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Expert-verified Found in: Page 337 ### Geometry

Book edition Student Edition
Author(s) Ray C. Jurgensen, Richard G. Brown, John W. Jurgensen
Pages 227 pages
ISBN 9780395977279 # $\overline{SR}$ is tangent to $\odot P$ and $\odot Q$.$QT=6,\text{}TR=8,\text{}PR=30.$$PQ=?,\text{}PS=?,\text{}ST=?$ The required values are,

$PQ=20,PS=18\text{and}ST=16$

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## Step 1. Given information.

$\odot P$ Any $\overline{SR}$ is tangent to $\odot P$ and $\odot Q$. Also $QT=6,TR=8\text{and}PR=30$.

## Step 2. Concept used.

Applying Pythagoras in triangle $\Delta RTQ$ to find the value of $PQ$.

Here, $\Delta RTQ$ is right angle triangle,

$\begin{array}{l}Q{R}^{2}={6}^{2}+{8}^{2}\\ Q{R}^{2}=36+64\\ QR\text{\hspace{0.17em}\hspace{0.17em}\hspace{0.17em}\hspace{0.17em}}=10\end{array}$

As value of ,

$\begin{array}{l}PQ=30-10\\ PQ=20\end{array}$

## Step 3. Let ST be x and SP be y.

Here, $\overline{TQ}||\overline{SP}$

Then,

$\begin{array}{l}\frac{8}{10}=\frac{x}{20}\\ x\text{\hspace{0.17em}\hspace{0.17em}\hspace{0.17em}\hspace{0.17em}}=\frac{8\cdot \text{ }20}{10}\\ x\text{\hspace{0.17em}\hspace{0.17em}\hspace{0.17em}\hspace{0.17em}}=16\end{array}$

Same way,

$\begin{array}{l}\frac{8}{6}=\frac{24}{y}\\ y\text{\hspace{0.17em}\hspace{0.17em}\hspace{0.17em}\hspace{0.17em}}=\frac{24\cdot \text{ }6}{8}\\ y\text{\hspace{0.17em}\hspace{0.17em}\hspace{0.17em}\hspace{0.17em}}=18\end{array}$

Therefore, the values are, $PQ=20,PS=18\text{and}ST=16$. ### Want to see more solutions like these? 