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Do the following activity to draw tangents to the circle without using the center of the circle.

- Draw a circle with radius 3.5 cm and take any point C on it.
- Draw chord CB and an inscribed angle CAB.
- With the center A and any convenient radius, draw an arc intersecting the sides of angle BAC in points M and N.
- Using the same radius, draw an arc intersecting the chord CB at point R.
- Taking the radius equal to d(MN) and center R, draw an arc intersecting the arc drawn in the previous step. Let D be the point of intersection of these arcs. Draw line CD. Line CD is the required tangent to the circle.

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#### Solution

Concept: Construction of a Tangent to the Circle at a Point on the Circle

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