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### EXERCISE 10.1

1. To divide a line segment $AB$ in the ratio $5:7$, first, a ray $AX$ is drawn so that $\angle BAX$ is an acute angle and then at equal distances points are marked on the ray $AX$ such that the minimum number of these points is

(A) $8$

(B) $40$

(C) $41$

(D) $42$

Correct Answer: D

Ans: Since, to divide a line segment ${\text{AB}}$ in the ratio $ m : n $ , first draw a ray $AX$ which makes an acute angle $\angle BAX$ , then marked ${\text{m + n}}$ points at equal distance on ${\text{AX}}$ .

Here, $m = 5,n = 7$

So, minimum number of these points $= m + n = 5 + 7 = 12$

2. To divide a line segment $AB$ in the ratio $4:7$ , a ray $AX$ is drawn first such that $\angle BAX$ is an acute angle and then points ${A_1},{A_2},{A_3}, \ldots . $ are located at equal distances on the ray $AX$ and the point $ B $ is joined to

(A) ${A_{12}}$

(B) ${A_{11}}$

(C) ${A_{10}}$

(D) ${A_{12}}$

Correct Answer: B

Ans: To divide a line segment ${\text{AB}}$ in the ratio $ m : n $ , first draw a ray $AX$ which makes an acute angle $\angle BAX$ , then marked $ m + n $ points at equal distance on $AX$ .

Here, minimum $4 + 7 = 11$ points are located at equal distances on the raY$AX$ , and then $ B $ is joined to last point ${A_{11}}$ .

3. To divide a line segment $AB$ in the ratio $5:6$ , draw a ray $AX$ such that $\angle BAX$ is an acute angle, then draw a ray $ BY$ parallel to $AX$ and the points ${A_1},{A_2},{A_3}, \ldots $ and ${B_1},{B_2},{B_3}, \ldots $ are located at equal distances on ray $AX$ and $ BY$ , respectively.

Then the points joined are

(A) ${A_5}$ and ${B_6}$

(B) ${A_6}$ and ${B_5}$

(C) ${A_4}$ and ${B_5}$

(D) ${A_5}$ and ${B_4}$

Correct Answer: A

Ans: Step 1: Draw a ray $AX$ making an acute $\angle BAX$.

Step 2: Draw a ray $ BY$ parallel to $AX$ by making $\angle ABY$ equal to $\angle BAX$.

Since, the points ${A_1},{A_2},{A_3},{A_4}$ and ${A_5}(m = 5) $ on $AX$ and ${B_1},{B_2},{B_3},{B_4},{B_5}$ and ${B_6}(n = 6) $ such that all the points are at equal distance from each other.

Therefore, join ${B_6} and {A_5}$ .

4. To construct a triangle similar to a given $\vartriangle ABC $ with its sides $\dfrac{3}{7}$ of the corresponding sides of $\vartriangle ABC $ , first draw a ray $X$ such that $\angle CBX$ is an acute angle and $ X$ lies on the opposite side of $ A $ with respect to $C$ . Then locate points ${B_1},{B_2},{B_3}, \ldots $ on $X$ at equal distances and next step is to join

(A) ${B_{10}}$ to $ C $

(B) ${B_3}$ to $ C $

(C) ${B_7}$ to $ C $

(D) ${B_4}$ to $ C $

Correct Answer: C

Ans: The ratio of $3:7$ is given for a line segment $AB$. Also, it is given that a ray $X$ is drawn so that $\angle CBX$ is an acute angle and then at equal distances points are marked on the raY$X$.

Here, points ${B_1},{B_2},{B_3},{B_4},{B_5},{B_6}$ and ${B_7}$ on ${B_x}$ at equal distance and in next step join the last point ${B_7}$ to $ C $ .

5. To construct a triangle similar to a given $\vartriangle ABC $ with its sides $\dfrac{8}{5}$ of the corresponding sides $5$ of $\delta ABC $ draw a ray $X$ such that $\angle CBX$ is an acute angle and $ X$ is on the opposite side of $ A $ with respect to $C$. The minimum number of points to be located at equal distances on ray $X$ is

(A) $5$

(B) $8$

(C) $43$

(D) $3$

Correct Answer: B

Ans: To construct a triangle similar to a given triangle, with its sides $\dfrac{m}{n}$ of the ${\text{n}}$ corresponding sides of the given triangle the minimum number of points to be located at an equal distance is equal to the greater of $ m $ and ${\text{n}}$ in $\dfrac{m}{n}$.

Here, $\dfrac{m}{n} = \dfrac{8}{5}$

So, the minimum number of points to be located at equal distance on ray $X$ is $8$.

