NCERT Solutions for Class 10 Maths Chapter 11 Constructions

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1. Draw a line segment of length 7.6 cm and divide it in the ratio 5:8. Measure the two parts. Give a proper justification for the construction.

Answer-

Given:  Draw a line segment of length 7.6 cm and divide it in the ratio 5:8.

To find: Measure the two parts. Give a proper justification of the construction.

A line segment of length 7.6 cm can be divided in the ratio of 5:8 as follows.
A line segment of length $7.6\;{\text{cm}}$ can be divided in the ratio of $5: 8$ as follows. 

Step 1: Draw line segment ${\text{AB}}$ of $7.6\;{\text{cm}}$ and draw a ray AX making an acute angle with line segment ${\text{AB}}$

Step 2: Locate $13( = 5 + 8)$ points, ${A_1},{A_2},{A_3},{A_4} \ldots  \ldots  \ldots {A_{13}}$, on $A X$ such that $A{A_1} = {A_1}{A_2} = {A_2}{A_3}$ and so on. 

Step 3: Join ${\text{B}}{{\text{A}}_{13}}$

Step 4: Through the point ${{\text{A}}_5}$, draw a line parallel to ${\text{B}}{{\text{A}}_{13}}$ (by making an angle equal to $\angle {\text{A}}{{\text{A}}_{13}}\;{\text{B}}$ ) at ${{\text{A}}_5}$ intersecting ${\text{AB}}$ at point ${\text{C}}$.

${\text{C}}$ is the point dividing line segment ${\text{AB}}$ of $7.6\;{\text{cm}}$ in the required ratio of $5: 8$. The lengths of ${\text{AC}}$ and ${\text{CB}}$ can be measured. It comes out to $2.9\;{\text{cm}}$ and $4.7\;{\text{cm}}$ respectively.


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Justification
The construction can be justified by proving that $\dfrac{{{\text{AC}}}}{{{\text{CB}}}} = \dfrac{5}{8}$

By construction, we have . By applying Basic proportionality theorem for the triangle ${\text{A}}{{\text{A}}_{13}}\;{\text{B}}$, we obtain

$\dfrac{{{\text{AC}}}}{{{\text{CB}}}} = \dfrac{{{\text{A}}{{\text{A}}_5}}}{{\;{{\text{A}}_5}\;{{\text{A}}_{13}}}} \ldots (1)$

From the figure, it can be observed that ${\text{A}}{{\text{A}}_5}$ and ${{\text{A}}_5}\;{{\text{A}}_{13}}$ contain 5 and 8 equal divisions of line segments respectively. $\dfrac{{{\text{A}}{{\text{A}}_5}}}{{\;{{\text{A}}_5}\;{{\text{A}}_{13}}}} = \dfrac{5}{8} \ldots $ (2)

On comparing equations (1) and (2), we obtain $\dfrac{{{\text{AC}}}}{{{\text{CB}}}} = \dfrac{5}{8}$

This justifies the construction.


2. Construct a triangle of sides 4 cm, 5cm and 6cm and then a triangle similar to it whose sides are \[\dfrac{2}{3}\]  of the corresponding sides of the first triangle. Give a proper justification of the construction.

Answer-

Given: Construct a triangle of sides 4 cm, 5cm and 6cm and then a triangle similar to it whose sides are \[\dfrac{2}{3}\] of the corresponding sides of the first triangle. 

To find: Give a proper justification of the construction.
Step 1. Draw a line segment ${\text{AB}} = 4\;{\text{cm}}$. Taking point ${\text{A}}$ as centre, draw an arc of $5\;{\text{cm}}$ radius. Similarly, taking point B as its centre, draw an arc of $6\;{\text{cm}}$ radius. These arcs will intersect each other at point ${\text{C}}$. Now, ${\text{AC}} = 5\;{\text{cm}}$ and ${\text{BC}} = 6\;{\text{cm}}$ and $\Delta {\text{ABC}}$ is the required triangle. 

Step 2. Draw a ray AX making an acute angle with line ${\text{AB}}$ on the opposite side of vertex ${\text{C}}$

Step 3. Locate 3 points ${{\text{A}}_1},\;{{\text{A}}_2},\;{{\text{A}}_3}($ as 3 is greater between 2 and 3) on line ${\text{AX}}$ such that ${\text{A}}{{\text{A}}_1} = {{\text{A}}_1}\;{{\text{A}}_2} = $ ${{\text{A}}_2}\;{{\text{A}}_3}$

Step 4. Join ${\text{B}}{{\text{A}}_3}$ and draw a line through ${{\text{A}}_2}$ parallel to ${\text{B}}{{\text{A}}_3}$ to intersect ${\text{AB}}$ at point ${\text{B}}$ '. Step 5. Draw a line through B' parallel to the line ${\text{BC}}$ to intersect ${\text{AC}}$ at ${\text{C}}$ '. $\vartriangle {\text{A}}{{\text{B}}^\prime }{{\text{C}}^\prime }$ is the required triangle.

The construction can be justified by proving that ${\text{A}}{{\text{B}}^\prime } = \dfrac{2}{3}{\text{AB}},{{\text{B}}^\prime }{{\text{C}}^\prime } = \dfrac{2}{3}{\text{BC}},{\text{A}}{{\text{C}}^\prime } = \dfrac{2}{3}{\text{AC}}$


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By construction, we have 

$\therefore \angle {\text{A}}{{\text{B}}^\prime }{{\text{C}}^\prime } = \angle {\text{ABC}}$ (Corresponding angles)

In $\vartriangle {\text{A}}{{\text{B}}^\prime }{{\text{C}}^\prime }$ and $\vartriangle {\text{ABC}}$,

$\angle {\text{ABC}} = \angle {\text{A}}{{\text{B}}^\prime }{\text{C}}$ (Proved above)

$\angle {\text{BAC}} = \angle {{\text{B}}^\prime }{\text{A}}{{\text{C}}^\prime }$ (Common)

$\therefore \vartriangle {\text{A}}{{\text{B}}^\prime }{{\text{C}}^\prime } \sim \vartriangle {\text{ABC}}$ (AA similarity criterion)

$ \Rightarrow \dfrac{{{\text{A}}{{\text{B}}^\prime }}}{{{\text{AB}}}} = \dfrac{{{{\text{B}}^\prime }{{\text{C}}^\prime }}}{{{\text{BC}}}} = \dfrac{{{\text{A}}{{\text{C}}^\prime }}}{{{\text{AC}}}} \ldots  \ldots $ (1)

