How to Construct a Tangent of a Circle

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A tangent line touches upon how many points on a circle?

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1. What is geometric construction?

2. To construct the tangent of a circle that passes through a point on the circle, what do you need to construct first?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Determine what you know about constructing the tangent of a circle by answering this multiple-choice quiz/worksheet. Topics you'll be covering include the number of points on a circle that is touched by a tangent line and a description of geometric construction.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be responsible for these topics:

  • The first step in constructing the tangent on a circle that passes through the circle
  • The number of possible tangents when constructing the tangent of a circle with an outside point
  • Requirement to construct the tangent of two circles

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - use your knowledge to answer the tangent of a circle practice problems
  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can correctly define geometric construction
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the number of points on a circle touched by a tangent line

Additional Learning

The lesson called How to Construct a Tangent of a Circle will help you to learn more about the following points:

  • Definition of a tangent
  • Midpoint of a line with your compass
  • Tangent through two circles
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