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# Prove that the tangents drawn at the ends of a diameter of a circle are parallel. Q.4

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What is the way to solve this question of class 10th of ncert math of circles chapter of exercise 10.2 of math of question no.4, how i prove this question i don’t know how to solve this problem please give me the best and simple way to solveĀ  this problem Prove that the tangents drawn at the ends of a diameter of a circle are parallel.

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1. First, draw a circle and connect two points A and B such that AB becomes the diameter of the circle. Now, draw two tangents PQ and RS at points A and B respectively.

Now, both radii i.e. AO and OB are perpendicular to the tangents.

So, OB is perpendicular to RS and OA perpendicular to PQ

So, ā OAP = ā OAQ = ā OBR = ā OBS = 90Ā°

From the above figure, angles OBR and OAQ are alternate interior angles.

Also, ā OBR = ā OAQ and ā OBS = ā OAP (Since they are also alternate interior angles)

So, it can be said that line PQ and the line RS will be parallel to each other. (Hence Proved).

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