In $\vartriangle {\text{A}}{{\text{A}}_2}\;{{\text{B}}^\prime }$ and $\vartriangle {\text{A}}{{\text{A}}_3}\;{\text{B}}$,

$\angle {{\text{A}}_2}{\text{A}}{{\text{B}}^\prime } = \angle {{\text{A}}_3}{\text{AB}}$ (Common)

$\angle {\text{A}}{{\text{A}}_2}\;{{\text{B}}^\prime } = \angle {\text{A}}{{\text{A}}_3}\;{\text{B}}$ (Corresponding angles)

$\therefore \vartriangle {\text{A}}{{\text{A}}_2}\;{{\text{B}}^\prime }$ and $\vartriangle {\text{A}}{{\text{A}}_3}\;{\text{B}}$ (AA similarity criterion)

$ \Rightarrow \dfrac{{{\text{A}}{{\text{B}}^\prime }}}{{{\text{AB}}}} = \dfrac{{{\text{A}}{{\text{A}}_2}}}{{{\text{A}}{{\text{A}}_3}}}$

$ \Rightarrow \dfrac{{{\text{A}}{{\text{B}}^\prime }}}{{{\text{AB}}}} = \dfrac{2}{3}\quad  \ldots  \ldots $

From equations (1) and (2), 

$\dfrac{{{\text{A}}{{\text{B}}^\prime }}}{{{\text{AB}}}} = \dfrac{{{{\text{B}}^\prime }{{\text{C}}^\prime }}}{{{\text{BC}}}} = \dfrac{{{\text{A}}{{\text{C}}^\prime }}}{{{\text{AC}}}} = \dfrac{2}{3}$

$ \Rightarrow {\text{A}}{{\text{B}}^\prime } = \dfrac{2}{3}{\text{AB}},{{\text{B}}^\prime }{{\text{C}}^\prime } = \dfrac{2}{3}{\text{BC}},{\text{A}}{{\text{C}}^\prime } = \dfrac{2}{3}{\text{AC}}$

This justifies the construction.


3. Construct a triangle with sides $5\;{\text{cm}},6\;{\text{cm}}$ and $7\;{\text{cm}}$ and then another triangle whose sides are $\dfrac{7}{5}$ of the corresponding sides of the first triangle. Give a proper justification of the construction.

Answer-

Given: Construct a triangle with sides $5\;{\text{cm}},6\;{\text{cm}}$ and $7\;{\text{cm}}$ and then another triangle whose sides are $\dfrac{7}{5}$ of the corresponding sides of the first triangle.

To find:  Give a proper justification of the construction

Step 1. Draw a line segment ${\text{AB}}$ of $5\;{\text{cm}}$. Taking ${\text{A}}$ and ${\text{B}}$ as centre, draw arcs of $6\;{\text{cm}}$ and $5\;{\text{cm}}$ radius respectively. Let these arcs intersect each other at point C. $\vartriangle {\text{ABC}}$ is the required triangle having length of sides as $5\;{\text{cm}},6\;{\text{cm}}$, and $7\;{\text{cm}}$ respectively. 

Step 2. Draw a ray AX making acute angle with line ${\text{AB}}$ on the opposite side of vertex ${\text{C}}$. Step 3. Locate 7 points, ${A_1},{A_2},{A_3},{A_4}{A_5},{A_6},{A_7}$ (as 7 is greater between 5 and 7 ), on line AX such that ${\text{A}}{{\text{A}}_1} = {{\text{A}}_1}\;{{\text{A}}_2} = {{\text{A}}_2}\;{{\text{A}}_3} = {{\text{A}}_3}\;{{\text{A}}_4} = {{\text{A}}_4}\;{{\text{A}}_5} = {{\text{A}}_5}\;{{\text{A}}_6} = {{\text{A}}_6}\;{{\text{A}}_7}$

Step 4. Join ${\text{B}}{{\text{A}}_5}$ and draw a line through ${{\text{A}}_7}$ parallel to ${\text{B}}{{\text{A}}_5}$ to intersect extended line segment ${\text{AB}}$ at point B'. 

Step 5. Draw a line through B' parallel to ${\text{BC}}$ intersecting the extended line segment ${\text{AC}}$ at ${{\text{C}}^\prime }.\vartriangle {\text{A}}{{\text{B}}^\prime }{{\text{C}}^\prime }$ is the required triangle.


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Justification

The construction can be justified by proving that ${\text{A}}{{\text{B}}^\prime } = \dfrac{7}{5}{\text{AB}},{{\text{B}}^\prime }{{\text{C}}^\prime } = \dfrac{7}{5}{\text{BC}},{\text{A}}{{\text{C}}^\prime } = \dfrac{7}{5}{\text{AC}}$

In $\vartriangle {\text{ABC}}$ and $\vartriangle {\text{A}}{{\text{B}}^\prime }{{\text{C}}^\prime }$,

$\angle {\text{ABC}} = \angle {\text{A}}{{\text{B}}^\prime }{{\text{C}}^\prime }$ (Corresponding angles)

$\angle {\text{BAC}} = \angle {{\text{B}}^\prime }{\text{A}}{{\text{C}}^\prime }$ (Common)

$\therefore \vartriangle {\text{ABC}} \sim \Delta {\text{A}}{{\text{B}}^\prime }{{\text{C}}^\prime }$ (AA similarity criterion)

$ \Rightarrow \dfrac{{{\text{AB}}}}{{{\text{A}}{{\text{B}}^\prime }}} = \dfrac{{{\text{BC}}}}{{{{\text{B}}^\prime }{{\text{C}}^\prime }}} = \dfrac{{{\text{AC}}}}{{{\text{A}}{{\text{C}}^\prime }}} \ldots (1)$

In $\vartriangle {\text{A}}{{\text{A}}_5}\;{\text{B}}$ and $\vartriangle {\text{A}}{{\text{A}}_7}\;{{\text{B}}^\prime }$,

$\angle {{\text{A}}_5}{\text{AB}} = \angle {{\text{A}}_7}{\text{A}}{{\text{B}}^\prime }$ (Common)

$\angle {\text{A}}{{\text{A}}_5}\;{\text{B}} = \angle {\text{A}}{{\text{A}}_7}\;{{\text{B}}^\prime }$ (Corresponding angles)

$\therefore \Delta {\text{A}}{{\text{A}}_5}\;{\text{B}}  \sim  \;\Delta {\text{A}}{{\text{A}}_7}\;{{\text{B}}^\prime }$ (AA similarity criterion)

