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### Exercise: 10.4 (Page No: 179)

1. Two circles of radii 5 cm and 3 cm intersect at two points and the distance between their centres is 4 cm. Find the length of the common chord.

Solution:

Given parameters are:

OP = 5cm

OS = 4cm and

PS = 3cm

Also, PQ = 2PR Now, suppose RS = x. The diagram for the same is shown below.

Consider the Î”POR,

OP2Â = OR2+PR2

â‡’ 52Â = (4-x)2+PR2

â‡’ 25 = 16+x2-8x+PR2

âˆ´ PR2Â = 9-x2+8x â€” (i)

Now consider Î”PRS,

PS2Â = PR2+RS2

â‡’ 32Â = PR2+x2

âˆ´ PR2Â = 9-x2Â â€” (ii)

By equating equation (i) and equation (ii) we get,

9 -x2+8x = 9-x2

â‡’ 8x = 0

â‡’ x = 0

Now, put the value of x in equation (i)

PR2Â = 9-02

â‡’ PR = 3cm

âˆ´ The length of the cord i.e. PQ = 2PR

So, PQ = 2Ã—3 = 6cm

2. If two equal chords of a circle intersect within the circle, prove that the segments of one chord are equal to corresponding segments of the other chord.

Solution:

Let AB and CD be two equal cords (i.e. AB = CD). In the above question, it is given that AB and CD intersect at a point, say, E.

It is now to be proven that the line segments AE = DE and CE = BE

Construction Steps:

Step 1:Â From the center of the circle, draw a perpendicular to AB i.e. OM âŠ¥ AB

Step 2:Â Similarly, draw ON âŠ¥ CD.

Step 3:Â Join OE.

Now, the diagram is as follows-

Proof:

From the diagram, it is seen that OM bisects AB and so, OM âŠ¥ AB

Similarly, ON bisects CD and so, ON âŠ¥ CD

It is known that AB = CD. So,

AM = ND â€” (i)

and MB = CN â€” (ii)

Now, triangles Î”OME and Î”ONE are similar by RHS congruency since

OME = ONE (They are perpendiculars)

OE = OE (It is the common side)

OM = ON (AB and CD are equal and so, they are equidistant from the centre)

âˆ´ Î”OME Î”ONE

ME = EN (by CPCT) â€” (iii)

Now, from equations (i) and (ii) we get,

AM+ME = ND+EN

So, AE = ED

Now from equations (ii) and (iii) we get,

MB-ME = CN-EN

So, EB = CE (Hence proved).

3. If two equal chords of a circle intersect within the circle, prove that the line joining the point of intersection to the centre makes equal angles with the chords.

Solution:

From the question we know the following:

(i) AB and CD are 2 chords which are intersecting at point E.

(ii) PQ is the diameter of the circle.

(iii) AB = CD.

Now, we will have to prove thatÂ BEQ = CEQ

For this, the following construction has to be done:

Construction:

Draw two perpendiculars are drawn as OM âŠ¥ AB and ON âŠ¥ D. Now, join OE. The constructed diagram will look as follows:

Now, consider the triangles Î”OEM and Î”OEN.

Here,

(i) OM = ON [Since the equal chords are always equidistant from the centre]

(ii) OE = OE [It is the common side]

(iii) OME = ONE [These are the perpendiculars]

So, by RHS congruency criterion, Î”OEM Î”OEN.

Hence, by CPCT rule, MEO = NEO

âˆ´ BEQ = CEQ (Hence proved).

4. If a line intersects two concentric circles (circles with the same centre) with centre O at A, B, C and D, prove that AB = CD (see Fig. 10.25).

Solution:

The given image is as follows:

First, draw a line segment from O to AD such that OM âŠ¥ AD.

Therefore, AM = MD â€” (i)

Also, since OM âŠ¥ BC, OM bisects BC.

Therefore, BM = MC â€” (ii)

From equation (i) and equation (ii),

AM-BM = MD-MC

âˆ´ AB = CD

5. Three girls Reshma, Salma and Mandip are playing a game by standing on a circle of radius 5m drawn in a park. Reshma throws a ball to Salma, Salma to Mandip, Mandip to Reshma. If the distance between Reshma and Salma and between Salma and Mandip is 6m each, what is the distance between Reshma and Mandip?

Solution:

Let the positions of Reshma, Salma and Mandip be represented as A, B and C respectively.

From the question, we know that AB = BC = 6cm.

So, the radius of the circle i.e. OA = 5cm

Now, draw a perpendicular BM âŠ¥ AC.

Since AB = BC, ABC can be considered as an isosceles triangle. M is mid-point of AC. BM is the perpendicular bisector of AC and thus it passes through the centre of the circle.

Now,

let AM = y and

OM = x

So, BM will be = (5-x).

By applying Pythagorean theorem in Î”OAM we get,

OA2Â = OM2Â +AM2

â‡’ 52Â = x2Â +y2Â â€” (i)

Again, by applying Pythagorean theorem in Î”AMB,

AB2Â = BM2Â +AM2

â‡’ 62Â = (5-x)2+y2Â â€” (ii)

Subtracting equation (i) from equation (ii), we get

36-25 = (5-x)2-x2-y2

Now, solving this equation we get the value of x as

x = 7/5

Substituting the value of x in equation (i), we get

y2Â +(49/25) = 25

â‡’ y2Â = 25 â€“ (49/25)

Solving it we get the value of y as

y = 24/5

Thus,

AC = 2Ã—AM

= 2Ã—y

= 2Ã—(24/5) m

AC = 9.6 m

So, the distance between Reshma and Mandip is 9.6 m.

6. A circular park of radius 20m is situated in a colony. Three boys Ankur, Syed and David are sitting at equal distance on its boundary each having a toy telephone in his hands to talk each other. Find the length of the string of each phone.

Solution:

First, draw a diagram according to the given statements. The diagram will look as follows.

Here the positions of Ankur, Syed and David are represented as A, B and C respectively. Since they are sitting at equal distances, the triangle ABC will form an equilateral triangle.

AD âŠ¥ BC is drawn. Now, AD is median of Î”ABC and it passes through the centre O.

Also, O is the centroid of the Î”ABC. OA is the radius of the triangle.

Let the side of a triangle a metres then BD = a/2 m.

Applying Pythagoras theorem in Î”ABD,