In the given figure, common tangents PQ and RS to


In the given figure, common tangents PQ and RS to two circles intersect at A. Prove that PQ = RS.


The figure given in the question is

We know from the property of tangents that the length of two tangents drawn from a common external point will be equal. Therefore,

PA = RA …… (1)

AQ = AS …… (2)

Let us add equation (1) and (2)

PA + AQ = RA + AS


Thus we have proved that PQ = RS.

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