.
Hence, the construction is justified.
Question: 5
Draw a line segment AB of length 8 cm. Taking A as
centre, draw a circle of radius 4 cm and taking B as
centre, draw another circle of radius 3 cm.
Construct tangents to each circle from the centre of
the other circle.
Solution:
The following steps are to be followed in the
construction of the tangents to the circle.
Steps of construction:
1. Draw a line of length 8 cm and draw two
circles with centres A and B and radius 4 and
3 cm respectively.
2. Bisect AB at the point C
3. Draw a circle as origin C and radius AC that
intersects the circles at points P, Q, R, and S.
4. Join BP, BQ, AS, and AR.
The required tangents are BP, BQ, AS and AR.