Ex. 6.6 Q8 Triangles Solution - NCERT Maths Class 10

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In Fig. below, two chords \(AB\) and \(CD\) of a circle intersect each other at the point \(P\) (when produced) outside the circle.

Prove that:

(i) \(\Delta {\text{ }}PAC{\text{ }}\text{~}{\text{ }}\Delta {\text{ }}PDB\)

(ii) \(PA. PB = PC. PD \)

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Text Solution


(i) Exterior angle of a cyclic quadrilateral is equal to the opposite interior angle.


Draw \(AC\)

(i) In, \(\Delta PAC,\,\,\Delta PDB\)

\[\begin{align} & \angle APC=\angle BPD\,\,\, \\ & (\text{Common}\,\text{angle}) \\ & \\ & \angle PAC=\angle PDB\,\, \\ & \left( \begin{array} & \text{Exterior angle of a cyclic} \\  \,\text{quadrilateral is equal to the} \\  \text{interior opposite angle} \\ \end{array} \right)\, \\ & \\ & \Rightarrow \Delta PAC~\sim \Delta \text{PDB}\, \\ \end{align}\]

(ii) In, \(\Delta PAC,\,\,\Delta PDB\)

\[\begin{align} &\frac{{PA}}{{PD}} = \frac{{PC}}{{PB}} = \frac{{AC}}{{BD}}\\ &\frac{{PA}}{{PD}} = \frac{{PC}}{{PB}}\\ &PA \cdot PB = PC \cdot PD \end{align}\]

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