$ \Rightarrow \dfrac{{{\text{A}}{{\text{B}}^\prime }}}{{{\text{AB}}}} = \dfrac{{{\text{A}}{{\text{A}}_5}}}{{{\text{A}}{{\text{A}}_7}}}$

$ \Rightarrow \dfrac{{{\text{AB}}}}{{{\text{A}}{{\text{B}}^\prime }}} = \dfrac{5}{7}\quad  \ldots  \ldots $

On comparing equations (1) and (2), we obtain $\dfrac{{{\text{AB}}}}{{{\text{A}}{{\text{B}}^\prime }}} = \dfrac{{{\text{BC}}}}{{{{\text{B}}^\prime }{{\text{C}}^\prime }}} = \dfrac{{{\text{AC}}}}{{{\text{A}}{{\text{C}}^\prime }}} = \dfrac{5}{7}$

$ \Rightarrow {\text{A}}{{\text{B}}^\prime } = \dfrac{7}{5}{\text{AB}},{{\text{B}}^\prime }{{\text{C}}^\prime } = \dfrac{7}{5}{\text{BC}},{\text{A}}{{\text{C}}^\prime } = \dfrac{7}{5}{\text{AC}}$

This iustifies the construction.


4. Construct an isosceles triangle whose base is 8 cm and altitude 4 cm and then another triangle whose side are $1\dfrac{1}{2}$ times the corresponding sides of the isosceles triangle. Give a proper justification of the construction.

Answer-

Given: Construct an isosceles triangle whose base is 8 cm and altitude 4 cm and then another triangle whose side are $1\dfrac{1}{2}$ times the corresponding sides of the isosceles triangle.

To find:  Give a proper justification of the construction.
Let us assume that $\Delta {\text{ABC}}$ is an isosceles triangle having CA and CB of equal lengths, base ${\text{AB}}$ of $8\;{\text{cm}}$, and ${\text{AD}}$ is the altitude of $4\;{\text{cm}}$.

A $\vartriangle {\text{A}}{{\text{B}}^\prime }{{\text{C}}^\prime }$ whose sides are $\dfrac{3}{2}$ times of $\Delta {\text{ABC}}$ can be drawn as follows. Step 1. Draw a line segment ${\text{AB}}$ of $8\;{\text{cm}}$. Draw arcs of same radius on both sides of the line segment while taking point ${\text{A}}$ and ${\text{B}}$ as its centre. Let these arcs intersect each other at ${\text{O}}$ and ${{\text{O}}^\prime }$. Join ${\text{O}}{{\text{O}}^\prime }$. Let OO' intersect ${\text{AB}}$ at ${\text{D}}$

Step 2. Taking D as centre, draw an arc of $4\;{\text{cm}}$ radius which cuts the extended line segment ${\text{O}}{{\text{O}}^\prime }$ at point C. An isosceles $\vartriangle {\text{ABC}}$ is formed, having ${\text{CD}}$ (altitude) as $4\;{\text{cm}}$ and ${\text{AB}}$ (base) as $8\;{\text{cm}}$

Step 3. Draw a ray AX making an acute angle with line segment ${\text{AB}}$ on the opposite side of vertex ${\text{C}}$. Step 4. Locate 3 points (as 3 is greater between 3 and 2) ${{\text{A}}_1},\;{{\text{A}}_2}$, and ${{\text{A}}_3}$ on ${\text{AX}}$ such that ${\text{A}}{{\text{A}}_1} = {{\text{A}}_1}\;{{\text{A}}_2} = $ ${{\text{A}}_2}\;{{\text{A}}_3}$

Step 5. Join ${\text{B}}{{\text{A}}_2}$ and draw a line through ${{\text{A}}_3}$ parallel to ${\text{B}}{{\text{A}}_2}$ to intersect extended line segment ${\text{AB}}$ at point B'. 

Step 6. Draw a line through B' parallel to BC intersecting the extended line segment ${\text{AC}}$ at ${{\text{C}}^\prime }.\vartriangle {\text{A}}{{\text{B}}^\prime }{{\text{C}}^\prime }$ is the required triangle.


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Justification 

The construction can be justified by proving that ${\text{A}}{{\text{B}}^\prime } = \dfrac{2}{3}{\text{AB}},{{\text{B}}^\prime }{{\text{C}}^\prime } = \dfrac{3}{2}{\text{BC}},{\text{A}}{{\text{C}}^\prime } = \dfrac{3}{2}{\text{AC}}$

In $\vartriangle {\text{ABC}}$ and $\Delta {\text{A}}{{\text{B}}^\prime }{{\text{C}}^\prime }$,

$\angle {\text{ABC}} = \angle {\text{A}}{{\text{B}}^\prime }{{\text{C}}^\prime }$ (Corresponding angles)

$\angle {\text{BAC}} = \angle {{\text{B}}^\prime }{\text{A}}{{\text{C}}^\prime }$ (Common)

$\therefore \vartriangle {\text{ABC}} \sim \Delta {\text{A}}{{\text{B}}^\prime }{{\text{C}}^\prime }$ (AA similarity criterion)

$ \Rightarrow \dfrac{{{\text{AB}}}}{{{\text{A}}{{\text{B}}^\prime }}} = \dfrac{{{\text{BC}}}}{{{{\text{B}}^\prime }{{\text{C}}^\prime }}} = \dfrac{{{\text{AC}}}}{{{\text{A}}{{\text{C}}^\prime }}} \ldots (1)$

In $\Delta {\text{A}}{{\text{A}}_2}\;{\text{B}}$ and $\vartriangle {\text{A}}{{\text{A}}_3}\;{{\text{B}}^\prime }$

$\angle {{\text{A}}_2}{\text{AB}} = \angle {{\text{A}}_3}{\text{A}}{{\text{B}}^\prime }$ (Common)

$\angle {\text{A}}{{\text{A}}_2}\;{\text{B}} = \angle {\text{A}}{{\text{A}}_3}\;{{\text{B}}^\prime }$ (Corresponding angles)

$\therefore \Delta {\text{A}}{{\text{A}}_2}\;{\text{B}} \sim \vartriangle {\text{A}}{{\text{A}}_3}\;{{\text{B}}^\prime }$ (AA similarity criterion)

$\dfrac{{AB}}{{A{B^\prime }}} = \dfrac{{A{A_2}}}{{A{A_3}}} = \dfrac{2}{3}$

On comparing equations (1) and (2), we obtain $\dfrac{{{\text{AB}}}}{{{\text{A}}{{\text{B}}^\prime }}} = \dfrac{{{\text{BC}}}}{{{{\text{B}}^\prime }{{\text{C}}^\prime }}} = \dfrac{{{\text{AC}}}}{{{\text{A}}{{\text{C}}^\prime }}} = \dfrac{2}{3}$

$ \Rightarrow {\text{A}}{{\text{B}}^\prime } = \dfrac{3}{2}{\text{AB}},{{\text{B}}^\prime }{{\text{C}}^\prime } = \dfrac{3}{2}{\text{BC}},{\text{A}}{{\text{C}}^\prime } = \dfrac{3}{2}{\text{AC}}$

This justifies the construction.


