In the given figure, PA and PB are the tangent segments to a circle with center 0. Show that the points A, O, B and P are concyclic.

Given: PA and PB are tangents to a circle with center O

To show : A, O, B and P are concyclic i.e. they lie on a circle i.e. AOBP is a cyclic quadrilateral.

Proof:

OB ⏊ PB and OA ⏊ AP

[Tangent at any point on the circle is perpendicular to the radius through point of contact]

∠OBP = ∠OAP = 90°

∠OBP + ∠OAP = 90 + 90 = 180°

AOBP is a cyclic quadrilateral i.e. A, O, B and P are concyclic.

[ As we know if the sum of opposite angles in a quadrilateral is 180° then quadrilateral is cyclic]

Hence Proved.

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