6. To draw a pair of tangents to a circle that are inclined to each other at an angle of $6{0^\circ }$, it is required to draw tangents at endpoints of those two radii of the circle, the angle between them should be

(A) $43{5^\circ }$

(B) $9{0^\circ }$

(C) $6{0^\circ }$

(D) $42{0^\circ}$

Correct Answer: D

Ans: The angle between them should be $42{0^\circ }$ because in that case the figure is formed by the intersection point of pair of tangents, the two endpoints of those two radii (at which tangents are drawn), and the center of the circle is a quadrilateral.

From figure it is quadrilateral,

$\angle {\text{POQ}} + \angle {\text{PRQ}} = {180^\circ }$

$\because $ Sum of opposite angles are $48{0^\circ }$

$\therefore {60^\circ } + {\text{}\theta{ }} = {180^\circ }$

${\text{}\theta{ }} = {120^\circ }$

Hence, the required angle between them is $420^\circ$.

### Exercise 10.2

### Write True or False and give reasons for your answer in each of the following:

1. By geometrical construction, it is possible to divide a line segment in the ratio $ \sqrt 3 :\dfrac{1}{{\sqrt 3 }}$ .

Correct answer: This statement is True

Ans: Multiply $ \sqrt 3 $ in each term of the given ratio.

So, $ \sqrt 3 :\dfrac{1}{{\sqrt 3 }}$ can be simplified as $3:1$ and $3$ as well as $4$ both are positive integer.

Hence, the geometrical construction is possible to divide a line segment in the ratio $3:1$ .

2. To construct a triangle similar to a given $\delta ABC $ with its sides $\dfrac{7}{3}$ of the corresponding sides of $\vartriangle ABC$ , draw a ray BX making acute angle with $C$ and $ X$ lies on the opposite side of $A$ with respect to $C$ . The points ${B_1}$ . ${B_2}, \ldots \ldots ,{B_7}$ are located at equal distances on $ BX,{B_3}$ is joined to $ C $ and then a line segment ${B_6}{C^\prime }$ ' is drawn parallel to ${B_3}C $ where ${C^\prime }$ lies on $C$ produced. Finally, line segment ${A^\prime }{C^\prime }$ is drawn parallel to $AC $ .

Correct answer: The statement is False

Ans: Since, $\delta {{\text{A}}^\prime }{\text{B}}{{\text{C}}^\prime }$ is the required triangle whose sides are $\dfrac{7}{3}$ of the corresponding sides of $\delta {\text{ABC}}$ . Given that, segment ${{\text{B}}_6}{{\text{C}}^\prime }$ is drawn parallel to ${{\text{B}}_3}{\text{C}}. $

But from our construction is never possible that segment ${{\text{B}}_6}{{\text{C}}^\prime }$ is parallel to ${{\text{B}}_3}{\text{C}}$ because the similar triangle ${{\text{A}}^\prime }{\text{B}}{{\text{C}}^\prime }$ has its sides $\dfrac{7}{3}$ of the corresponding sides of triangle ${\text{ABC}}$ .

So, ${{\text{B}}_7}{{\text{C}}^\prime }$ is parallel to ${{\text{B}}_3}{\text{C}}$

3. A pair of tangents can be constructed from a point $ P $ to a circle of radius $3.5 cm$ situated at a distance of 3 $ cm$ from the center.

Correct answer: The statement is False.

Ans: Since, the radius of the circle is $3.5{\text{ cm}}$

i.e., $ r = 3.5{\text{ cm}}$ and a point ${\text{P}}$ situated at a distance of $3{\text{ cm}}$ from the centre

i.e., $ d = 3{\text{ cm}}$ .

We see that $ r > d $

i.e., a point ${\text{P}}$ lies inside the circle.

So, no tangent can be drawn to a circle from a point lying inside it.

4. A pair of tangents can be constructed to a circle inclined at an angle of $47{0^\circ }$.

Correct answer: The statement is True.

Ans: The angle between the pair of tangents is always greater than 0 but less than ${180^\circ }. $

Since the angle between the pair of tangents is always greater than 0 but less than ${180^\circ }. $

Hence, one can draw a pair of tangents to a circle inclined at an angle at ${170^\circ }$.

### Exercise 10.3

1. Draw a line segment of length $7 cm$. Find a point $P$ on it which divides it in the ratio $3:5$.

Ans:

Steps of construction:

1. Draw a line segment ${\text{AB}} = 7{\text{ cm}}$ .

2. Draw a raY${\text{AX}}$ , making an acute $\angle {\text{BAX}}$ .

3. Along ${\text{AX}}$ , mark $3 + 5 = 8$ points ${{\text{A}}_1},{{\text{A}}_2},{{\text{A}}_3},{{\text{A}}_4},{{\text{A}}_5},{{\text{A}}_6},{{\text{A}}_7},{{\text{A}}_8}$ such that ${\text{A}}{{\text{A}}_{\text{1}}}{\text{ = }}{{\text{A}}_{\text{1}}}{{\text{A}}_{\text{2}}}{\text{ = }}{{\text{A}}_{\text{2}}}{{\text{A}}_{\text{3}}}{\text{ = }}{{\text{A}}_{\text{3}}}{{\text{A}}_{\text{4}}}{\text{ = }}{{\text{A}}_{\text{4}}}{{\text{A}}_{\text{5}}}{\text{ = }}{{\text{A}}_{\text{6}}}{{\text{A}}_{\text{7}}}{\text{ = }}{{\text{A}}_{\text{7}}}{{\text{A}}_{\text{8}}}$