5. Draw a triangle ${\text{ABC}}$ with side ${\text{BC}} = 6\;{\text{cm}},{\text{AB}} = 5\;{\text{cm}}$ and $\angle {\text{ABC}} = {60^\circ }.$ Then construct a triangle whose sides are $\dfrac{3}{4}$ of the corresponding sides of the triangle ${\text{ABC}}$. Give a proper justification of the construction.

Answer- 

Given: Draw a triangle ${\text{ABC}}$ with side ${\text{BC}} = 6\;{\text{cm}},{\text{AB}} = 5\;{\text{cm}}$ and $\angle {\text{ABC}} = {60^\circ }.$ Then construct a triangle whose sides are $\dfrac{3}{4}$ of the corresponding sides of the triangle ${\text{ABC}}$

To find: Give a proper justification of the construction.

A $\Delta {{\text{A}}^\prime }{\text{B}}{{\text{C}}^\prime }$ whose sides are $\dfrac{3}{4}$ th of the corresponding sides of $\vartriangle {\text{ABC}}$ can be drawn as follows.

Step1. Draw a $\Delta {\text{ABC}}$ with side ${\text{BC}} = 6\;{\text{cm}},{\text{AB}} = 5\;{\text{cm}}$ and $\angle {\text{ABC}} = {60^\circ }$.

Step 2. Draw a ray BX making an acute angle with BC on the opposite side of vertex A.

Step 3. Locate 4 points (as 4 is greater in 3 and 4), ${{\text{B}}_1},\;{{\text{B}}_2},\;{{\text{B}}_3},\;{{\text{B}}_4}$, on line segment BX. Step 4. Join ${{\text{B}}_4}{\text{C}}$ and draw a line through ${{\text{B}}_3}$, parallel to ${{\text{B}}_4}{\text{C}}$ intersecting ${\text{BC}}$ at ${\text{C}}$ ' Step 5. Draw a line through C' parallel to AC intersecting ${\text{AB}}$ at ${{\text{A}}^\prime }.\Delta {{\text{A}}^\prime }{\text{B}}{{\text{C}}^\prime }$ is the required triangle.


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Justification 

The construction can be justified by proving ${\text{A}}{{\text{B}}^\prime } = \dfrac{3}{4}{\text{AB}},{\text{B}}{{\text{C}}^\prime } = \dfrac{3}{4}{\text{BC}},{{\text{A}}^\prime }{{\text{C}}^\prime } = \dfrac{3}{4}{\text{AC}}$

In $\vartriangle {{\text{A}}^\prime }{\text{B}}{{\text{C}}^\prime }$ and $\vartriangle {\text{ABC}}$,

$\angle {{\text{A}}^\prime }{{\text{C}}^\prime }{\text{B}} = \angle {\text{ACB}}$ (Corresponding angles)

$\angle {{\text{A}}^\prime }{\text{B}}{{\text{C}}^\prime } = \angle {\text{ABC}}$ (Common)

$\therefore \Delta {{\text{A}}^\prime }{\text{B}}{{\text{C}}^\prime } \sim \vartriangle {\text{ABC}}$ (AA similarity criterion)

$ \Rightarrow \dfrac{{{{\text{A}}^\prime }{\text{B}}}}{{{\text{AB}}}} = \dfrac{{{\text{B}}{{\text{C}}^\prime }}}{{{\text{BC}}}} = \dfrac{{{{\text{A}}^\prime }{{\text{C}}^\prime }}}{{{\text{AC}}}} \ldots $ (1)

In $\Delta {\text{B}}{{\text{B}}_3}{{\text{C}}^\prime }$ and $\Delta {\text{B}}{{\text{B}}_4}{\text{C}}$,

$\angle {{\text{B}}_3}{\text{B}}{{\text{C}}^\prime } = \angle {{\text{B}}_4}{\text{BC}}$ (Common)

$\angle {\text{B}}{{\text{B}}_3}{{\text{C}}^\prime } = \angle {\text{B}}{{\text{B}}_4}{\text{C}}$ (Corresponding angles)

$\therefore \Delta {\text{B}}{{\text{B}}_3}{{\text{C}}^\prime } \sim \Delta {\text{B}}{{\text{B}}_4}{\text{C}}$ (AA similarity criterion)

$ \Rightarrow \dfrac{{{\text{B}}{{\text{C}}^\prime }}}{{{\text{BC}}}} = \dfrac{{{\text{B}}{{\text{B}}_3}}}{{{\text{B}}{{\text{B}}_4}}}$

$ \Rightarrow \dfrac{{{\text{B}}{{\text{C}}^\prime }}}{{{\text{B}}{{\text{C}}^\prime }}} = \dfrac{3}{4}\quad  \ldots  \ldots .(2)$

From equations (1) and (2), we obtain $\dfrac{{{{\text{A}}^\prime }{\text{B}}}}{{{\text{AB}}}} = \dfrac{{{\text{B}}{{\text{C}}^\prime }}}{{{\text{BC}}}} = \dfrac{{{{\text{A}}^\prime }{{\text{C}}^\prime }}}{{{\text{AC}}}} = \dfrac{3}{4}$

$ \Rightarrow {{\text{A}}^\prime }{\text{B}} = \dfrac{3}{4}{\text{AB}},{\text{B}}{{\text{C}}^\prime } = \dfrac{3}{4}{\text{BC}},{\text{A}}{{\text{C}}^\prime } = \dfrac{3}{4}{\text{AC}}$

This justifies the construction.


6. Draw a triangle ${\text{ABC}}$ with side ${\text{BC}} = 7\;{\text{cm}},\angle {\text{B}} = {45^\circ },\angle {\text{A}} = {105^\circ }$. Then, construct a triangle whose sides are $4/3$ times the corresponding side of $\Delta {\text{ABC}}$. Give a proper justification of the construction.

