Construct a tangent of a circle of radius 4cm from a point on the concentric circle of radius 6 cm.

Given: Radii of two co-centric circles.

To do: To construct a tangent of the circle with radius 4 cm from a point on the co-centric circle of radius 6cm.

Steps of construction

1. Draw two concentric circle with centre O and radii 4 cm and 6 cm Take a point P on the outer circle and then join OP 

2. Draw the perpendicular bisector of OP. Let the bisector intersects OP at M 

3. With M as the center and OM as the radius, draw a circle. Let it intersect the inner circle at A and B.

4. Join PA and PB. 

Therefore, PA and PB are the required tangents.


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Updated on: 10-Oct-2022


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