1.   In each of the following, give also the justification of the construction:
Draw a circle of radius 6 cm. From a point 10 cm away from its centre, construct the pair of tangents to the circle and measure their lengths.

Answers (1)
D Devendra Khairwa

Steps of construction :-

(i) Taking point O as centre draw a circle of radius 6 cm.

(ii) Now, name a point P which is 10 cm away from point O. Join OP.

(iii) Draw a perpendicular bisector of OP name the intersection point of bisector and OP as O'.

(iv) Now draw a circle considering O' as centre and O'P as the radius.

(v) Name the intersection point of circles as Q and R.

(vi) Join PQ and PR. These are the required tangents.

(vii) Measure lengths of PQ  =  8cm  and  PR   =  8cm