Answer-

Given: Draw a triangle ${\text{ABC}}$ with side ${\text{BC}} = 7\;{\text{cm}},\angle {\text{B}} = {45^\circ },\angle {\text{A}} = {105^\circ }$. Then, construct a triangle whose sides are $4/3$ times the corresponding side of $\Delta {\text{ABC}}$

To find: Give a proper justification of the construction.

$\angle {\text{B}} = {45^\circ },\angle {\text{A}} = {105^\circ }$

Sum of all interior angles in a triangle is ${180^\circ }$. $\angle {\text{A}} + \angle {\text{B}} + \angle {\text{C}} = {180^\circ }$

${105^\circ } + {45^\circ } + \angle {\text{C}} = {180^\circ }$

$\angle {\text{C}} = {180^\circ } - {150^\circ }$

$\angle {\text{C}} = {30^\circ }$

The required triangle can be drawn as follows. Step 1. Draw a $\vartriangle {\text{ABC}}$ with side ${\text{BC}} = 7\;{\text{cm}},\angle {\text{B}} = {45^\circ },\angle {\text{C}} = {30^\circ }$.

Step 2. Draw a ray BX making an acute angle with ${\text{BC}}$ on the opposite side of vertex ${\text{A}}$. Step 3. Locate 4 points (as 4 is greater in 4 and 3), ${{\text{B}}_1},\;{{\text{B}}_2},\;{{\text{B}}_3},\;{{\text{B}}_4}$, on BX. Step 4. Join ${{\text{B}}_3}{\text{C}}$. Draw a line through ${{\text{B}}_4}$ parallel to ${{\text{B}}_3}{\text{C}}$ intersecting extended ${\text{BC}}$ at ${\text{C}}$ '. Step 5. Through ${{\text{C}}^\prime }$, draw a line parallel to ${\text{AC}}$ intersecting extended line segment at ${\text{C}}$. $\vartriangle {{\text{A}}^\prime }{\text{B}}{{\text{C}}^\prime }$ is the required triangle. 


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Justification
The construction can be justified by proving that ${\text{A}}{{\text{B}}^\prime } = \dfrac{4}{3}{\text{AB}},{\text{B}}{{\text{C}}^\prime } = \dfrac{4}{3}{\text{BC}},{{\text{A}}^\prime }{{\text{C}}^\prime } = \dfrac{4}{3}{\text{AC}}$

In $\vartriangle {\text{ABC}}$ and $\vartriangle {{\text{A}}^\prime }{\text{B}}{{\text{C}}^\prime }$,

$\angle {\text{ABC}} = \angle {{\text{A}}^\prime }{\text{B}}{{\text{C}}^\prime }$ (Common)

$\angle {\text{ACB}} = \angle {{\text{A}}^\prime }{{\text{C}}^\prime }{\text{B}}$ (Corresponding angles)

$\therefore \Delta {\text{ABC}} \sim \Delta {{\text{A}}^\prime }{\text{B}}{{\text{C}}^\prime }$ (AA similarity criterion)

$ \Rightarrow \dfrac{{{\text{AB}}}}{{{{\text{A}}^\prime }{\text{B}}}} = \dfrac{{{\text{BC}}}}{{{\text{B}}{{\text{C}}^\prime }}} = \dfrac{{{\text{AC}}}}{{{{\text{A}}^\prime }{{\text{C}}^\prime }}} \ldots $ (1)

In $\vartriangle {\text{B}}{{\text{B}}_3}{\text{C}}$ and $\vartriangle {\text{B}}{{\text{B}}_4}{{\text{C}}^\prime }$,

$\angle {{\text{B}}_3}{\text{BC}} = \angle {{\text{B}}_4}{\text{B}}{{\text{C}}^\prime }$ (Common)

 $\angle {\text{B}}{{\text{B}}_3}{\text{C}} = \angle {\text{B}}{{\text{B}}_4}{{\text{C}}^\prime }$ (Corresponding angles)

$\therefore \angle {\text{B}}{{\text{B}}_3}{\text{C}} \sim \angle {\text{B}}{{\text{B}}_4}{{\text{C}}^\prime }$ (AA similarity criterion)

$ \Rightarrow \dfrac{{{\text{BC}}}}{{{\text{B}}{{\text{C}}^\prime }}} = \dfrac{{{\text{B}}{{\text{B}}_3}}}{{{\text{B}}{{\text{B}}_4}}}$

$ \Rightarrow \dfrac{{{\text{BC}}}}{{{\text{B}}{{\text{C}}^\prime }}} = \dfrac{3}{4}\quad  \cdots  \cdots $

On comparing equations (1) and (2), we obtain $\dfrac{{{\text{AB}}}}{{{{\text{A}}^\prime }{\text{B}}}} = \dfrac{{{\text{BC}}}}{{{\text{B}}{{\text{C}}^\prime }}} = \dfrac{{{\text{AC}}}}{{{{\text{A}}^\prime }{{\text{C}}^\prime }}} = \dfrac{3}{4}$

$ \Rightarrow {{\text{A}}^\prime }{\text{B}} = \dfrac{4}{3}{\text{AB}},{\text{B}}{{\text{C}}^\prime } = \dfrac{4}{3}{\text{BC}},{{\text{A}}^\prime }{{\text{C}}^\prime } = \dfrac{4}{3}{\text{AC}}$


7. This justifies the construction.Draw a right triangle in which the sides (other than hypotenuse) are of lengths 4 cm and 3 cm. then construct another triangle whose sides are $\dfrac{5}{3}$ times the corresponding sides of the given triangle. Give the justification of the construction.

Answer-
Given: Draw a right triangle in which the sides (other than hypotenuse) are of lengths 4 cm and 3 cm. then construct another triangle whose sides are $\dfrac{5}{3}$ times the corresponding sides of the given triangle. 

To find: Give the justification of the construction,

It is given that sides other than hypotenuse are of lengths $4\;{\text{cm}}$ and $3\;{\text{cm}}.$ Clearly, these will be perpendicular to each other. The required triangle can be drawn as follows. Step 1. Draw a line segment ${\text{AB}} = 4\;{\text{cm}}$. Draw a ray SA making ${90^\circ }$ with it. 

Step 2. Draw an arc of $3\;{\text{cm}}$ radius while taking A as its centre to intersect ${\text{SA}}$ at ${\text{C}}$. Join ${\text{BC}}$. $\Delta {\text{ABC}}$ is the required triangle. 