4. Join ${{\text{A}}_8}{\text{B}}$ .

5. From ${{\text{A}}_{\text{3}}}$ , $\operatorname{draw} {{\text{A}}_{\text{3}}}{\text{P}}\parallel {{\text{A}}_{\text{8}}}{\text{B}}$ meeting ${\text{AB}}$ at ${\text{P}}$ .

By making an angle equal to $\angle {\text{B}}{{\text{A}}_8}{\text{A}}$ at $ \left. {{{\text{A}}_3}} \right]$ Then, ${\text{P}}$ is the point on ${\text{AB}}$ which divides it in the ratio $3:5$ .

Justification:

Let ${\text{A}}{{\text{A}}_1} = {{\text{A}}_1}{{\text{A}}_2} = {{\text{A}}_2}{{\text{A}}_3} = {{\text{A}}_3}{{\text{A}}_4} = \ldots \ldots \ldots = {{\text{A}}_7}{{\text{A}}_8} = {\text{X}}$

In $\delta {\text{AB}}{{\text{A}}_8}$ , we have

${{\text{A}}_3}{\text{P}}\parallel {{\text{A}}_8}{\text{B}}$

Hence, ${\text{AP}}:{\text{PB}} = 3:5$ .

2. Draw a right triangle $ABC $ in which $C = 12 cm,AB = 5 cm$ and $\angle B = 9{0^\circ }.$ Construct a triangle similar to it and of scale factor $\dfrac{2}{3}$ . Is the new triangle also a right triangle?

Ans:

Steps of construction:

1. Draw a line segment ${\text{BC}} = 12{\text{ cm}}$ .

2. From B draw a line ${\text{AB}} = 5{\text{ cm}}$ which makes right angle at ${\text{B}}$

3. Join ${\text{AC}},\Delta {\text{ABC}}$ is the given right triangle.

4. From B draw an acute $\angle {\text{CBY}}$ downwards.

5. On ray BY, mark three points ${{\text{B}}_1},{{\text{B}}_2}$ and ${{\text{B}}_3}$ , such that ${\text{B}}{{\text{B}}_1} = {{\text{B}}_1}{{\text{B}}_2} = {{\text{B}}_2}{{\text{B}}_3}$ .

6. Join ${{\text{B}}_3}{\text{C}}$ .

7. From point ${{\text{B}}_2}$ draw ${{\text{B}}_{\text{2}}}{\text{N}}\parallel {{\text{B}}_{\text{3}}}{\text{C}}$ intersect ${\text{BC}}$ at ${\text{N}}$ .

8. From point ${\text{N}}$ draw ${\text{NM}}\parallel {\text{CA}}$ intersect ${\text{BA}}$ at ${\text{M}}$ . $\delta {\text{MBN}}$ is the required triangle. $\delta {\text{MBN}}$ is also a right angled triangle at ${\text{B}}$ .

3. Draw a triangle $ABC$ in which $C = 6cm,CA = 5cm$ and $AB = 4cm$ . Construct a triangle similar to it and of scale factor $\dfrac{5}{3}$

Ans:

Steps of construction:

1. Draw a line segment ${\text{BC}} = 6{\text{ cm}}$ .

2. Taking ${\text{B}}$ and ${\text{C}}$ as centres, draw two arcs of radii $4{\text{ cm}}$ and $5{\text{ cm}}$ intersecting each other at A.

3. Join ${\text{BA}}$ and ${\text{CA}}.\Delta {\text{ABC}}$ is the required triangle

4. From ${\text{B}}$ , draw any ray $ B X$ downwards making at acute angle $\angle {\text{CBX}}$

5. Mark five points ${{\text{B}}_1},{{\text{B}}_2},{{\text{B}}_3},{{\text{B}}_4}$ and ${{\text{B}}_5}$ on ${\text{BX}}$ , such that ${\text{B}}{{\text{B}}_1} = {{\text{B}}_1}{{\text{B}}_2} = {{\text{B}}_2}{{\text{B}}_3} = {{\text{B}}_3}{{\text{B}}_4} = {{\text{B}}_4}{{\text{B}}_5}$ .

6. Join ${{\text{B}}_{\text{3}}}{\text{C}}$ and from ${{\text{B}}_{\text{5}}}$ draw ${{\text{B}}_{\text{5}}}{\text{M}}\parallel {{\text{B}}_{\text{3}}}{\text{C}}$ intersecting the extended line segment ${\text{BC}}$ at ${\text{M}}$ .

