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

  1. 7 cm
  2. 9 cm
  3. 13 cm
  4. 12 cm
Anurag Mishra Professor Asked on 27th December 2015 in Maths.
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Answer:  (3) 13 cm 

Explanation:-
According to the question look in below diagram – 

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


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

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

Anurag Mishra Professor Answered on 27th December 2015.
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