# The distance of P from the centre of the circle is :

The length of tangent drawn from an external point P to a circle of radius 5 cm is 12 cm. The distance of P from the centre of the circle is

- 7 cm
- 9 cm
- 13 cm
- 12 cm

**Answer: (3) 13 cm **

**Explanation:-**

According to the question look in below diagram –

Then, the distance of P from the centre of the circle is 13 cm.

Hence, the correct answer is option (3) 13 cm.