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

**Solution:**

Let's draw a tangent PQ to a circle as shown below.

As we know that, a tangent at any point of a circle is perpendicular to the radius through the point of contact.

At the point of contact P, RP is perpendicular to the tangent PQ.

We also know that the radius or diameter will always pass through the centre of the circle.

Therefore, PR passes through the centre O.

Hence it is proved that perpendicular PR of tangent PQ passes through centre O.

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

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

Maths NCERT Solutions Class 10 Chapter 10 Exercise 10.2 Question 5

**Summary:**

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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