Q. 11 C5.0( 1 Vote )

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(i) If a straight line intersects the circles at two points, then the straight line is called ______of circle.

(ii) If two circles do not intersect or touch each other, then the maximum number of common tangents can be drawn is ________.

(iii) Two circles touch each other externally at the point A. A common tangent drawn to two circles at the point A is _______ common tangent (direct/transverse)

Answer :

(i) chord


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If a straight line intersects the circles at two points, then the straight line is called chord of circle .


(ii) 4


If two circles do not intersect or touch each other, then the maximum number of common tangents can be drawn is 4 .


(iii) transverse



Two circles touch each other externally at the point A. A common tangent drawn to two circles at the point A is transverse common tangent.


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