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**Class 9 Mathematics** **Important Questions Circle**

**Very Short Answer Type Questions:**

**Question. If O is the centre of the circle, then find the value of x in the given figure. **

**Ans.** In ΔACE,

∠ACE = 90° (Angle in a semi circle)

Now, ∠CAE + ∠ACE + ∠AEC = 180°

⇒ ∠CAE + 90° + 45° = 180°

⇒ ∠CAE = 180° – 135° = 45°

Also, ∠CDE = ∠CAE = 45°

(Angles in same segment are equal)

∴ x = 45°

**Question. Two chords AB and CD of a circle are parallel and a line l is the perpendicular bisector of AB.****Show that l bisects CD. ****Ans.** We know that the perpendicular bisector of any chord of a circle always passes through the centre of the circle. Since l is the perpendicular bisector of AB. Therefore, l passes through the

centre of the circle. But l ⊥ AB and AB || CD ⇒ l ⊥ CD.

Thus l ⊥ CD and passes through the centre of the circle.

So, l is the perpendicular bisector of CD also.

**Question. In the given figure, if ∠POQ = 80°, then find ∠PAQ and ∠PCQ. **

**Ans.** We know that, the angle subtended by an arc at the centre is double the angle subtended by it at any point on the remaining part of the circle.

∴ ∠PAQ = ∠PCQ =1/2 ∠POQ = 1/2 × 80° = 40°

**Question. In a cyclic quadrilateral ABCD, if ∠A = 3∠C. Find ∠A. **

**Ans.** Since ABCD is a cyclic quadrilateral.

∴ ∠A + ∠C = 180°

⇒ 3∠C + ∠C = 180° ⇒ ∠C = 45°

∴ ∠A = 3 × 45° = 135°

**Question. In the given figure, O is the centre of the circle, ∠AOC = 45° and ∠COB = 35°. Find the measure of ∠ADB. **

**Ans. **∠AOB = ∠AOC + ∠COB

= 45° + 35° = 80°

Now, 2∠ADB = ∠AOB

(Angle subtended at centre is double the angle subtended at remaining part of the circle)

⇒ 2∠ADB = 80° ⇒ ∠ADB = 40°

**Short Answer Type Questions:**

**Question. In the given figure, AB is a diameter of the circle with centre O. If AC and BD are perpendicular on a line PQ, and BD meets the circle at E, prove that AC = ED.**

**Ans.** Join AE.

Now, ∠AEB = 90°

[Angle in a semicircle]

But, BED being a straight line,

we have,

∠AEB + ∠AED = 180°

⇒ 90° + ∠AED = 180°

⇒ ∠AED = 90°

Now, ∠EAC + ∠ACD + ∠CDE + ∠AED = 360°

[Sum of the angles of quadrilateral EACD is 360°]

⇒ ∠EAC + 90° + 90° + 90° = 360°

⇒ ∠EAC = 90°

Thus, each angle of quadrilateral EACD is 90°

So, EACD is a rectangle.

∴ AC = ED [Opposite sides of a rectangle].

**Question. In the given figure, chord ED is parallel to the diameter AC of the circle. Given ∠CBE = 25°.****If ∠DEC = 1/k × 455°, then find the value of k. **

**Ans.** Consider the arc CDE. We find that ∠CBE and CAE are the angles in the same segment of arc CDE.

∴ ∠CAE = ∠CBE

⇒ ∠CAE = 25° [Q ∠CBE = 25°]

Since AC is the diameter of the circle and the angle in a semi-circle is a right angle. Therefore, ∠AEC = 90°.

Now, in ΔACE, we have

∠ACE + ∠AEC + ∠CAE = 180°

⇒ ∠ACE + 90° + 25° = 180° ⇒ ∠ACE = 65°

But ∠DEC and ∠ACE are alternate angles, because AC || DE.

∴ ∠DEC = ∠ACE = 65°

⇒ (1/k) × 455° = 65° ⇒ k = 7

**Question. In the given figure, A, B, C and D, E, F are two sets of collinear points. Prove that AD || CF. **

**Ans.** In order to prove that

AD || CF, it is sufficient to prove

that ∠1 + ∠3 = 180°

Since ABED is a cyclic

quadrilateral.

