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In Figure 2, Ab and Ac Are Tangents to the Circle with Centre O Such that ∠Bac = 40°. Then ∠Boc is Equal to - Mathematics

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Question

In Figure 2, AB and AC are tangents to the circle with centre O such that

∠BAC = 40°. Then ∠BOC is equal to

  • A. 40°

  • B. 50°

  • C. 140°

  • D. 150°

Solution

It is known that the tangent is perpendicular to the radius through the point of contact.

∴ ∠ABO = ∠ACO = 90°

Using angle sum property in quadrilateral ABOC:

∠ABO + ∠BOC + ∠ACO + ∠BAC = 360°

⇒ 90° + ∠BOC + 90° + 40° = 360°

⇒ ∠BOC + 220° = 360°

⇒ ∠BOC = 360° − 220° = 140°

The correct answer is C.

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Solution In Figure 2, Ab and Ac Are Tangents to the Circle with Centre O Such that ∠Bac = 40°. Then ∠Boc is Equal to Concept: Tangent to a Circle.
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