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Question 5:

Prove that the perpendicular at the point of contact to the tangent to a circle passes through the centre.

Answer:

Let us consider a circle with centre O. Let AB be a tangent which touches the circle at P.

We have to prove that the line perpendicular to AB at P passes through centre O. We shall prove this by contradiction method.

Let us assume that the perpendicular to AB at P does not pass through centre O. Let it pass thro...

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