∴ ∠1 + ∠2 = 180° …(i)

Now, BCFE is a cyclic quadrilateral and in a cyclic quadrilateral an exterior angle is equal to the interior opposite angle.

∴ ∠2 = ∠3 …(ii)

From (i) and (ii), we get ∠1 + ∠3 = 180°

Hence, AD || CF

**Question. Prove that the mid-point of the hypotenuse of a right triangle is equidistant from its vertices. ****Ans.** Let ΔABC be a right triangle such that ∠BAC = 90°.

Let O be the mid-point of the hypotenuse BC.

Then, OB = OC.

With O as centre and OB as radius, draw a circle. Clearly this circle passes through the points B and C. If possible, suppose this circle does not pass through A. Let it meet BA produced at A′. Then,

∠BA′C = 90° ( Angle in a semicircle is 90°)

But, ∠BAC = 90°

∴ ∠BA′C = ∠BAC

This is not possible, because an exterior angle of a triangle can never be equal to its interior opposite angle.

Thus, ∠BA′C = ∠BAC ⇒ A′ coincides with A

So, the circle which passes through B and C also passes through A.

Consequently, OA = OB = OC = radius of the circle.

Hence, the mid-point O of the hypotenuse BC of right triangle ABC is equidistant from its vertices.

**Question. In the given figure, O is the centre of the circle and the measure of ∠ABC is 130°. **

**Find the value of (∠AOC − ∠ADC ) /25°****Ans.** ∴ ABCD is a cyclic quadrilateral

∴ ∠ABC + ∠ADC = 180°

⇒ 130° + ∠ADC = 180° ⇒ ∠ADC = 50°

Since, angle subtended by arc at centre is double the angle subtended by it at any point on the remaining part of circle.

∴ ∠AOC = 2∠ADC = 100°

Now, ∠AOC – ∠ADC / 25° = (100° – 50°) / 25° = 50° / 25° = 2

**Question. In the given figure, O is the centre of the circle and ∠DAB = 50°. Find the values of x and y. **

**Ans.** ABCD is a cyclic quadrilateral.

∴ 50° + y = 180°

⇒ y = 130°

Clearly, ΔOAB is an isosceles triangle with OA = OB.

∴ ∠OBA = ∠OAB = 50°

⇒ ∠AOB = 180° – (50° + 50°) = 80°

Hence, x = 180° – 80° = 100°

**Question. A chord of circle of radius 12.5 cm with centre O is of length 15 cm. Find its distance (in cm) from the centre. ****Ans.** Let AB be the chord of length 15 cm.

Draw OP ⊥ AB

∴ P is the mid-point of chord AB

⇒ AP = 1/2 × 15 = 7.5 cm

Now, in right angled ΔAPO,

OP^{2} = AO^{2} – AP^{2}

= (12.5)2 – (7.5)2 = 156.25 – 56.25 = 100

∴ OP = 100 = 10 cm

**Question. In the given figure, AB = CD. Prove that BE = DE and AE = CE, where E is the point of intersection of AD and BC. **

**Ans.** In ΔAEB and ΔCED, we have

∠BAE = ∠DCE

[Angles in the same segment]

and ∠ABE = ∠CDE

[Angles in the same segment]

Also, AB = CD

∴ ΔAEB ≅ ΔCED [By ASA congruence]

⇒ AE = CE and BE = DE [C.P.C.T.]

**Question. Find the length of a chord which is at a distance of 8 cm from the centre of a circle of radius 17 cm.****Ans. ** Let AB be the chord of a circle of radius 17 cm.

Draw OL ⊥ AB, join OA.

In right angled ΔALO

AL = √OA^{2} −OL^{2}

= √172 − 82

= √289 − 64 = √225 = 15 cm

Since perpendicular from the centre to the chord bisects the chord.

