Q. 13.9( 11 Votes )

In Fig. 10.72, PA

Answer :


PB = 10 cm

CQ = 2 cm

Property: If two tangents are drawn to a circle from one external point, then their tangent segments (lines joining the external point and the points of tangency on circle) are equal.

Using the above property,

PA = PB = 10 cm (tangent from P)


CA = CQ= 10 cm (tangent from C)


PC = PA – CA

= 10 cm – 2 cm

= 8 cm

Hence, PC = 8 cm

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