Step 3. Draw a ray AX making an acute angle with ${\text{AB}}$, opposite to vertex ${\text{C}}$

Step 4. Locate 5 points (as 5 is greater in 5 and 3 ), ${{\text{A}}_1},\;{{\text{A}}_2},\;{{\text{A}}_3},\;{{\text{A}}_4},\;{{\text{A}}_5}$, online segment ${\text{AX}}$ such that ${\text{A}}{{\text{A}}_1}$ $ = {{\text{A}}_1}\;{{\text{A}}_2} = {{\text{A}}_2}\;{{\text{A}}_3} = {{\text{A}}_3}\;{{\text{A}}_4} = {{\text{A}}_4}\;{{\text{A}}_5}$

Step 5. Join ${{\text{A}}_3}\;{\text{B}}$. Draw a line through ${{\text{A}}_5}$ parallel to ${{\text{A}}_3}\;{\text{B}}$ intersecting extended line segment ${\text{AB}}$ at ${\text{B}}$ '. Step 6. Through B', draw a line parallel to BC intersecting extended line segment ${\text{AC}}$ at ${\text{C}}$ '. $\vartriangle {\text{A}}{{\text{B}}^\prime }{{\text{C}}^\prime }$ is the required triangle.


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Justification
The construction can be justified by proving that ${\text{A}}{{\text{B}}^\prime } = \dfrac{5}{3}{\text{AB}},{{\text{B}}^\prime }{{\text{C}}^\prime } = \dfrac{5}{3}{\text{BC}},{\text{A}}{{\text{C}}^\prime } = \dfrac{5}{3}{\text{AC}}$

In $\vartriangle {\text{ABC}}$ and $\vartriangle {\text{A}}{{\text{B}}^\prime }{\text{C}}$,

$\angle {\text{ABC}} = \angle {\text{A}}{{\text{B}}^\prime }{{\text{C}}^\prime }$ (Corresponding angles)

$\angle {\text{BAC}} = \angle {{\text{B}}^\prime }{\text{A}}{{\text{C}}^\prime }$ (Common)

$\therefore \vartriangle {\text{ABC}} \sim \vartriangle {\text{A}}{{\text{B}}^\prime }{{\text{C}}^\prime }$ (AA similarity criterion)

$ \Rightarrow \dfrac{{{\text{AB}}}}{{{\text{A}}{{\text{B}}^\prime }}} = \dfrac{{{\text{BC}}}}{{{{\text{B}}^\prime }{{\text{C}}^\prime }}} = \dfrac{{{\text{AC}}}}{{{\text{A}}{{\text{C}}^\prime }}}\quad  \cdots $

In $\vartriangle {\text{A}}{{\text{A}}_3}\;{\text{B}}$ and $\vartriangle {\text{A}}{{\text{A}}_5}\;{{\text{B}}^\prime }$,

$\angle {{\text{A}}_3}{\text{AB}} = \angle {{\text{A}}_5}{\text{A}}{{\text{B}}^\prime }$ (Common)

$\angle {\text{A}}{{\text{A}}_3}\;{\text{B}} = \angle {\text{A}}{{\text{A}}_5}\;{{\text{B}}^\prime }$ (Corresponding angles)

$\therefore \Delta {\text{A}}{{\text{A}}_3}\;{\text{B}} \sim \Delta {\text{A}}{{\text{A}}_5}\;{{\text{B}}^\prime }$ (AA similarity criterion)

$ \Rightarrow \dfrac{{{\text{AB}}}}{{{\text{A}}{{\text{B}}^\prime }}} = \dfrac{{{\text{A}}{{\text{A}}_3}}}{{{\text{A}}{{\text{A}}_5}}}$

$ \Rightarrow \dfrac{{{\text{AB}}}}{{{\text{A}}{{\text{B}}^\prime }}} = \dfrac{3}{5}$

On comparing equations (1) and (2), we obtain $\dfrac{{{\text{AB}}}}{{{\text{A}}{{\text{B}}^\prime }}} = \dfrac{{{\text{BC}}}}{{{{\text{B}}^\prime }{{\text{C}}^\prime }}} = \dfrac{{{\text{AC}}}}{{{\text{A}}{{\text{C}}^\prime }}} = \dfrac{3}{5}$

$ \Rightarrow {\text{A}}{{\text{B}}^\prime } = \dfrac{5}{3}{\text{AB}},{{\text{B}}^\prime }{{\text{C}}^\prime } = \dfrac{5}{3}{\text{BC}},{\text{A}}{{\text{C}}^\prime } = \dfrac{5}{3}{\text{AC}}$

This justifies the construction.


EXERCISE NO: 11.2

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. Give a proper justification of the construction.

Answer-

Given: 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. 

To prove: Give a proper justification of the construction.
A pair of tangents to the given circle can be constructed as follows.
Step 1. Taking any point O on the given plane as centre, draw a circle of 6 cm radius. Locate a point P,
10 cm away from O. Join OP.
Step 2. Bisect OP. Let M be the mid-point of PO.
Step 3. Taking M as centre and MO as radius, draw a circle.
Step 4. Let this circle intersect the previous circle at point Q and R.
Step 5. Join PQ and PR. PQ and PR are the required tangents.
The lengths of tangents PQ and PR are 8 cm each.


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Justification

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The construction can be justified by proving that PQ and PR are the tangents to the circle (whose centre
is O and radius is 6 cm). For this, join OQ and OR.
∠PQO is an angle in the semi-circle. We know that the angle in a semicircle is a right angle.
\[\therefore \angle PQO{\text{ }} = {\text{ }}90^\circ \]

\[ \Rightarrow OQ \bot PQ\]

Since OQ is the radius of the circle, PQ has to be a tangent of the circle. Similarly, PR is a tangent of the circle.

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. Give the justification of the construction.

Answer-

Given: 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. 

To prove: Give the justification of the construction.
Tangents on the given circle can be drawn as follows.
Step 1. Draw a circle of 4 cm radius with centre as O on the given plane.
Step 2. Draw a circle of 6 cm radius taking O as its centre. Locate a point P on this circle and join OP.
Step 3. Bisect OP. Let M be the mid-point of PO.
Step 4. Taking M as its centre and MO as its radius, draw a circle. Let it intersect the given circle at the
points Q and R.
Step 5. Join PQ and PR. PQ and PR are the required tangents.


