Prove that the perpendicular at the point of contact to the tangent to a circle passes through the centre of the circle.
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Draw a circle with centre O. draw a tangent PR touching circle at P.Draw QP perpendicular to RP at point P, Qp lies in the circle.Now, angle OPR = 90 degree (radius perpendicular to tangent) also angle QPR = 90 degree (given)
Therefore angle OPR = angle QPR. This is possible only when O lies on QP. Hence, it is proved that the perpendicular at the point of contact to the tangent to a circle passes through the centre.
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Draw a cricle with centre o
draw a tangent pr touching circle at p
draw qp perpendecular to rp at p, qp lies in in the circle
now, angle QPR=90 degree(radius perpendecular to tangent)
also angleQPR =90degree (given)
therefore angle oqr =angle qpr possible only when o lies on qp ,proved
we have to prove that the perpendicular line being discussed here is Diameter to the circle!