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Question 3

A tangent PQ at a point P of a circle of radius 5 cm meets a line through the centre O at a point Q so that OQ = 12 cm. Length PQ is:

Answer

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Find the zeroes of the following quadratic polynomials and verify the relationship between the zeroes and the coefficients.

(i) x

^{2}– 2x – 8 (ii) 4s^{2}– 4s + 1 (iii) 6x^{2}– 3 – 7x (iv) 4u^{2}+ 8u (v) t^{2 }– 15 (vi) 3x^{2 }– x – 4 - Q:-
A cottage industry produces a certain number of pottery articles in a day. It was observed on a particular day that the cost of production of each article (in rupees) was 3 more than twice the number of articles produced on that day. If the total cost of production on that day was Rs 90, find the number of articles produced and the cost of each article.

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Find two consecutive positive integers, sum of whose squares is 365.

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Is the following situation possible? If so, determine their present ages.

The sum of the ages of two friends is 20 years. Four years ago, the product of their ages in years was 48. - Q:-
Find a quadratic polynomial each with the given numbers as the sum and product of its zeroes respectively.

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Refer to Example 13. (i) Complete the following table:

(ii) A student argues that ‘there are 11 possible outcomes 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12. Therefore, each of them has a probability

Do you agree with this argument? Justify your answer.

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Find two numbers whose sum is 27 and product is 182.

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The graphs of y = p(x) are given in Fig. 2.10 below, for some polynomials p(x). Find the number of zeroes of p(x), in each case.

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Find the nature of the roots of the following quadratic equations. If the real roots exist, find them:

(i) 2x

^{2 }– 3x + 5 = 0 (iii) 2x^{2}– 6x + 3 = 0 - Q:-
Prove that 3 + 2√5 is irrational.

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Solve 2x + 3y = 11 and 2x – 4y = – 24 and hence find the value of ‘m’ for which y = mx + 3.

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Form the pair of linear equations for the following problems and find their solution by substitution method.

(i) The difference between two numbers is 26 and one number is three times the other. Find them.

(ii) The larger of two supplementary angles exceeds the smaller by 18 degrees. Find them.

(iii) The coach of a cricket team buys 7 bats and 6 balls for Rs. 3800. Later, she buys 3 bats and 5 balls for Rs. 1750. Find the cost of each bat and each ball.(iv) The taxi charges in a city consist of a fixed charge together with the charge for the distance covered. For a distance of 10 km, the charge paid is Rs. 105 and for a journey of 15 km, the charge paid is Rs. 155. What are the fixed charges and the charge per km? How much does a person have to pay for travelling a distance of 25 km?

(v) A fraction becomes, , if 2 is added to both the numerator and the denominator. If, 3 is added to both the numerator and the denominator it becomes Find the fraction.(vi) Five years hence, the age of Jacob will be three times that of his son. Five years ago, Jacob’s age was seven times that of his son. What are their present ages?

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Is it possible to design a rectangular park of perimeter 80 m and area 400 m

^{2}? If so, find its length and breadth. - Q:-
Find the roots of the following quadratic equations by factorisation:

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Two concentric circles are of radii 5 cm and 3 cm. Find the length of the chord of the larger circle which touches the smaller circle.

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In Fig. 10.11, if TP and TQ are the two tangents to a circle with centre O so that ∠ POQ = 110°, then ∠ PTQ is equal to

(A) 60° (B) 70°

(C) 80° (D) 90° - Q:-
A quadrilateral ABCD is drawn to circumscribe a circle (see Fig. 10.12). Prove that AB + CD = AD + BC

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A circus artist is climbing a 20 m long rope, which is tightly stretched and tied from the top of a vertical pole to the ground. Find the height of the pole, if the angle made by the rope with the ground level is 30° (see Fig. 9.11).

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Draw a circle and two lines parallel to a given line such that one is a tangent and the other, a secant to the circle.

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The altitude of a right triangle is 7 cm less than its base. If the hypotenuse is 13 cm, find the other two sides.

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