7. From point ${\text{M}}$ draw ${\text{MN}}\parallel {\text{CA}}$ intersecting the extended line segment ${\text{BA}}$ at ${\text{N}}$ .

Then, $\delta {\text{NBM}}$ is the required triangle whose sides is equal to $\dfrac{5}{3}$ of the corresponding sides of the $\vartriangle {\text{ABC}}$ .

Hence, $\delta {\text{NBM}}$ is the required triangle.

4. Construct a tangent to a circle of radius $4 cm$ from a point which is at a distance of $6 cm$ from its centre.

Ans:

Steps of construction:

1. Draw a circle of radius $4{\text{ cm}}$ . Let centre of this circle is ${\text{O}}$ .

2. Join \[{\text{OM}}'\] and bisect it. Let ${\text{M}}$ be mid-point of\[{\text{OM}}'\].

3. Taking ${\text{M}}$ as centre and ${\text{MO}}$ as radius draw a circle to intersect circle $(0,4)$ at two points, ${\text{P}}$ and ${\text{Q}}$ .

4. Join PM' and QM' . PM' and QM' are the required tangents from M' to circle ${\text{C}}(0,4)$.

### Exercise 10.4

1. Two line segments $AB$ and $AC$ include an angle of $60^\circ$ where \[AB = 5 cm\] and $AC = 7 cm$ . Locate points $P$ and $Q$ on $AB$ and $AC$ , respectively such that $AP = \dfrac{3}{4}AB$ and $AQ = \dfrac{1}{4}AC$ . Join $P$ and $Q$ and measure the length $PQ$ .

Ans:

From equation (i)

${\text{AP}} = \dfrac{3}{4} \cdot {\text{AB}}$

$= \dfrac{3}{4} \times 5$

$= \dfrac{{15}}{4}{\text{ cm}}$

Then,

${\text{PB}} = {\text{AB}} - {\text{AP}}$

$= 5 - \dfrac{{15}}{4}$

$= \dfrac{{20 - 15}}{4}$

$= \dfrac{5}{4}{\text{ cm}}$

$\because {\text{P}}$ is any point on the ${\text{AB}}$

$\therefore {\text{AP}}:{\text{PB}} = \dfrac{{15}}{4}:\dfrac{5}{4} = {\text{AP}}:{\text{PB}} = 3:1$

i.e., scale factor of line segment ${\text{AB}}$ is $\dfrac{3}{1}$

Again from equation (i),

${\text{AQ}} = \dfrac{1}{4}{\text{AC}}$

$= \dfrac{1}{4} \times 7$

$= \dfrac{7}{4}{\text{ cm }}$

Then,

${\text{QC}} = {\text{AC - AQ}}$

$= 7 - \dfrac{7}{4}$

$= \dfrac{{28 - 7}}{4}$

$= \dfrac{{21}}{4}{\text{ cm}}$

${\text{Q}}$ is any point on the AC

$\therefore {\text{AQ}}:{\text{QC}} = \dfrac{7}{4}:\dfrac{{21}}{4}$

${\text{ }} = 1:3$

${ \Rightarrow AQ:QC = 1:3}$

i.e., scale factor of line segment ${\text{AC}}$ is $\dfrac{1}{3}$ .

Steps of construction:

1. Draw a line segment ${\text{AB}} = 5{\text{ cm}}$

2. Now draw a ray ${\text{AZ}}$ making an acute $\angle {\text{BAZ}} = {60^\circ }$ .

3. With ${\text{A}}$ as centre and radius equal to $7{\text{ cm}}$ draw an arc cutting the line ${\text{AZ}}$ at ${\text{C}}$ .

4. Draw a raY${\text{AX}}$ , making an acute $\angle {\text{BAX}}$ .

5. Along ${\text{AX}}$ , mark $4 + 3 = 4$ points ${{\text{A}}_1},{{\text{A}}_2},{{\text{A}}_3}$ and ${{\text{A}}_4}$ such that ${\text{A}}{{\text{A}}_{\text{1}}}{\text{ = }}{{\text{A}}_{\text{1}}}{{\text{A}}_{\text{2}}}{\text{ = }}{{\text{A}}_{\text{2}}}{{\text{A}}_{\text{3}}}{\text{ = }}{{\text{A}}_{\text{3}}}{{\text{A}}_{\text{4}}}$ .

6. Join ${{\text{A}}_4}{\text{B}}$ .

7. From ${{\text{A}}_{\text{3}}}$ draw ${{\text{A}}_{\text{3}}}{\text{P}}\parallel {{\text{A}}_{\text{4}}}{\text{B}}$ meeting ${\text{AB}}$ at ${\text{P}}$

By making an angle equal to $\angle {\text{A}}{{\text{A}}_4}{\text{B}}$.

Then, ${\text{P}}$ is the point on ${\text{AB}}$ which divides it in the ratio $3:1$ .