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It can be observed that PQ and PR are of length 4.47 cm each.
In $\Delta {\text{PQO}}$,

Since ${\text{PQ}}$ is a tangent, $\angle {\text{PQO}} = {90^\circ }$

${\text{PO}} = 6\;{\text{cm}}$

${\text{QO}} = 4\;{\text{cm}}$

Applying Pythagoras theorem in $\Delta {\text{PQO}}$, we obtain ${\text{P}}{{\text{Q}}^2} + {\text{Q}}{{\text{O}}^2} = {\text{P}}{{\text{Q}}^2}$

$P{Q^2} + {(4)^2} = {(6)^2}$

${\text{P}}{{\text{Q}}^2} + 16 = 36$

${\text{P}}{{\text{Q}}^2} = 36 - 16$

${\text{P}}{{\text{Q}}^2} = 20$

${\text{PQ}} = 2\sqrt 5 $

${\text{PQ}} = 4.47\;{\text{cm}}$

Justification
The construction can be justified by proving that PQ and PR are the tangents to the circle (whose centre is O and radius is 4 cm). For this, let us join OQ and OR.


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\[\angle PQO\] is an angle in the semi-circle. We know that the angle in a semicircle is a right angle.
\[ \therefore \angle PQO{\text{ }} = {\text{ }}90^\circ \]

\[\Rightarrow OQ \bot PQ \]

Since OQ is the radius of the circle, PQ has to be a tangent of the circle. Similarly, PR is a tangent of the circle

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. Give the justification of the construction.

Answer-

Given: 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. 

To prove: Give the justification of the construction.
The tangent can be constructed on the given circle as follows.
Step 1. Taking any point O on the given plane as centre, draw a circle of 3 cm radius.
Step 2. Take one of its diameters, PQ, and extend it on both sides. Locate two points on this diameter such that OR = OS = 7 cm
Step 3. Bisect OR and OS. Let T and U be the mid-points of OR and OS respectively.
Step 4. Taking T and U as its centre and with TO and UO as radius, draw two circles. These two circles will intersect the circle at point V, W, X, Y respectively. Join RV, RW, SX, and SY. These are the required tangents.


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Justification
The construction can be justified by proving that RV, RW, SY, and SX are the tangents to the circle (whose centre is O and radius is 3 cm). For this, join OV, OW, OX, and OY.


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\[\angle RVO\]is an angle in the semi-circle. We know that the angle in a semicircle is a right angle.
\[ \therefore \angle RVO{\text{ }} = {\text{ }}90^\circ \]

\[ \Rightarrow OV \bot RV \]

Since OV is the radius of the circle, RV has to be a tangent of the circle. Similarly, OW, OX, and OY are the tangents of the circle

4. Draw a pair of tangents to a circle of radius 5 cm which are inclined to each other at an angle of \[60^\circ \]. Give a proper justification of the construction.

Answer-

Given: Draw a pair of tangents to a circle of radius 5 cm which are inclined to each other at an angle of \[60^\circ \]

To prove: Give a proper justification of the construction.
The tangents can be constructed in the following manner:
Step 1. Draw a circle of radius 5 cm and with centre as O.
Step 2. Take a point A on the circumference of the circle and join OA. Draw a perpendicular to OA at point A.
Step 3. Draw a radius OB, making an angle of \[120^\circ {\text{ }}\left( {180^\circ {\text{ }} - {\text{ }}60^\circ } \right)\] with OA.
Step 4. Draw a perpendicular to OB at point B. Let both the perpendiculars intersect at point P. PA and PB are the required tangents at an angle of 60°.


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Justification
The construction can be justified by proving that $\angle {\text{APB}} = {60^\circ }$ By our construction $\angle {\text{OAP}} = {90^\circ }$

$\angle {\text{OBP}} = {90^\circ }$

And $\angle {\text{AOB}} = {120^\circ }$

We know that the sum of all interior angles of a quadrilateral $ = {360^\circ }$ $\angle {\text{OAP}} + \angle {\text{AOB}} + \angle {\text{OBP}} + \angle {\text{APB}} = {360^\circ }$

${90^\circ } + {120^\circ } + {90^\circ } + \angle {\text{APB}} = {360^\circ }$

$\angle {\text{APB}} = {60^\circ }$

This justifies the construction.


5. Draw a line segment AB of length 8 cm. Taking A as 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. Give a proper justification for the construction.

Answer-

Given: Draw a line segment AB of length 8 cm. Taking A as 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. 

To prove: Give a proper justification of the construction.
The tangents can be constructed on the given circles as follows.
Step 1. Draw a line segment AB of 8 cm. Taking A and B as centre, draw two circles of 4 cm and 3 cm radius.
Step 2. Bisect the line AB. Let the mid-point of AB be C. Taking C as centre, draw a circle of AC radius which will intersect the circles at points P, Q, R, and S. Join BP, BQ, AS, and AR. These are the required tangents.


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Justification


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The construction can be justified by proving that AS and AR are the tangents of the circle (whose centre is B and radius is 3 cm) and BP and BQ are the tangents of the circle (whose centre is A and radius is 4 cm). For this, join AP, AQ, BS, and BR.
\[\angle ASB\] is an angle in the semi-circle. We know that an angle in a semicircle is a right angle.
\[ \therefore \angle ASB{\text{ }} = {\text{ }}90^\circ \]

\[ \Rightarrow BS \bot AS \]

Since BS is the radius of the circle, AS has to be a tangent of the circle. Similarly, AR, BP, and BQ are the tangents.

6. Let ABC be a right triangle in which AB = 6 cm, BC = 8 cm and \[\angle B{\text{ }} = {\text{ }}90^\circ \]. BD is the perpendicular from B on AC. The circle through B, C, and D is drawn. Construct the tangents from A to this circle. Give a proper justification of the construction.

Answer-


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Given: Let ABC be a right triangle in which AB = 6 cm, BC = 8 cm and \[\angle B{\text{ }} = {\text{ }}90^\circ \]. BD is the perpendicular from B on AC. The circle through B, C, and D is drawn. Construct the tangents from A to this circle. 

To prove: Give a proper justification of the construction.
Consider the following situation. If a circle is drawn through B, D, and C, BC will be its diameter as \[\angle BDC\] is of measure \[90^\circ \]. The centre E of this circle will be the midpoint of BC. The required tangents can be constructed on the given circle as follows.
Step 1. Join AE and bisect it. Let F be the mid-point of AE.
Step 2. Taking F as centre and FE as its radius, draw a circle which will intersect the circle at point B and G. Join AG. AB and AG are the required tangents.


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Justification
The construction can be justified by proving that AG and AB are the tangents to the circle. For this, join EG.


