In the diagram shown, O and P are centres, LMN is a common tangent and MT a common chord.
i) Prove that OLMT and PNMT are cyclic quadrilaterals.
ii) Prove that triangle LMT is similar to triangle TNP.
For ii), the solution gave:
In triangles LTM and TNP,
Angle LMT = Angle TPN (exterior angle of cyclic quad. equal to interior remote angle)
PT = PN (equal radii)
LM = MT (tangents from external point equal)
Therefore, triangle LMT is similar to triangle TNP (corresponding sides about equal angles)
Could someone explain me how PT = PN and LM = MT works to prove the triangles are similar?
Thanx a lot!