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# Two Circle Intersect at P and Q. Through P, a Straight Line Apb is Drawn to Meet the Circles in a and B. Through Q, a Straight Line is Drawn to Meet the Circles at C and D. Prove that Ac is Parallel - ICSE Class 10 - Mathematics

ConceptTangent Properties - If Two Circles Touch, the Point of Contact Lies on the Straight Line Joining Their Centers

#### Question

Two circle intersect at P and Q. through P, a straight line APB is drawn to meet the circles in A
and B. Through Q, a straight line is drawn to meet the circles at C and D. prove that AC is
parallel to BD.

#### Solution

Join AC, PQ and BD
∴ ∠CAP + ∠PQC = 180°         ………….(i)
(pair of opposite in a cyclic quadrilateral are supplementary)
∴ ∠PQD + ∠DBP = 180°         ………….(ii)
(pair of opposite angles in a cyclic quadrilateral are supplementary)
Again, ∠PQC + ∠PQD = 180°      …………. (iii)
(CQD is a straight line)

Using (i), (ii) and (iii)
∴ ∠CAP + ∠DBP = 180° Or

∴ ∠CAB + ∠DBA =180°
We know, if a transversal intersects two lines such That a pair of interior angles on the same side of the Transversal is supplementary, then the two lines are parallel
∴  AC || BD

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Solution Two Circle Intersect at P and Q. Through P, a Straight Line Apb is Drawn to Meet the Circles in a and B. Through Q, a Straight Line is Drawn to Meet the Circles at C and D. Prove that Ac is Parallel Concept: Tangent Properties - If Two Circles Touch, the Point of Contact Lies on the Straight Line Joining Their Centers.
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