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# Draw a circle of radius 4 cm. Draw two tangents to the circle such that they include an angle of 135°.

Answer :

Consider a rough figure as shown DB and DC are tangents centre of circle is A

In quadrilateral ABDC

∠BDC = 135° …given

∠DBA = 90° …radius is perpendicular to tangent at point of contact

∠DCA = 90° …radius is perpendicular to tangent at point of contact

As the sum of angles of a quadrilateral is 360°

⇒ ∠BDC + ∠DBA + ∠DCA + ∠BAC = 360°

⇒ 135° + 90° + 90° + ∠BAC = 360°

⇒ 315° + ∠BAC = 360°

⇒ ∠BAC = 45°

Now let us construct

Step1: Construct a circle of radius 4 cm mark the centre as A and draw radius AB

Step2: Using protractor draw the line at 45° to AB from point A and mark its intersection point with a circle as C join AC

Step3: Using protractor draw a line perpendicular to AB from point B because tangent is perpendicular to the radius. Thus this line is tangent to circle at point B

Step4: Using protractor draw a line perpendicular to AC from point C and mark the intersection point with a line drawn in step3 as D

Hence tangents DB and DC are ready at angle 135°

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