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# Circle Theorems Exam Questions

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(a)

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N o t d ra w n

a c c u ra te ly
y

(i)

## Find the value of x.

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(ii)

## Find the value of y.

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(b)

## PQ and PR are tangents to the circle centre O.

QPR is 65.

65

N o t d raw n
a c c u ra te ly

R
Calculate the size of angle QOR (marked z on the diagram).
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2.
N o t d ra w n a c c u ra te ly

40
x

(i)

(1)

(ii)

## Calculate the value of y.

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(1)

(b)

## A and C are points on the circumference of a circle centre B.

N o t d r a w n a c c u r a te ly

40

C
Explain why angle ABC is 100.
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(c)

## P is a point on the circumference of a circle with centre O.

PQ is a tangent of length 8 cm.
2
The area of triangle OPQ is 24 cm .

N o t d ra w n a c c u ra te ly
O

8 cm

## Calculate the area of the circle.

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(Total 7 marks)

3.

(a)

## The diagram shows a circle with centre O.

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O
x

N o t d ra w n a c c u ra te ly

## Work out the size of the angle marked x.

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(b)

## The diagram shows a different circle with centre O.

50
O

N o t d ra w n a c c u ra te ly

## Work out the size of the angle marked y.

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(1)

(c)

## A, B and C are points on the circumference of a circle with centre O.

BOC is a straight line.
Angle ABC = 20
A
N o t d ra w n a c c u ra te ly
B

20
O

## Work out the size of the angle marked z.

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(Total 4 marks)

4.

(a)

## Points P, Q, R and S lie on a circle.

PQ = QR
Angle PQR = 116
N o t d ra w n a c c u ra te ly
S
P

116

Q
Explain why angle QSR = 32.
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(2)

(b)

## The diagram shows a circle, centre O.

TA is a tangent to the circle at A.
Angle BAC = 58 and angle BAT = 74.

B
N o t d ra w n a c c u ra te ly
C
O
58

74
T

(i)

## Calculate angle BOC.

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Answer Angle BOC = ............................... degrees
(1)

(ii)

## Calculate angle OCA.

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Answer Angle OCA = ............................... degrees
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(Total 6 marks)

5.

## A, B, C and D are four points on the circumference of a circle.

The lines AB and DC are produced to meet at E.
Angle CBE = 67 and angle BEC = 35
A
N o t d ra w n a c c u ra te ly

x
B
67

35
D

(a)

(1)

(b)

## Work out the value of x.

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(3)
(Total 4 marks)

6.

(a)

## O is the centre of the circle.

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N o t d ra w n a c c u ra te ly

## Calculate the value of a.

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(2)

(b)

## O is the centre of the circle.

A, B, C and D are points on the circumference.
Angle AOC = 126
B
x

N o t d ra w n a c c u ra te ly

126
A

C
y
D

(i)

## Calculate the value of x.

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(1)

(ii)

## Calculate the value of y.

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(1)

(c)
P, Q, and R are points on the circumference of the circle.
NPT is the tangent to the circle at P.
Q

z
N

N o t d ra w n a c c u ra te ly

70

52
T

## Calculate the value of z.

Give a reason for each step of your working.
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(Total 7 marks)

7.

## A, B, C and D are points on the circumference of a circle.

AC is a diameter of the circle.
Angle BAC = 65

B
y

65
A

x
D
Not drawn accurately

(a)

(1)

(b)

## Calculate the value of y.

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(1)
(Total 2 marks)

8.

## A, B and C are points on the circumference of a circle with centre O.

BD and CD are tangents.
Angle BDC = 40
N o t d ra w n a c c u ra te ly

p
40

C
Not drawn accurately
(a)

## Work out the value of p.

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(b)

## Hence write down the value of q.

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(Total 3 marks)

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9.
In the diagram below points Q and S lie on a circle centre O.
SR is a tangent to the circle at S.
Angle QRS = 40 and angle SOQ = 80

O
80

40
S

## Not drawn accurately

Prove that triangle QSR is isosceles.
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(Total 3 marks)

10.

(a)

AOC = 130

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O
130

## Work out the size of angles ABC and ADC.

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(1)

(1)

(b)

## ABC are three points on the circumference of a circle centre O.

SCT is a tangent to the circle.
SCA = 56
COB = 130
Not drawn accurately

B
O

130

56
S

## Find the size of angle OBA.

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