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April 7, 2020

How to Pursue Mathematics after High School?

For Students who are passionate for Mathematics and want to pursue it for higher studies in India and abroad.

Try this beautiful problem from PRMO, 2018 based on Angles in a circle.

Angles in a circle | PRMO | Problem 8

Let AB be a chord of circle with centre O. Let C be a point on the circle such that \(\angle ABC\) = \(30^{\circ}\) and
O lies inside the triangle ABC. Let D be a point on AB such that \(\angle DCO\) = \(\angle OCB\) = \(20^{\circ}\). Find the
measure of \(\angle CDO\) in degrees.

  • \(75^{\circ}\)
  • \(80^{\circ}\)
  • \(60^{\circ}\)

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PRMO-2018, Problem 8

Pre College Mathematics

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Angles in a circle

We have to find out the \(\angle CDO\).If we can find out the value of \(\angle ODC\) & \(\angle COD\)...then we can easily find out the value of \(\angle CDO\)

Can you now finish the problem ..........

For \(\angle ODC\) & \(\angle COD\) ,we have to find all the angles of the triangles using cyclic property and given data.such as OB=OC,so \(\angle OBC=\angle OCB\).\(\angle ABC=30\) So the \(\angle ABO=30-20\)

Can you finish the problem........

Angles in a circle

Given \(\angle OCB = 20^{\circ}\)
\(\angle OBC = 20^{\circ}\)[as OB=OC ,radius of the circle]
\(\angle OBA =\angle ABC -\angle OBC=30^{\circ}-20^{\circ}=10^{\circ}\)
\(\angle OAB = 10^{\circ}\)[as OB=OA,radius of the circle]
\(\angle BOC =180-\angle OBC-\angle OCB=180-20-20=140\),

Now \(\angle BOC =140^{\circ} \Rightarrow \angle A = 70°\)[since an arc subtends double angle compare to circumference]
\(\angle OAC=\angle BAC -\angle BAO=70-10= 60^{\circ}\)
\(\angle ACD = 40^{\circ}\)
Now C is circumcenter of \(\triangle AOD\)
as \(\angle OCD = 2\angle OAD\)
\(\angle AOD =\frac{1}{2}\angle OAD = 20^{\circ}\)

\(\angle DOC = \angle AOD + \angle AOC\)
= 20 + 60
= 80
\(\angle ODC = 180 – (\angle DOC + \angle OCD)\)
= 180 – (80 + 20)
= 80°

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