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Meahok Meahok Jan 12, 2021

A tangent segment to a circle ofradius 3 cm is drawn 5 cm from thecenter of a circle. Length of thetangent segment iscm. *​

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Answer:

Draw a circle, taking C as centre and radius CT=3 cm

Let

PT be the tangent, drawn from point P to the centre C

Then,

CP=5 cm

CT=3 cm (Given)

Now, ∠CTP=90

o

(since radius is perpendicular to tangent)

In right Δ CPT,

CP

2

=PT

2

+CT

2

(By Pythagoras theorem)

⇒(5)

2

=PT

2

+(3)

2

⇒PT

2

=25−9

⇒PT

2

=16

⇒PT=

16

⇒PT=4

Therefore, length of tangent =4 cm.

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Jan 12, 2021
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