# GSEB Solutions Class 10 Maths Chapter 11 Constructions Ex 11.2

Gujarat Board GSEB Solutions Class 10 Maths Chapter 11 Constructions Ex 11.2 Textbook Questions and Answers.

## Gujarat Board Textbook Solutions Class 10 Maths Chapter 11 Constructions Ex 11.2

Question 1.
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.
Solution:
Steps of construction.
1. Draw a circle of radius 6 cm and take O as centre.
2. Take a point P which is 10 cm away from O. Join OP.
3. Bisect OP. Let M be the mid-point of OP.
4. Take M as centre and MO as radius, draw another circle intersecting the previous circle at Q and R.
5. Join PQ and PR
PQ and PR are the required tangents
PQ = PR = 8cm.

Justification:
Join OQ and OR.

âˆ OQP = âˆ ORP = 90Â° [Angles in semicircies]
Since OQ and OR are radii of the circle and PQ and PR will be the tangents to the circle at Q and R respectively. Circle with diameter OP intersects the given circle in only two points.
Hence, only two tangents can be drawn.

Question 2.
Construct a tangent to a circle of radius 4 cm from a point on the concentric circle of radius 6 cm and measure its length. Also verify the measurement by actual calculation.
Solution:
Steps of Construction:
1. Draw a circle of radius 4 cm with centre O.
2. Taking O as centre draw another circle of radius 6 cm.
3. Take a point P an outer circle. Join OP.
4. Bisect OP. Let M be the mid-point of OP.
5. Take M as centre and MO as radius, draw a circle. Let it intersect the given circle at the point Q and R.
6. Join PQ.
PQ is the required tangent. PQ = 4.5 cm.
By actual Calculation
As âˆ OQP = 90Â° (Angle in a semicircle)

By Pythagoras theorem:
OP2 = PQ2 + OQ2
PQ = $$\sqrt{\mathrm{OP}^{2}-\mathrm{OQ}^{2}}$$
= $$\sqrt{6^{2}-4^{2}}$$
= $$\sqrt{36-16}$$ = $$\sqrt{20}$$
= 4.47 cm (approx)

Justification:
Since âˆ OQP = 90Â° (Angle in a semicircle)
â‡’ PQ âŠ¥ OQ
Since OQ is the radius of the given circle, PQ has to be a tangent to the circle.

Question 3.
Draw a circle of radius 3 cm. Take two points P and Q on one of its extended diameter each at a distance of 7 cm from its centre. Draw tangents to the circle from these two points P and Q.
Solution:
Steps of construction:
1. Draw a circle of radius 3 cm of centre O.
2. Take two points P arid Q on one of its extended diameter each at a distance 7 cm from its centre O.
3. Bisect PO. Let M be the mid-point of PO.
4. Take M as centre and MO as radius, draw a circle intersecting the given circle at A and B

5. Join PA and PB.
6. Bisect QO. Let N be the mid-point of QO.
7. Take N as centre and NO as radius, draw a circle intersecting the given circle of C and D.
8. Join QC and QD.
PA, PB, QC and QD are the required tangents.

Justification:
Join OA and OB.
â‡’ âˆ PAO = 90Â° [Angle in Semicircle]
PA âŠ¥ OA
Since OA is the radius of the given circle PA has to be a tangent to the circle. Similarly, PB in also tangent to the circle. ,.
With the same above explanation, QC and QD are also tangent to the circle.

Question 4.
Draw a pair of tangents to a circle to radius 5 cm which are inclined to each other at an angle of 60Â°.
Solution:
Steps of construction
1. Draw a circle of radius 5 cm and take O as centre.
2. Take a point A on a circle and draw âˆ AOB = 120Â°.
3. At A and B draw angles of 90Â° which other arms meet at C. Then, AC and BC are the required tangents inclining each other at an angle of 60Â°.

Justification:
âˆ OAC = 90Â° [By construction]
âˆ OBC = 90Â°
â‡’ OA âŠ¥ AC
OB âŠ¥ BC
Also, OA and OB are the radii of the circle.
âˆ´ AC and BC is a tangent to the circle. In quadrilateral Î”OBC,
âˆ AOB + âˆ OBC + âˆ BCA + âˆ CAO = 360Â°
[Angle sum property of a quadrilaterall
â‡’ 120Â° + 90Â° + âˆ BCA + 90Â° = 360Â°
â‡’ âˆ BCA + 300Â° = 360Â°
â‡’ âˆ BCA = 360Â° – 300Â° = 60Â°

Question 5.
Draw a line segment AB of length 8 cm. Taking A as the centre, draw a circle of radius 4 cm and taking B as centre, draw another circle of radius 3 cm. Construct tangents to each circle from the centre of the other circle.
Solution:
Steps of Construction:
1. Draw a line segment AB = 8 cm.
2. Taking A as the centre, draw a circle of radius 4 cm
3. Now taking B as centre, draw a circle of radius 3 cm.
4. Bisect AB. Let M be the mid-point of AB.
5. Taking M as a centre and AM as radius, draw a circle, intersecting the circle with centre A at P and Q; and intersecting the circle with centre B at R and S.

6. Join BP and BQ
7. Join AR and AS BP, BQ, AR and AS are the required tangents.

Justification:
âˆ APB = 90Â° [Angles in the semicircle]
âˆ ARB = 90Â°
BP âŠ¥ AP
and AR âŠ¥BR
Since AP and BR are the radii of the circles with A and B as centre respectively. So, BP and AR are the tangents to the circle with centre A and B respectively.

Question 6.
Let ABC be a right triangle in which AB = 6cm, BC = 8cm and âˆ B = 90Â°. BD is perpendicular from B on AC. The circle through B, C, D is drawn. Construct the tangents from A to this circle.
Solution:
Steps of Construction:
1. Draw a ABC with AB 6 cm, BC = 8 cm and âˆ B = 90Â°.
2. Draw BD âŠ¥ AC.
3. Through points B, C and D, draw a circle and mark the centre as O.
4. Join AO and bisect it. Let M be the midpoint of AO.
5. Taking M as centre and MO as radius, draw a circle intersecting the given circle at B and E.

6. Join AB and AE.
Thus, AB and AE are the required tangents.

Justification:
By joining OE.
âˆ AEO = 90Â° [Angle in the semicircie]
â‡’ AE âŠ¥ OE
Now since OE is a radius of the given circle, AE will be a tangent to the circle.

Question 7.
Draw a circle with the help of a bangle. Take a point outside the circle. Construction the pair of tangents from this point to the circle.

Steps of Construction:
1. Draw a circle with the help of a bangle.
2. Take two chords AB and CD (non-parallel to each other)
3. Draw the perpendicular bisectors of AB and CD intersecting at O. Then O is the centre of the given circle.
4. Take a point P outside the circle. Join OP
5. Bisect OP. Let M be the mid-point of OP.
6. Taking M as centre and MO as radius draw a circle intersecting the given circle at Q and R.
7. Join PQ and PR
âˆ´ PQ and PR are the required tangents.

Justification:
Join OQ and OR
âˆ PQO = 90Â° [Angle in the semicircle]
â‡’ PQ âŠ¥ OQ
Since OQ in a radius of the given circle. PQ will be a tangent to the circle. Similarly, PR will also be a tangent to the circle.