Q. 83.7( 15 Votes )

A circle touches

Answer :

Let us consider a quadrilateral ABCD, and a circle is circumscribed by ABCD

Also, Sides AB, BC, CD and DA touch circle at P, Q, R and S respectively.

To Proof : AB + CD = AD + BC

Proof :

In the Figure,

As tangents drawn from an external point are equal.

We have

AP = AS [tangents from point A]

BP = BQ [tangents from point B]

CR = CQ [tangents from point C]

DR = DS [tangents from point D]

Add the above equations

AP + BP + CR + DR = AS + BQ + CQ + DS

AB + CD = AS + DS + BQ + CQ

AB + CD = AD + BC

Hence Proved.

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