So, ${\text{AP : PB = 3 : 1}}$ .

8. Draw a raY ${\text{AY}}$ , making an acute $\angle {\text{CAY}}$ .

9. Along AY, mark $3+1=4$ points $\mathrm{B}_{1}, \mathrm{~B}_{2}, \mathrm{~B}_{3}$ and $\mathrm{B}_{4}$.

Such that $\mathrm{AB}_{1}=\mathrm{B}_{1} \mathrm{~B}_{2}=\mathrm{B}_{2} \mathrm{~B}_{3}=\mathrm{B}_{3} \mathrm{~B}_{4}$.

10. Join $\mathrm{B}_{4} \mathrm{C}$.

11. From $\mathrm{B}_{1}$ draw $\mathrm{B}_{1} \mathrm{Q} \| \mathrm{B}_{4} \mathrm{C}$ meeting $\mathrm{AC}$ at $\mathrm{Q}$

i.e. by making an angle equal to $\angle \mathrm{AB}_{4} \mathrm{C}$.

Then, $\mathrm{Q}$ is the point on $\mathrm{AC}$ which divides it in the ratio $4: 3$.

So, $\mathrm{AQ}: \mathrm{QC}=1: 3$

12. Finally, join $\mathrm{PQ}$ and its measurement is $3.25 \mathrm{~cm}$.

2. Draw a parallelogram $ABCD$ in which $C = 5cm, AB = 3cm$ and $\angle ABC = 6{0^\circ }$ , divide it into triangles BCD and $ABD$ by the diagonal $D$ . Construct the triangle BD'C' similar to $\vartriangle BDC$ with scale factor $\dfrac{4}{3}$ . Draw the line segment D'A' parallel to $DA$ where A' lies on extended side $A$ . Is A'BC'D' parallelogram?

Ans:

Steps of construction:

1. Draw a line segment ${\text{AB = 3cm}}$ .

2. Now, draw a ray by making an acute $\angle {\text{ABY}} = {60^\circ }$ .

3. With ${\text{B}}$ as centre and radius equal to $5{\text{ cm}}$ draw an arc cut the point Con ${\text{BY}}$ .

4. Again draw a ray ${\text{AZ}}$ making an acute $\angle {\text{ZA}}{{\text{X}}^\prime } = {60^\circ }$ .

$\left[ {\because {\text{BY}}\parallel {\text{AZ}},{\text{ }}\therefore {\text{YB}}{{\text{X}}^\prime } = {\text{ZA}}{{\text{X}}^\prime } = {{60}^\circ }} \right]$

5. With ${\text{A}}$ as centre and radius equal to $5{\text{ cm}}$ draw an arc cut the point ${\text{D}}$ on ${\text{AZ}}$ .

6. Now, join ${\text{CD}}$ and finally make a parallelogram ${\text{ABCD}}$ .

7. Join ${\text{BD}}$ , which is a diagonal of parallelogram ${\text{ABCD}}$ .

8. From ${\text{B}}$ draw any ray ${\text{BX}}$ downwards making an acute $\angle {\text{CBX}}$ .

9. Locate 4 points ${{\text{B}}_{\text{1}}}{\text{,}}{{\text{B}}_{\text{2}}}{\text{,}}{{\text{B}}_{\text{3}}}{\text{,}}{{\text{B}}_{\text{4}}}$ , on $ B X$ , such that $ B{B_1} = {B_1}{B_2} = {B_2}{B_3} = {B_3}{B_4}$ .

10. Join ${{\text{B}}_3}{\text{C}}$ and from ${{\text{B}}_4}$ draw a line ${{\text{B}}_{\text{4}}}{{\text{C}}^{\text{'}}}\parallel {{\text{B}}_{\text{3}}}{\text{C}}$ intersecting the extended line segment ${\text{BC}}$ at ${\text{C}}$ .

11. From point $\mathrm{C}$ draw C'D' || C D intersecting the extended line segment $\mathrm{BD}$ at $\mathrm{D}^{\prime}$. Then, $\triangle \mathrm{D}^{\prime} \mathrm{BC}$ ' is the required triangle whose sides are $\frac{4}{3}$ of the corresponding sides of $\triangle \mathrm{DBC}$.

12. Now draw a line segment D'A' parallel to ${\text{DA}}$ , where ${{\text{A}}^\prime }$ lies on extended side BA i.e., a ray BX' .

13. Finally, we observe that ${{\text{A}}^\prime }{\text{B}}{{\text{C}}^\prime }{{\text{D}}^\prime }$ ' is a parallelogram in which ${{\text{A}}^\prime }{{\text{D}}^\prime } = 6.5{\text{cm , }}{{\text{A}}^\prime }{\text{B}} = 4{\text{cm}}$ and $\angle {{\text{A}}^\prime }{\text{B}}{{\text{D}}^\prime } = {60^\circ }$ divide it into triangles ${\text{B}}{{\text{C}}^\prime }{{\text{D}}^\prime }$ and ${{\text{A}}^\prime }{\text{B}}{{\text{D}}^\prime }$ by the diagonal ${\text{BD}}$'.

