# Fill in the blanks:

(i) A tangent to a circle intersects it in _____ point (s)

(ii) A line intersecting a circle in two points is called a _____

(iii) A circle can have _____ parallel tangents at the most

(iv) The common point of a tangent to a circle and the circle is called _____

**Solution:**

(i) A tangent to a circle is a line that intersects the circle at only one point.

**Answer: One**

(ii) Secant is a line that intersects the circle in two points.

**Answer: Secant**

(iii) A tangent at any point of a circle is perpendicular to the radius through the point of contact. An extended radius is a diameter that has two endpoints and hence two tangents that are parallel to themselves and perpendicular to the diameter.

**Answer: Two**

(iv) A tangent to a circle is a line that intersects the circle at only one point and that point is called a point of contact.

**Answer: Point of contact**

**Video Solution:**

## Fill in the blanks: (i) A tangent to a circle intersects it in _____ point (s). (ii) A line intersecting a circle in two points is called a _____. (iii) A circle can have _____ parallel tangents at the most. (iv) The common point of a tangent to a circle and the circle is called _____

### Maths NCERT Solutions Class 10 - Chapter 10 Exercise 10.1 Question 2:

Final Answer

(i) A tangent to a circle intersects it in __One__ point, (ii) A line intersecting a circle in two points is called a __ Secant__, (iii) A circle can have __ Two __parallel tangents at the most, and (iv) The common point of a tangent to a circle and the circle is called __Point of contact__.