In the Given Figure, Po ⊥ Qo. the Tangents to the Circle at P and Q Intersect at a Point T. Prove that Pq and Otare Right Bisector of Each Other. - Mathematics

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In the given figure, PO \[\perp\]  QO. The tangents to the circle at P and Q intersect at a point T. Prove that PQ and OTare right bisector of each other.

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Solution

In the given figure,

PO = OQ (Since they are the radii of the same circle)

PT = TQ (Length of the tangents from an external point to the circle will be equal) Now considering the angles of the quadrilateral PTQO, we have,

`∠POQ=90^o` (Given in the problem)

`∠OPT=90^o` (The radius of the circle will be perpendicular to the tangent at the point of contact)

`∠ TQO=90^o` (The radius of the circle will be perpendicular to the tangent at the point of contact)

We know that the sum of all angles of a quadrilateral will be equal to `360^o`. Therefore,

`∠ POQ+∠TQO+∠OPT+∠PTQ=360^o`

`90^O+90^O+90^O+∠ PTQ=360^o`

`∠ PTQ=90^o`

Thus we have found that all angles of the quadrilateral are equal to 90°.

Since all angles of the quadrilateral PTQO are equal to 90° and the adjacent sides are equal, this quadrilateral is a square.

We know that in a square, the diagonals will bisect each other at right angles.

Therefore, PQ and OT bisect each other at right angles.

Thus we have proved.

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Chapter 8: Circles - Exercise 8.2 [Page 40]

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