If from an external point B of a circle with centre 0,
Question:

If from an external point B of a circle with centre 0, two tangents BC and BD are drawn such that ∠DBC = 120°, prove that BC + BD = B0 i.e., BO = 2

BC.

Solution:

Two tangents BD and BC are drawn from an external point B.

To prove $\quad B O=2 B C$

Given, $\angle D B C=120^{\circ}$

Join $O C, O D$ and $B O$.

 

Since, $B C$ and $B D$ are tangents.

$\therefore \quad O C \perp B C$ and $O D \perp B D$

We know, $O B$ is a angle bisector of $\angle D B C$.

$\therefore$ $\angle O B C=\angle D B O=60^{\circ}$

In right angled $\triangle O B C$, $\cos 60^{\circ}=\frac{B C}{O B}$

$\Rightarrow$ $\frac{1}{2}=\frac{B C}{O B}$

$\Rightarrow$ $O B=2 B C$

Also, $B C=B D$

[tangent drawn from internal point to circle are equal]

$\therefore$ $O B=B C+B C$

$\Rightarrow$ $O B=B C+B D$

 

 

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