Tangent of a Circle: Definition & Theorems


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A radius drawn to a tangent line forms what type of angle?

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1. A tangent to a circle is a line that:

2. Which of the following shows circles that are tangent to each other?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and attached worksheet will help gauge your understanding of tangents and the theorems associated with them. Topics you will need to know in order to pass the quiz include tangent lines and circles.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These geometry assessments will require you to:

  • Know the type of angle formed when tangent line is drawn from a radius
  • Understand the relationship between a tangent and a circle
  • Identify tangents

Skills practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related geometry lesson on tangents of a circle
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding tangent theorems and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify lines and circles tangent to a given circle

Additional Learning

To learn more about tangents, review the lesson titled Tangent of a Circle, which will meet these objectives:

  • Define tangent of a circle
  • Use an imaginary scenario to better illustrate the concept of tangent lines
  • Identify two tangent theorems