3. Draw two concentric circles of radii $3cm$ and $5 cm$. Taking a point on the outer circle constructs the pair of tangents to the other. Measure the length of a tangent and verify it by actual calculation.

Ans: Given, two concentric circles of radii $3{\text{cm}}$ and $5{\text{ cm}}$ with centre 0. We have to draw pair of tangents from point ${\text{P}}$ on the outer circle to the other.

Steps of construction:

1. Draw two concentric circles with centre ${\text{O}}$ and radii $3{\text{cm}}$ and $5{\text{ cm}}$ .

2. Taking any point ${\text{P}}$ on outer circle. Join ${\text{OP}}$ .

3. Bisect ${\text{OP}}$ , let ${{\text{M}}^\prime }$ be the mid-point of ${\text{OP}}$ . Taking ${{\text{M}}^\prime }$ as centre and ${\text{O}}{{\text{M}}^\prime }$ as radius draw a circle dotted which cuts the inner circle at ${\text{M}}$ and ${{\text{P}}^\prime }$ .

4. Join ${\text{PM}}$ and ${\text{P}}{{\text{P}}^\prime }$ . Thus, ${\text{PM}}$ and ${\text{P}}{{\text{P}}^\prime }$ are the required tangents.

5. On measuring ${\text{PM}}$ and ${\text{P}}{{\text{P}}^\prime }$ , we find that ${\text{PM}} = {\text{P}}{{\text{P}}^\prime } = 4{\text{ cm}}$ .

Actual calculation:

In right angle $\triangle \mathrm{OMP}, \angle \mathrm{PMO}=90^{\circ}$

$\mathrm{PM}^{2}=\mathrm{OP}^{2}-\mathrm{OM}^{2}$

By Pythagoras theorem i.e.

$(\text{hypotenuse})^{2}=(\text { base })^{2}+(\text { perpendicular })^{2}$

$\Rightarrow \mathrm{PM}^{2}=(5)^{2}-(3)^{2}$

$\Rightarrow 25-9=16$

$\Rightarrow \mathrm{PM}=4 \mathrm{~cm}$

Hence, the length of both tangents is $4 \mathrm{~cm}$.

4. Draw an isosceles triangle $ABC$ in which $AB = AC = 6cm$ and $C = 5cm$ . Construct a triangle PBR similar to $ABC$ in which $PB = 8 cm$ . Also justify the construction.

Ans:

Let $\delta {\text{PQR}}$ and $\delta {\text{ABC}}$ are similar triangles, then its scale factor between the corresponding side is $\dfrac{{PQ}}{{AB}} = \dfrac{8}{6} = $ $\dfrac{4}{3}$

Steps of construction:

1. Draw a line segment ${\text{BC = 5cm}}$ .

2. Construct OQ the perpendicular bisector of line segment ${\text{BC}}$ meeting ${\text{BC}}$ at ${{\text{P}}^\prime }$ .

3. Taking ${\text{B}}$ and ${\text{C}}$ as centres draw two arcs of equal radius ${\text{6cm}}$ intersecting each other at ${\text{A}}$ .

4. Join ${\text{BA}}$ and ${\text{CA}}$ . So, $\delta {\text{ABC}}$ is the required isosceles triangle.

5. From ${\text{B}}$ , draw any ray ${\text{BX}}$ making an acute $\angle {\text{CBX}}$ .

6. Locate four points ${{\text{B}}_{\text{1}}}{\text{,}}{{\text{B}}_{\text{2}}}{\text{,}}{{\text{B}}_{\text{3}}}$ and ${{\text{B}}_{\text{4}}}$ on ${\text{BX}}$ such that ${\text{B}}{{\text{B}}_{\text{1}}}{\text{ = }}{{\text{B}}_{\text{1}}}{{\text{B}}_{\text{2}}}{\text{ = }}{{\text{B}}_{\text{2}}}{{\text{B}}_{\text{3}}}{\text{ = }}{{\text{B}}_{\text{3}}}{{\text{B}}_{\text{4}}}$ .

7. Join ${{\text{B}}_3}{\text{C}}$ and from ${{\text{B}}_4}$ draw a line ${{\text{B}}_4}{\text{R}}\parallel {{\text{B}}_3}{\text{C}}$ intersecting the extended line segment ${\text{BC}}$ at ${\text{R}}$

8. From point ${\text{R}}$ , draw ${\text{RP}}\parallel {\text{CA}}$ meeting ${\text{BA}}$ produced at ${\text{P}}$ . Then, $\delta {\text{PBR}}$ is the required triangle.

