# How many tangents can a circle have?

**Solution:**

A tangent to a circle is a line that intersects the circle at only one point. On every point on the circle, one tangent can be drawn as shown in the figure below.

As per the above diagram, we see that a circle can have infinitely many tangents.

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

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## How many tangents can a circle have?

NCERT Solutions Class 10 Maths Chapter 10 Exercise 10.1 Question 1

**Summary:**

A circle can have tangents on every point on it. Hence, a circle can have infinitely many tangents

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