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## CBSE Class 10 Maths Chapter 10 Notes Circles

### Circles Class 10 Notes Understanding the Lesson

1. Circle: A circle is a collection of all points in a plane which are at a constant distance from a fixed point. Here

Fixed point is called centre of the circle. Constant distance is called radius of the circle.

2. Considering a circle with centre ‘O’ and radius V and a line T in a plane.

Three different situations are there:

- When there is no common point between the circle and the line. Then the line is known as a non¬intersecting line
- When the line passes the circle in two points, the line is called a secant
- When a line meets the circle at a point, the line is called a tangent

The point at which the tangent touches the circle is called point of contact.

Facts related to tangent of circle.

Given: A circle with centre 0 and radius r.

A tangent XY at point P to the circle.

To prove: OP ⊥ XY

Construction: Take a point Q on XY other than P. Join OQ.

Proof: Point Q lies outside the circle.

If point Q lies inside the circle then XY will become a secant and not a tangent to the circle.

∴ OQ > OP

which is true for every point on the line XY except the point P.

⇒ OP is the shortest of all the distances of the point O to the points of XY.

OP ⊥ XY

[ ∵ Shortest length from the point outside the line to the line is perpendicular]

Remark: A line drawn through the end point of radius and perpendicular to it, is the tangent to the circle.

Theorem 10.2: The lengths of tangents drawn from an external point to a circle are equal.

Given: PT and PS are tangents from point P to circle with centre 0.

To prove: PT = PS

Construction: Join OP, OT and OS.

Proof: In ΔOTP and ΔOSP

OT = OS [Radii of same circle]

OP = QP

∠OTP = ∠OSP [Each 90º]

∴ ΔOTP ≅ ΔOSP [RHS]

⇒ PT = PS [CPCT]

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