Prove that a diameter AB of a circle bisects all those chords which are parallel to the tangent at the point A. - Mathematics

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Prove that a diameter AB of a circle bisects all those chords which are parallel to the tangent at the point A.

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Solution

Given, AB is a diameter of the circle.

A tangent is drawn from point A.

Draw a chord CD parallel to the tangent MAN.

So, CD is a chord of the circle and OA is a radius of the circle.

∴ ∠MAO = 90°   ...[Tangent at any point of a circle is perpendicular to the radius through the point of contact]

⇒ ∠CEO = ∠MAO  ...[Corresponding angles]

∴ ∠CEO = 90°

Thus, OE bisects CD,  ...[Perpendicular from centre of circle to chord bisects the chord]

Similarly, diameter AB bisects all chords which are parallel to the tangent at the point A.

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Chapter 9: Circles - Exercise 9.3 [Page 108]

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Chapter 9 Circles
Exercise 9.3 | Q 10 | Page 108
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Chapter 8 Circles
Exercise 8.2 | Q 8 | Page 33

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