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# Construct a tangent to a circle of radius 4 cm from a point which is at a distance of 6 cm from its centre

**Solution:**

Steps of Construction

1. Construct a circle of __radius__ 4 cm. Consider O as the centre of the circle.

2. Let us take a point M which is at 6 cm away from the radius.

3. Join OM and bisect it. With M and O as centres and radius more than half of it, construct two arcs on either side of the line OM. Let the arc meet at A and B where M_{1} is the midpoint of OM.

4. Take M1 as centre and M_{1}O as the radius, construct a circle to intersect circle with radius 4 cm and the centre O at two points P and Q

5. Now join PM and QM. So PM and QM are the required __tangents__ from M to O and radius 4 cm.

Therefore, the figure is drawn.

**✦ Try This: **Construct a tangent to a circle of radius 5 cm from a point which is at a distance of 7 cm from its centre.

**☛ Also Check:** NCERT Solutions for Class 10 Maths Chapter 11

**NCERT Exemplar Class 10 Maths Exercise 10.3 Problem 4**

## Construct a tangent to a circle of radius 4 cm from a point which is at a distance of 6 cm from its centre

**Summary:**

A tangent to a circle of radius 4 cm from a point which is at a distance of 6 cm from its centre is constructed

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