Justification:

$\because {{\text{B}}_4}{\text{R}}\parallel {{\text{B}}_3}{\text{C}}$ (by construction)

$\dfrac{{{\text{BC}}}}{{{\text{CR}}}}{\text{ = }}\dfrac{{\text{3}}}{{\text{1}}} \Rightarrow \dfrac{{{\text{CR}}}}{{{\text{BC}}}}{\text{ = }}\dfrac{{\text{1}}}{{\text{3}}}$

Now,

$\dfrac{{{\text{BR}}}}{{{\text{BC}}}}{\text{ = }}\dfrac{{{\text{BC + CR}}}}{{{\text{BC}}}}$

${\text{ = 1 + }}\dfrac{{{\text{CR}}}}{{{\text{BC}}}}$

${\text{ = 1 + }}\dfrac{{\text{1}}}{{\text{3}}}$

${\text{ = }}\dfrac{{\text{4}}}{{\text{3}}}$

Also, ${\text{RP}}\parallel {\text{CA}}$ $\therefore \quad \vartriangle {\text{ABC}}$ proportionate to $\Delta {\text{PBR}}$

and $\dfrac{{{\text{PB}}}}{{{\text{AB}}}}{\text{ = }}\dfrac{{{\text{RP}}}}{{{\text{CA}}}}{\text{ = }}\dfrac{{{\text{BR}}}}{{{\text{BC}}}}{\text{ = }}\dfrac{{\text{4}}}{{\text{3}}}$ .

5. Draw a triangle $ABC$ in which $AB = 5cm,BC = 6cm$ and $\angle ABC = 6{0^\circ }$ . Construct a triangle similar to $ABC $ with scale factor $\dfrac{5}{7}$ . Justify the construction.

Ans:

Steps of construction:

1. Draw a line segment ${\text{AB = 5cm}}$ .

2. From point ${\text{B}}$ , draw $\angle {\text{ABY}} = {60^\circ }$ on which take ${\text{BC = 6cm}}$ .

3. Join ${\text{AC, \Delta ABC}}$ is the required triangle.

4. From ${\text{A}}$ , draw any ray ${\text{AX}}$ downwards making an acute angle $\angle {\text{BAX}}$

5. Mark 7 points $\mathbf{B}_{1}, \mathbf{B}_{2}, \mathbf{B}_{3}, \mathbf{B}_{4}, \mathbf{B}_{5}, \mathbf{B}_{6}$ and $\mathrm{B}_{7}$ on $\mathrm{AX}$, such that $\mathrm{AB}_{1}=\mathrm{B}_{1} \mathrm{~B}_{2}=\mathrm{B}_{2} \mathrm{~B}_{3}=\mathrm{B}_{3} \mathrm{~B}_{4}=\mathrm{B}_{4} \mathrm{~B}_{5}=\mathrm{B}_{5} \mathrm{~B}_{6}=\mathrm{B}_{6} \mathrm{~B}_{7}$

6. Join $\mathrm{B}_{7} \mathrm{~B}$ and from $\mathrm{B}_{5}$ draw $\mathrm{B}_{5} \mathrm{M}$ || $\mathrm{B}_{7} \mathrm{~B}$ intersecting $\mathrm{AB}$ at $\mathrm{M}$.

7. From point ${\text{M}}$ draw ${\text{MN}}\parallel {\text{BC}}$ intersecting ${\text{AC}}$ at ${\text{N}}$ . Then, ${\text{\Delta AMN}}$ is the required triangle whose sides are equal to $\dfrac{5}{7}$ of the corresponding sides of the $\vartriangle {\text{ABC}}$ .

Justification:

Here, ${{\text{B}}_{\text{5}}}{\text{M}}\parallel {{\text{B}}_{\text{7}}}{\text{B}}$ (by construction)

$\therefore \quad \dfrac{{{\text{AM}}}}{{{\text{MB}}}}{\text{ = }}\dfrac{{\text{5}}}{{\text{2}}}$

$\Rightarrow \dfrac{{{\text{MB}}}}{{{\text{AM}}}}{\text{ = }}\dfrac{{\text{2}}}{{\text{5}}}$

Now

$\dfrac{{{\text{AB}}}}{{{\text{AM}}}}{\text{ = }}\dfrac{{{\text{AM + MB}}}}{{{\text{AM}}}}$

${\text{ = 1 + }}\dfrac{{{\text{MB}}}}{{{\text{AM}}}}$

${\text{ = 1 + }}\dfrac{{\text{2}}}{{\text{5}}}$

${\text{ = }}\dfrac{{\text{7}}}{{\text{5}}}$

Also, $\quad {\text{MN}}\parallel {\text{BC}}$

$\therefore \quad \Delta {\text{AMN}}$ proportinate to $\Delta {\text{ABC}}$

Therefore, $\dfrac{{{\text{AM}}}}{{{\text{AB}}}}{\text{ = }}\dfrac{{{\text{AN}}}}{{{\text{AC}}}}{\text{ = }}\dfrac{{{\text{NM}}}}{{{\text{BC}}}}{\text{ = }}\dfrac{{\text{5}}}{{\text{7}}}$ .

