CAT 2019 Question Paper (Slot 1) - Quant Question 3

Question 3

AB is a diameter of a circle of radius 5 cm. Let P and Q be two points on the circle so that the length of PB is 6 cm, and the length of AP is twice that of AQ. Then the length, in cm, of QB is nearest to


Since AB is a diameter,  AQB and APB will right angles.

In right triangle APB, AP = $$\sqrt{10^2-6^2}=8$$

Now, 2AQ=AP  => AQ= 8/2=4

In right triangle AQB, AP = $$\sqrt{10^2-4^2}=9.165$$ =9.1 (Approx)

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