∴ AB = 2AL = 2 × 15 cm = 30 cm

**Question. In a ΔABC, if ∠A = 60° and the altitudes from B and C meet AC and AB at P and Q, respectively and intersect each other at I. Then, Prove that APIQ is a cyclic quadrilaterals.****Ans.** ∠A = 60° (Given)

∠APB = 90° ( PB ⊥ AC)

and ∠AQC = 90° ( CQ ⊥ AB)

In quadrilateral APIQ,

∠P = 90°, ∠Q = 90°,

∠A = 60°

∴ ∠I = 360° – (90° + 90° + 60°)

= 120° …(i)

Now, we get ∠P + ∠Q = 180° and ∠A + ∠I = 180°

Hence, APIQ is a cyclic quadrilateral.

**Question. In the given figure, AB is a chord of a circle with centre O and BOC is a diameter. If OD ⊥ AB such that OD = 6 cm, then the value of AC is k × 3. Find the value of k.**

**Ans. **OD ⊥ AB ⇒ D is the midpoint of AB.

Also, O is the midpoint of BC.

Now, in ΔBAC, D is the midpoint of AB

and O is the midpoint of BC.

∴ By midpoint theorem,

OD =1/2 AC ⇒ AC = 2 × OD = (2 × 6) cm = 12 cm.

Now, AC = k × 3

⇒ 12 = k × 3 ⇒ k = 4 cm

**Question. Prove that any angle subtended by a minor arc in the alternate segment is acute and any angle subtended by a major arc in the alternate segment is obtuse.****Ans.** We known that, the angle subtended by an arc of a circle at its centre is twice the angle subtended by it at any point on the remaining part of the circle.

Since, PSQ is a minor arc and ∠PRQ is the angle formed by it in alternate segment.

∴ 2∠PRQ = ∠POQ

⇒ 2∠PRQ < 180° [Since, ∠POQ is an angle of ΔPOQ]

⇒ ∠PRQ < 90°

So, ∠PRQ is an acute angle.

Now, QRP is a major arc and ∠PSQ is the angle formed by it in the alternate segment.

∴ 2∠PSQ = Reflex ∠POQ

⇒ 2∠PSQ = 360° – ∠POQ

⇒ 2∠PSQ > 360° – 180° [Q ∠POQ < 180°]

⇒ ∠PSQ > 90°

Hence, ∠PSQ is an obtuse angle.

**Question. Two concentric circles with centre O have A, B, C, D as the points of intersection with the line l as shown in the figure. If AD = 12 cm and BC = 8 cm, then find the lengths of AB, CD, AC and BD. **

**Ans.** Since, OM ⊥ BC

∴ BM = CM = 1/2 BC = 4 cm [Perpendicular from the centre of a circle to a chord bisects the chord]

Similarly, OM ⊥ AD

⇒ AM = DM = 1/2 AD = 6 cm

Now, AB = AM – BM = (6 – 4) cm = 2 cm

Also, CD = DM – CM = (6 – 4) cm = 2 cm

AC = AB + BC = (2 + 8) cm = 10 cm

and BD = BC + CD = (8 + 2) cm = 10 cm

**Question. D and E are points on equal sides AB and AC of isosceles ΔABC such that AD = AE. Prove that****∠DBC + ∠CED = 180°.****Ans. **To prove BCED a cyclic quadrilateral, it is sufficient

to prove ∠CED + ∠DBC = 180°

We have, AB = AC ⇒ ∠ABC = ∠ACB

Now, AD = AE ⇒ ∠ADE = ∠AED

In ΔABC,

∠A + ∠ABC + ∠ACB = 180° …(i)

In ΔADE,

∠A + ∠ADE + ∠AED = 180° …(ii)

From (i) and (ii), we have

∠A + ∠ABC + ∠ACB = ∠A + ∠ADE + ∠AED

⇒ ∠ABC + ∠ABC = ∠ADE + ∠ADE

⇒ 2∠ABC = 2∠ADE

∠ABC = ∠ADE

∴ DE || BC

∴ ∠ABC + ∠BDE = 180° (Co-interior angles)

Now, as ∠ADE = ∠AED, ∴ ∠BDE = ∠CED

⇒ ∠DBC + ∠CED = 180°