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Chapter 8 exercise 8B mainly deals with problems based on tangent theorems. Students can download R S Aggarwal Solutions for Maths chapter 8 to clear their concepts on circles.

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**Question 1: In the adjoining figure, a circle touches all the four sides of a quadrilateral ABCD whose sides are AB = 6 cm, BC = 9 cm and CD = 8 cm. Find the length of side AD.**

**Solution:**

In the given figure,

A circle touches all the four sides of a quadrilateral ABCD whose sides are AB = 6 cm, BC = 9 cm and CD = 8 cm

Let P, Q, R and S are points where circle touches the sides AB, BC, CD and DA respectively.

Therefore,

AB + CD = BC + AD

6 + 8 = 9 + AD

14 = 9 + AD

AD = 14 – 9 = 5

Length of AD is 5 cm.

**Question 2: In the given figure, PA and PB are two tangents to the circle with centre O. If âˆ APB = 50Â° then what is the measure of âˆ OAB.**

**Solution**:

In the given figure,

âˆ APB = 50Â°

PA and PB are two tangents to the circle with centre O.

Join OB.

**Question 3: In the given figure, O is the centre of a circle. PT and PQ are tangents to the circle from an external point P. If âˆ TPQ = 70Â°, find âˆ TRQ.**

**Solution:**

Here, O is the centre of circle.

PQ and PT are tangents to the circle from a point P

R is any point on the circle. RT and RQ are joined.

âˆ TPQ = 70Â°

Now,

Join TO and QO.

âˆ TOQ = 180Â° â€“ 70Â° = 110Â°

Here, OQ and OT are perpendicular on QP and TP.

âˆ TOQ is on the centre and âˆ TRQ is on the rest part.

âˆ TRQ = 1/2âˆ TOQ = Â½( 110Â°) = 55Â°

Therefore, âˆ TRQ = 55 degrees.

**Question 4: In the given figure, common tangents AB and CD to the two circles with centres O _{1} and O_{2} intersect at E. Prove that AB = CD.**

**Solution:**

In the given figure, common tangents

AB and CD are common tangents to the two circles with centres O_{1} and O_{2} intersecting at point E.

Circle O_{1:}

EA and EC are tangents

EA = EC â€¦(1)

Circle O2:

EB and ED are tangents

EB = ED â€¦(2)

Adding (1) and (2),

EA + EB = EC + ED

AB = CD

Hence proved.

**Question 5: If PT is a tangent to a circle with centre O and PQ is a chord of the circle such that âˆ QPT = 70Â°, then find the measure of âˆ POQ.**

**Solution:**

**Question 6: In the given figure, a triangle ABC is drawn to circumscribe a circle of radius 2 cm such that the segments BD and DC into which BC is divided by the point of contact D, are of lengths 4 cm and 3 cm respectively. If the area of âˆ†ABC = 21 cmÂ² then find the lengths of sides AB and AC.**

**Solution**:

Given:

âˆ†ABC is circumscribed a circle with centre O and radius 2 cm.

Point D divides BC as

BD = 4 cm, DC = 3 cm, OD = 2 cm

Area of âˆ†ABC = 21 cmÂ²

Join OA, OB, OC, OE and OF.

x = 3.5

Therefore,

AB = AF + FB = 3.5 + 4 = 7.5 cm

AC = AE + CE = 3.5 + 3 = 6.5 cm

**Question 7: Two concentric circles are of radii 5 cm and 3 cm. Find the length of the chord of the larger circle (in cm) which touches the smaller circle.**

**Solution:**

Two concentric circles are of radii 5 cm and 3 cm.

Let O be the centre of circle.

Let AB is chord of larger circle which touches the smaller circle at C.

Join OA and OC.

Below is the figure:

**Question 8: Prove that the perpendicular at the point of contact of the tangent to a circle passes through the centre.**

**Solution**:

AB is the tangent to the circle at point P

Let O be the centre.

PL âŠ¥ AB

**Question 9: In the given figure, two tangents RQ and RP are drawn from an external point R to the circle with centre O. If âˆ PRQ = 120Â°, then prove that OR = PR + RQ.**

**Solution:**

âˆ PRQ = âˆ QRO = 120Â°/2 = 60Â°

RQ and RP are the tangent to the circle.

OQ and OP are radii

OQ âŠ¥ QR and OP âŠ¥ PR

Form right âˆ†OPR,

âˆ POR = 180Â° – (90Â° + 60Â°) = 30Â°

andâˆ QOR = 30Â°

cos a = PR/OR (suppose ‘a’ be the angle)

cos 60Â° =PR/OR

1/2 = PR/OR

OR = 2 PR

Again from right âˆ†OQR,

OR = 2 QR

From both the results, we have

2 PR + 2 QR = 2OR

or OR = PR + RQ

Hence Proved.

**Question 10: In the given figure, a circle inscribed in a triangle ABC touches the sides AB, BC and CA at points D, E and F respectively. If AB = 14 cm, BC = 8 cm and CA = 12 cm. Find the lengths AD, BE and CF.**

**Solution:**

From given statements, let us reframed the given figure:

AB = 14 cm, BC = 8 cm and CA = 12 cm.

**Question 11: In the given figure, O is the centre of the circle. PA and PB are tangents. Show that AOBP is a cyclic quadrilateral. **

**Solution:**

**Question 12: In two concentric circles, a chord of length 8 cm of the larger circle touches the smaller circle. If the radius of the larger circle is 5 cm then find the radius of the smaller circle. **

**Solution:**

Draw a figure based on given instructions:

AC = CB = 8/2 = 4 cm

OA = 5 cm

AB is the tangent and OC is the radius

OC âŠ¥ AB

**Question 13: In the given figure, PQ is a chord of a circle with centre O and PT is a tangent. If âˆ QPT = 60Â°, find âˆ PRQ.**

**Solution**:

**Question 14: In the given figure, PA and PB are two tangents to the circle with centre O. If âˆ APB = 60Â° then find the measure of âˆ OAB.**

**Solution:**

From given figure,

PA and PB are the two tangents to the circle.

O be the centre of circle. OA and AB are joined

âˆ APB = 60Â°

To Find :âˆ OAB

âˆ OAB + 60Â° = 90Â°

âˆ OAB = 90Â° â€“ 60Â° = 30Â°

Therefore, the measure of âˆ OAB is 30Â°.

**Question 15: If the angle between two tangents drawn from an external point P to a circle of radius and centre O, is 60Â° then find the length of OP.**

**Solution:**

Since, tangents drawn from an external point are equally inclined to the line joining centre to that point.

Draw an image based on given instructions:

Here, PT is the tangent of the circle

OT âŠ¥ PT

And, âˆ TPS = 60Â° (given)

âˆ TPO = 60Â°/2 = 30Â°

Now, from right âˆ†TPO:

sin 30Â° = OT/OP

1/2 = a/OP

or OP = 2a

## R S Aggarwal Solutions for Class 10 Maths Chapter 8 Circles Exercise 8B

Class 10 Maths Chapter 8 Circles Exercise 8B is based on important theorems on circle tangents. Some of the important theorems are:

-The tangent at any point of a circle is perpendicular to the radius through the point of contact.

-Converse of the tangent theorem: A line drawn through the end of a radius and perpendicular to it is a tangent to the circle.

-The lengths of tangents drawn from an external point to a circle are equal.