Ex 10.6, 1 (Optional) - Prove that line of centers of two intersecting

Ex 10.6, 1 (Optional) - Chapter 10 Class 9 Circles - Part 2

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Question 1 Prove that the line of centers of two intersecting circles subtends equal angles at the two points of intersection. Given: Two intersecting circles where PQ is the line joining the centers and A, B are the points of intersection To Prove: PQ subtends equal angles at A & B i.e. ∠PAQ = ∠PBQ Construction: Join PA, PB, QA & QB Proof: In ∆PAQ & PBQ, PA = PB QA = QB PQ = PQ ∆ PAQ ≅ ∆ PBQ ∴ PAQ = ∠PBQ Hence Proved (Radii of the same circle) (Radii of the same circle) (Common Side) (SSS Congruency Rule) (By CPCT)

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