Circles Exercise 10.5 – Class 10

Circles Exercise 10.5 – Questions:

  1. Draw a circle of radius 6 cm and construct tangents to it from an external point 10 cm away from the centre. Measure and verify the length of the tangents.
  2. Construct a pair of tangents to a circle of radius 3.5 cm from a point 3.5 cm away from the circle.
  3. Construct a tangent to a circle of radius 5.5 cm from a point 3.5 cm away from it.
  4. Draw a pair of perpendicular tangents of length 5 cm to a circle.
  5. Construct tangents to two concentric circles of radii 2 cm and 4 cm from a point 8 cm away from the centre.

Circles Exercise 10.5 – Solutions:

  1. Draw a circle of radius 6 cm and construct tangents to it from an external point 10 cm away from the centre. Measure and verify the length of the tangents.

Solution:

Circles Exercise 10.5

Lent of the tangents, t = √(d2 – r2)

Length of the tangents, t = √(102 – 62) = √(100 – 36) =  √64  = 8 cm


  1. Construct a pair of tangents to a circle of radius 3.5 cm from a point 3.5 cm away from the circle.

Solution:

Circles Exercise 10.5


  1. Construct a tangent to a circle of radius 5.5 cm from a point 3.5 cm away from it.

Solution:

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  1. Draw a pair of perpendicular tangents of length 5 cm to a circle.

Solution:

Circles Exercise 10.5


  1. Construct tangents to two concentric circles of radii 2 cm and 4 cm from a point 8 cm away from the centre.

Solution:

Circles Exercise 10.5