CA = 5.8cm, draw an arc cutting BD at A.

Step 4: Join AC.

Step 5: Draw the angle bisector of angle B and angle C which intersect each other at point O.

Step 6: Draw OE perpendicular to BC, intersecting BC at point E.

Step 7: With O as the center and OE as the radius draw the required incircle.

Step 8: On measuring the radius OE = 1.5cm.

Steps to construct:

Step 1: Draw a line segment BC = 6.5cm.

Step 2: With B as center and C as center draw arcs AB = 5.5cm and AC = 5cm.

Step 3: Join AB and AC.

Step 4: Draw the angle bisectors of B and C. The bisectors meet at point O.

Step 5: With O as the center. Draw an incircle which touches all the sides of the triangle ABC.

Step 6: From point O draw a perpendicular to side BC which cuts at point N.

Step 7: On measuring the radius ON = 1.5cm.

**7. The bisectors of angles A and B of a scalene triangle ABC meet at O.(i) What is the point O called?(ii) OR and OQ is drawn a perpendicular to AB and CA respectively. What is the relation between OR and OQ?(iii) What is the relation between âˆ ACO and âˆ BCO?Solution:**

(i) The point O where the angle bisectors meet is called the incenter of the triangle.

(ii) The perpendicular drawn from point O to AB and CA are equal. i.e., OR and OQ.

(iii) âˆ ACO = âˆ BCO. OC will bisect the âˆ C.

**8. Using ruler and compasses only, construct a triangle ABC in which BC = 4 cm, âˆ ACB = 45Â° and the perpendicular from A on BC is 2.5 cm. Draw the circumcircle of triangle ABC and measure its radius.Solution:**

Steps to construct:

Step 1: Draw a line segment BC = 4cm.

Step 2: At point B, draw a perpendicular and cut off BE = 2.5cm.

Step 3: From, E, draw a line EF parallel to BC.

Step 4: From point C, draw a ray making an angle 45^{o} which intersects EF at point A.

Step 5: Join AB.

Step 6: Draw the perpendicular bisectors of sides BC and AC intersecting each other at point O.

Step 7: Join OB, OC and OA.

Step 8: With O as the center and radius OB or OC or OA draw a circle which passes through points A, B, C.

Step 9: On measuring the radius OB = 2cm.

**9. Construct a regular hexagon of side 4 cm. Construct a circle circumscribing the hexagon.Solution:**

Steps to construct:

Step 1: Draw a line segment AB = 4cm.

Step 2: At points A and B draw rays making on angle of 120^{o} each and cut off AF = BC = 4cm.

Step 3: At point C and F draw rays making on angle of 120^{o} each and cut off FE = CD = 4cm.

Step 4: Join ED. The required ABCDEF hexagon is formed.

Step 5: Draw perpendicular bisectors of sides AB and BC intersecting each other at point O.

Step 6: With O as the center and radius equal OA or OB draw a circle which passes through the vertices of the hexagon.

**10. Draw a regular hexagon of side 4 cm and construct its incircle.Solution:**

Steps to construct:

Step 1: Draw a regular hexagon of sides 4cm.

Step 2: Draw the angle bisector of A and B. which intersects each other at point O.

Step 3: Draw OL perpendicular to AB.

Step 4: With O as the center and radius OB, draw a circle which touches the sides of the hexagon.