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\[\angle AGE\] is an angle in the semi-circle. We know that an angle in a semicircle is a right angle.
\[ \therefore \angle AGE{\text{ }} = {\text{ }}90^\circ \]

\[ \Rightarrow EG \bot AG \]

Since EG is the radius of the circle, AG has to be a tangent of the circle.
Already, 

\[ \angle B{\text{ }} = {\text{ }}90^\circ \]

\[ \Rightarrow AB \bot BE \]

Since BE is the radius of the circle, AB has to be a tangent of the circle.

7. Draw a circle with the help of a bangle. Take a point outside the circle. Construct the pair of tangents from this point to the circles. Give a proper justification of the construction.

Answer-

Given: Draw a circle with the help of a bangle. Take a point outside the circle. Construct the pair of tangents from this point to the circles. 

To prove: Give a proper justification of the construction.
The required tangents can be constructed on the given circle as follows.
Step 1. Draw a circle with the help of a bangle.
Step 2. Take a point P outside this circle and take two chords QR and ST.
Step 3. Draw perpendicular bisectors of these chords. Let them intersect each other at point O.
Step 4. Join PO and bisect it. Let U be the mid-point of PO. Taking U as centre, draw a circle of radius OU, which will intersect the circle at V and W. Join PV and PW.
PV and PW are the required tangents.


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Justification
The construction can be justified by proving that PV and PW are the tangents to the circle. For this, first of all, it has to be proved that O is the centre of the circle. Let us join OV and OW.


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We know that the perpendicular bisector of a chord passes through the centre.
Therefore, the perpendicular bisector of chords QR and ST pass through the centre.
It is clear that the intersection point of these perpendicular bisectors is the centre of the circle. \[\angle PVO\] is an angle in the semi-circle. We know that an angle in a semicircle is a right angle.
\[ \therefore \angle PVO{\text{ }} = {\text{ }}90^\circ \]

\[ \Rightarrow OV \bot PV \]

Since OV is the radius of the circle, PV has to be a tangent of the circle. Similarly, PW is a tangent of the circle.


NCERT Solutions for Class 10 Maths Chapter 11 Constructions - PDF Download

Introduction

Construction of basic figures like a triangle, bisecting a line segment or drawing a perpendicular at a point on a line requires a ruler with a bevelled edge, a sharply pointed pencil preferably a type of set squares and a pair of compasses for justification of the method used. Some basic knowledge of geometry is required like proportionality theorem, concept of similar triangles, etc. have a look at to cover all the questions from exercise 11.1 and exercise 11.2

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Division of a Line Segment

To divide a line segment internally in a given ratio m:n, we take the following steps: 

 

Steps of Construction:

Step 1: Draw a line segment of a given length and name it AB.

Step 2: Draw a ray making an acute angle with AB and let the ray be AX.

Step 3: Along AX, mark off (m + n) points A1,  A2, ……., Am, Am+1,....., Am+n (for ex: if the ratio is to 

be 2:3, then we mark of 5 (= 2+ 3) points)

Step 4: Join BAAm+n

Step 5: Draw a line through point Am parallel to Am+n B and make an angle equal to ∠AAm+n B. 

Let this line meet Ab at a point P. Then this point is the required point which divides AB 

internally in the ratio m:n.

 

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Constructing a Triangle Similar to a Given Triangle

Here we construct a triangle similar to a given triangle. The constructed triangle may be smaller or larger than the given triangle. So we define the following term:

Scale factor: Scale factor is the ratio of the sides of any figure to be constructed with the corresponding measurements of the given figure.

Let ABC be the given triangle by using the given & suppose we want to construct a triangle similar to ABC, such that each of its sides is (m/n)th of the corresponding sides of ABC.

 

The Following Are the Steps to Be Taken for Construction a Triangle When M<n:

Step 1: Construct the given ABC by using the given data.

Step 2: Take AB as the base of the given ABC.

Step 3: At one end, say A of AB construct an acute angle ∠BAX below the base AB.

Step 4: Along AX mark off n points A1, A2,A3, ……., Am, Am+1,....., An such that AA1= A1A2 = A2A3 

= A3 = Am-1Am = …….. = An-1An.

Step 5: Join AnB.

Step 6: Start from A & reach to the point AnB which meets AB at B’

Step 7: From B’ draw B’C’ || CB meeting AC at C’.

Then AB’C’ is the required triangle each of whose sides is (m/n)th of the corresponding sides of ABC.

 

Construction of Tangents to a Circle

We know that when a point lies inside a circle no tangent can be drawn to the circle from this point. If a point lies on the circle at that point but if the point lies outside the circle, two agents can be drawn to the circle from the point. 

 

Constructing a Tangent to a Circle at a Ive Point, We Consider Two Cases:

Case A: When the Centre of the Circle Is Known, the Steps of Construction Are:

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Step 1: We take a point O on the plane of the paper and using a compass & ruler, we draw a circle of given radius. 

Step 2: Let there be a point P on the circle.

Step 3: Join OP                                                                                                             

Step 4: Construct ∠OPT = 90°.

Step 5: Produce TP to T’ to obtain the line TPT’ as the required tangent.

 

Case B: When the Centre of the Circle is Not Known, Then the Steps of Construction Are:

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Step 1: A chord PQ is drawn to the circle through the given point P on the circle.

Step 2: P & Q are joined to a point R in the major arc of the circle.

Step 3: Construct ∠QPT equal to ∠QRP on the opposite side of the chord PQ.

Step 4: Produce TP to T’ to obtain  TPT’ as the required tangent. 

 

Construction of Tangents to a Circle from an External Point

We know that two tangents can be drawn to a circle from an external point. The cases may arise---

Case A: When the Centre of the Circle Is Known, the Steps of Construction Are:

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Step 1: Given external point P is joined to centre O of the circle.

Step 2: Draw a perpendicular bisector of OP, intersecting OP at Q.

Step 3: Draw a circle with Q as center and OQ = QP as radius , intersecting the given circle at T & T’.

Step 4: Join PT & PT’.

Then PT & PT’ are the two tangents to the circle drawn from the external point P.

 

Case B: When Centre of the Circle is Not Known, Then the Steps of Construction Are:

P is the external point & a circle is given with diameter AB.

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Step 1: From P draw a secant PAB intersecting the given circle at A & B.

Step 2: Produce AP to C, such that AP = PC.

Step 3: Locate midpoint of BC as M, & draw a semicircle.

Step 4: Draw a perpendicular PD on BC intersecting the semicircle at D.

Step 5: With P as centre & radius PD draw arcs intersecting the given circle at T & T’.

Step 6: Join PT & PT’.

Then PT & PT’ are the two required tangents drawn on the given circle from the external point P

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