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Q.1. Draw a line segment AB of length 5.4 cm. Divide it into six equal parts. Write the steps of construction.

Steps of Construction:
1. Draw a line segment AB of given length 5. 4cm.
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2. Draw a ray, AZ, originating from A and making an acute angle with line segment AB.
3. Taking A as center draw an arc cutting at A1 on the ray.
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4. As we have to divide the line into 6 equal parts, With the same radius and taking A1 as center draw another arc on the ray.
5. Repeat till we get A6.
6. Join A6 with B.
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7. Now draw lines parallel to A6B from A1,A2,A3,A4 and A5 as well, which cut the line segment AB at K,L,M,N and O respectively.
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8. Then AK,KL,LM,MN,NO,OB are the required 6 equal parts of line AB.


Q.2. Draw a line segment AB of length 6. 5 cm and divide it in the ratio 4 : 7. Measure each of the two parts.

Steps of Construction:
1. Draw a line segment AB of length 6. 5cm.
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2. Draw a ray AZ making an acute angle with the line AB.
3. As we have to divide the line in the ratio of 4 : 7. So we will make 4 + 7 = 11 points along AZ.
4. Along AZ we mark 11 arcs taking A as starting point for the first, A1 as starting point for second and so on till A11.
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5. Join the A11B.
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6. With the help of these arcs this line can be divided into 11 equal points.
7. In our case of 4 : 7, we join the 4th point i. e. A4 with the line AB such that the line A4P is parallel to line A11B.
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8. P is the required point, the point that divides the line in ratio of 4 : 7.
Length of AP = 2. 4cm (approximately )
Length of PB = 4. 1cm (approximately )
AP+PB = 2. 4+4. 1 = 6. 5 = AB.


Q.3. Construct a ΔABC in which BC = 6. 5 cm, AB = 4. 5 cm and ∠ABC = 60°. Construct a triangle similar to this triangle whose sides are 3/4 of the corresponding sides of ∠ABC.

Steps of Construction:
1. First we draw a triangle ABC of given dimensions.
2. Draw a line segment BC of length 6. 5 cm.
3. From B, make an angle of 60° and draw a ray from B.
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4. Now taking B as center and radius of 4. 5 cm (length of AB), draw an arc on the ray. The point is A.
5. Join AC.
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6. Now we have to make a triangle which is 3/4 times of this triangle.
7. Draw a ray BZ making an acute angle with the line BC. Make 4 equal arcs starting from B then B1 and so on till B4.
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8. Join B4C. Draw a line from B3 parallel to B4C cutting BC at C’.
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9. Draw another line from C’ parallel to CA cutting AB at A’.
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10. A’BC’ is our required triangle.


Q.4. Construct a ΔABC in which BC = 5 cm, ∠C = 60° and altitude from A equal to 3 cm. Construct a ΔADE similar to ΔABC such that each side of ΔADE is 3/2 times the corresponding side of ΔABC. Write the steps of construction.

Steps of Construction:
1. First we have to draw triangle of the given dimensions.
2. Draw a line l.
3. Take any point S on this line, and draw an angle of 90° from this point.
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4. From S, draw an arc of length 3cm(length of altitude) cutting the perpendicular at A.
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5. From A draw an angle of 30°, which cuts line l at C.
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6. From C, draw an arc of length 5cm( length of BC) cutting line l at B.
7. Join AB. Then ABC is the triangle of given dimensions.
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8. Draw a ray AP making an acute angle with the line AB.
9. As we have to make a triangle ADE which is 3/2 times of this triangle, i. e. a bigger triangle. We extend AB to Y and AC to Z.
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10. With A as center draw an arc on the ray AP. Then A1 as center and same radius draw another arc till we get A3.
11. Join A2B.
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12. From A3 draw a line parallel to A2B cutting the AY at D.
13. From D, draw a line parallel to BC, cutting AZ at E.
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14. Then ADE is the required triangle.


Q.5. Construct an isosceles triangle whose base is 9 cm and altitude 5 cm. Construct another triangle whose sides are 3/4 of the corresponding sides of the first isosceles triangle.

