# NCERT Class 9 Solutions: Circles (Chapter 10) Exercise 10.5 – Part 1

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Q-1 In the figure, P, Q and R are three points on a circle with centre O such that and. If S is a point on the circle other than the arc PQR, find.

Solution:

Given,

• P,Q,R are three points on a circle

• It centre is O

• Also, and

Now,

• ( and)

• We know angle subtend by an arc at the centre is double the angle subtended by the same arch at the any point on the remaining part of the circle.

• Therefore,

Q-2 A chord of a circle is equal to the radius of the circle. Find the angle subtended by the chord at a point on the minor arc and also at a point on the major arc.

Solution:

Given, PR is equal to the radius of the circle.

• In , Radius of the circle.

• Thus, is an equilateral triangle, and,

Since angle subtended by an arc at any point on the remainder of the circle is half the angle subtended by the same arc at the center. Therefore, ∠PQR = ½ ∠POR = ½ × 60° = 30°

Since, PQRD is a cyclic quadrilateral,

• (Opposite angles of cyclic quadrilateral)

• ()

• Thus the angles subtended by the chord with length equal to the radius are on major arc and on minor arc.

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