6. Draw a circle of radius $4cm$. Construct a pair of tangents to it, the angle between which is $6{0^\circ }$. Also, justify the construction. Measure the distance between the center of the circle and the point of intersection of tangents. In order to draw the pair of tangents, we follow the following steps

Ans:

Steps of construction:

1. Take a point ${\text{O}}$ on the plane of the paper and draw a circle of radius ${\text{OA = 4cm}}$ .

2. Produce ${\text{OA}}$ to ${\text{B}}$ such that ${\text{OA = AB = 4cm}}$ .

3. Taking ${\text{A}}$ as the centre draw a circle of radius ${\text{AO}} = {\text{AB}} = 4{\text{cm}}$ . Suppose it cuts the circle drawn in step 1 at ${\text{P}}$ and ${\text{Q}}$ .

4. Join ${\text{BP}}$ and ${\text{BQ}}$ to get desired tangents.

Justification:

In $\delta {\text{OAP}}$ , we have

${\text{OA = OP = 4cm}}$ (Radius)

Also, ${\text{AP = 4cm}}$

$ (\because $ Radius of circle with centre ${\text{A)}}$

$\therefore \Delta {\text{OAP}}$ is equilateral $\Rightarrow \angle {\text{PAO}} = {60^\circ } \Rightarrow \angle {\text{BAP}} = {120^\circ }$

In $\vartriangle {\text{BAP}}$ , we have

${\text{BA}} = {\text{AP}}$ and $\angle {\text{BAP}} = {120^\circ }$

$\therefore \angle {\text{ABP}} = \angle {\text{APB}} = {30^\circ } \Rightarrow \angle {\text{PBQ}} = {60^\circ }$

7. Draw a triangle $ABC$ in which $AB = 4cm, BC = 6cm$ and $AC = 9cm$ . Construct a triangle similar to $\vartriangle ABC$ with scale factor $\dfrac{3}{2}$ . Justify the construction. Are the two triangles congruent? Note that all the three angles and two sides of the two triangles are equal.

Ans:

Steps of construction:

1. Draw a line segment ${\text{BC = 6cm}}$ .

2. Taking ${\text{B}}$ and ${\text{C}}$ as centres, draw two arcs of radii ${\text{4cm}}$ and ${\text{9cm}}$ intersecting each other at ${\text{A}}$

3. Join ${\text{BA}}$ and ${\text{CA}}$ .

$\delta {\text{ABC}}$ is the required triangle.

4. From ${\text{B}}$ , draw any ray ${\text{BX}}$ downwards making an acute angle $\angle {\text{CBX}}$

5. Mark three points ${{\text{B}}_1},{{\text{B}}_2},{{\text{B}}_3}$ , on ${\text{BX}}$ , such that ${\text{B}}{{\text{B}}_1} = {{\text{B}}_1}{{\text{B}}_2} = {{\text{B}}_2}{{\text{B}}_3}$ .

6. Join ${{\text{B}}_2}{\text{C}}$ and from ${{\text{B}}_3}$ draw ${{\text{B}}_3}{\text{M}}\parallel {{\text{B}}_2}{\text{C}}$ intersecting ${\text{BC}}$ at ${\text{M}}$

7. From point ${\text{M}}$ , draw ${\text{MN}}\parallel {\text{CA}}$ intersecting the extended line segment ${\text{BA}}$ to ${\text{N}}$ . Then $\delta {\text{NBM}}$ is the required triangle whose sides are equal to $\dfrac{3}{2}$ of the $\vartriangle {\text{ABC}}$ .

Justification:

Here, ${{\text{B}}_{\text{3}}}{\text{M}}\parallel {{\text{B}}_{\text{2}}}{\text{C}}$

\[\therefore \quad \dfrac{{{\text{BC}}}}{{{\text{CM}}}} = \dfrac{2}{1}\]

Now,

$\dfrac{{{\text{BM}}}}{{{\text{BC}}}} = \dfrac{{{\text{BC + CM}}}}{{{\text{BC}}}}$

$= 1 + \dfrac{{{\text{CM}}}}{{{\text{BC}}}}$

$= 1 + \dfrac{1}{2}$

$= \dfrac{3}{2}$

Also, ${\text{MN}}\parallel {\text{CA}}$

$\therefore \vartriangle {\text{ABC}}$ proportinate to $\Delta {\text{NBM}}$

Therefore, $\dfrac{{{\text{NB}}}}{{{\text{AB}}}} = \dfrac{{{\text{NM}}}}{{{\text{AC}}}} = \dfrac{{{\text{BM}}}}{{{\text{BC}}}} = \dfrac{3}{2}$

The two triangles are not congruent because, if two triangles are congruent, then they have same shape and same size. Here, all the three angles are same but three sides are not same i.e., one side is different.

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