Question 3

# AB is the chord of a circle with centre O and DOC is a line segement originating from a point D on the circle and intersecting AB produced at C such that BC = OD. If $$\angle$$BCD =$$20^{\circ}$$, then $$\angle$$AOD =?

Solution

It is given that OD = BC and OD = OB (radii of circle)

=> OB = BC

=> $$\angle$$ BCO = $$\angle$$ BOC = $$20^\circ$$ Â (Angle opposite to equal sides are equal)

Then, $$\angle$$ OBC = $$180^\circ-(\angle BCO +\angle BOC)$$

=> $$\angle$$ OBC = $$180^\circ-20^\circ-20^\circ=140^\circ$$

Also, $$\angle$$ OBA + $$\angle$$ OBC = $$180^\circ$$ Â  (Linear pair)

=> $$\angle$$ OBA = $$\angle$$ OAB = $$180^\circ-140^\circ=40^\circ$$

Now, $$\angle$$ AOB = $$180^\circ-(\angle OAB +\angle OBA)$$

=> $$\angle$$ AOB = $$180^\circ-40^\circ-40^\circ=100^\circ$$

$$\therefore$$Â $$\angle$$ AOD = $$180^\circ-(\angle AOB +\angle BOC)$$ Â  (Linear pair)

= $$180^\circ-100^\circ-20^\circ=60^\circ$$

=> Ans - (D)

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