Steps of Construction:
1. Draw a line segment AB of length 9 cm.
2. Now as we know that the altitude of the isosceles triangle is also the bisector of the base line. So we draw a perpendicular bisector of line BC.
3. We cut an arc of length 5 cm( length of altitude). The arc cut point is C.
4. Join AB and AC. ABC is the triangle of the given dimensions.
5. Now we have draw a triangle which is 3/4 times of this triangle.
6. Draw a ray from A making an acute angle with AB. Make 4 equal arcs along the ray, i. e. A1, A2, A3, and A4.
7. Join A4B.
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8. From A3, draw a line parallel to A4B cutting AB at B’.
9. From B’, draw another line parallel to BC cutting AC at C’.
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10. AB’C’ is our required triangle.


Q.6. Draw a ΔABC, right-angled at B such that AB = 3 cm and BC = 4 cm. Now, construct a triangle similar to ΔABC, each of whose sides is 7/5 times the corresponding side of ΔABC.

Steps of Construction:
1. First we have to draw a triangle of given dimensions.
2. Draw a line segment of length BC of length 4cm.
3. Make an angle of 90° at B.
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4. cut an arc of radius 3 cm taking B as center on the ray BY. The arc cut point is A.
5. Join AC. ABC is the right angled triangle with the given dimensions.
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6. Now we have to make a triangle which 7/5 times of this triangle, that is bigger than this triangle.
7. So we extend the line BC along C to X and BA along A to Y.
8. Draw a ray BZ making an acute angle with BC.
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9. Make 7 equal arcs along BZ starting from B then B1 and so on till B7.
10. Join B5C.
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11. From B7 draw a ray parallel to B5C cutting the BX at C’.
12. From C’, draw another ray parallel to CA cutting BY at A’.
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13. Then A’BC’ is our required triangle.


Q.7. Draw a circle of radius 4.8 cm. Take a point P on it. Without using the centre of the circle, construct a tangent at the point P. Write the steps of construction.

Steps of Construction:
1. Draw a circle of radius 4. 8 cm.
2. Take any point P on this circle. We have to draw tangent to this circle passing through P.
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3. Draw any chord PA.
4. Take a point B in the major arc. Join BA and BP.
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5. Draw angle ABP = angle APX.
6. Extend XP along P to Y.
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7. then XY is the required tangent.


Q.8. Draw a circle of radius 3. 5 cm. Draw a pair of tangents to this circle which are inclined to each other at an angle of 60°. Write the steps of construction.

Steps of Construction:
1. Draw a circle with center O and radius of length 3. 5cm.
2. We then draw any diameter POQ of this circle.
3. We then draw an angle ROQ = 60°.
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4. Draw angle of 90° from P and R.
5. Extend both the rays. The point where both the points intersect is S.
6. Then PS and RS are the required tangents.
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Q.9. Draw a circle of radius 4 cm. Draw tangent to the circle making an angle of 60° with a line passing through the centre.

Steps of Construction:
1. Draw a circle with center O and radius of length 4cm.
2. Draw any radius OP of this circle.
3. Extend OP to Q.
4. Draw angle AOP = 30°.
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5. From A, draw angle of 90°.
6. The two lines intersect each other at B.
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7. Then BA is the required tangent as angle ABP = 60°


Q.10. Draw two concentric circles of radii 4 cm and 6 cm. Construct a tangent to the smaller circle from a point on the larger circle. Measure the length of this tangent.

Steps of Construction:
1. With O as a center, draw a circle of radius of 4cm and another circle of radius 6cm.
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2. Mark any point A on the bigger circle.
3. Join OA. Draw perpendicular bisector of OA.
4. The perpendicular bisector XY of OA intersects OA at B.
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5. With B as center and radius of length OB (or BA), draw a circle.
6. This circle intersects the smaller circle(of radius 4cm) at P and Q.
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7. Join AP and AQ.
8. Then AP and AQ are the required tangents.
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9. The measured length of AP and AQ is 4. 4cm (approximately).

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