Chapter 6.4, Problem 14E

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Textbook Problem

Construct the two tangent segments to circle

To determine

**To construct:**

Two tangent segments to a circle from an external point.

Explanation

The line that is perpendicular to the radius of a circle at its endpoint on the circle is a tangent to the circle. In the given figure,

**Given:**

The circle

**Construction Strategy:**

i) Draw a circle

ii) Take an external point

iii) Construct the perpendicular bisector of line

iv) With

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