# CBSE Class 10-Mathematics: Chapter –11 Constructions Part 5

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**Question 5:**

Draw a pair of tangents to a circle of radius which are inclined to each other at an angle of

**Answer:**

To construct: A pair of tangents to a circle of radius which are inclined to each other at an angle of .

Steps of Construction:

(a) Draw a circle of radius with centre O.

(b) Draw an angle of .

(c) At A and B, draw angles which meet at .

Then AC and BC are the required tangents which are inclined to each other at an angle of .

Justification:

and OA is a radius. [By construction]

AC is a tangent to the circle.

and is a radius. [By construction]

BC is a tangent to the circle.Now, in quadrilateral ,

[Angle sum property of a quadrilateral]

**Question 6:**

Let ABC be a right triangle in which , and is the perpendicular from B on AC. The circle through B, C, D is drawn. Construct the tangents from A to this circle.

**Answer:**

To construct: A right triangle ABC with , and . BD is the perpendicular from B on AC and the tangents from A to this circle.

**Steps of Construction**:

(a) Draw a right triangle ABC with , and Also, draw perpendicular BD on AC.

(b) Join AO and bisect it at M (here O is the center of circle through B, C, D).

(c) Taking M as center and MA as radius, draw a circle. Let it intersects the given circle at the points B and E.

(d) Join AB and AE.

Then AB and AE are the required two tangents.

Justification: Join OE.

Then, is an angle in the semicircle.

Since is a radius of the given circle, AE has to be a tangent to the circle. Similarly, AB is also a tangent to the circle.

**Question 7:**

Prove that the tangents drawn at the ends of a chord of a circle make equal angles with chord.

**Answer:**

Let NM be chord of circle with center .

Let tangents at M.N meet at the point .

Since is a tangent

is a tangent

Again in

Thus, tangents make equal angle with the chord