Point of Tangency: Definition & Example


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Which of the following diagrams shows a line tangent to a circle?

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1. In the diagram below, which point is a point of tangency?

2. Which of the following diagrams shows a point of tangency?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Find out how much you know about points of tangency as you complete this quiz. You will need to be able to read diagrams in order to answer these questions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With this quiz you can test your ability to identify:

  • Lines tangent to a circle
  • Points of tangency
  • The term for a single point shared between a line and a curve

Skills Practiced

Questions on this quiz will test your knowledge and give you the opportunity to practice these abilities:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on points of tangency
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve point of tangency practice problems
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how many times a tangent to a curve touches the curve

Additional Learning

If you intend to learn more about this subject, information is available to you within the lesson titled Point of Tangency: Definition & Example. Study to discover information about:

  • Tangents to circles in geometry
  • Points of tangency with various shapes
  • Tangency with graphs