Exercise 9.3 Part 2

Question 5: D, E and F are respectively the mid-points of the sides BC, CA and AB of a ΔABC. Show that

  1. BDFE is a parallelogram
  2. ar(DEF) = ¼ ar(ABC)
  3. ar(BDEF) = ½ ar(ABC)



From mid-point theorem; BD||EF
BD = ½ BC (Because D is midpoint)
Hence, EF = BD
As EF = BD
So, BDFE is a parallelogram

Similarly, it can be proved that EFDC and AEDF are parallelograms.
As BD = CD = EF
Hence, ar(BDFE) = ar(EFDC)
In triangles BED and EFD;
So, from SSS theorem; ΔBDE ≈ ΔEFD
Similarly, it can be proven that ΔEFD ≈ ΔCDF
Similarly, it can be proven that ΔEFD ≈ ΔFEA
Hence, ar(DEF) = ¼ ar(ABC)
As parallelogram BDFE is composed of two triangles
Hence, ar(BDFE) = ½ ar(ABC) proved.

Question 6: In the given figure, diagonals AC and BD of quadrilateral ABCD intersect at O such that OB = OD. If AB = CD, then show that

  1. ar(DOC) = ar(AOB)
  2. ar(DCB) = ar(ACB)
  3. DA||CB or ABCD is a parallelogram

(Hint: From D and B, draw perpendiculars to AC. )

Answer: (i) In triangles DOC and AOB;
DC = AB (given)
DO = BO (given)
Angle DOC = Angle AOB (Vertically opposite angles)
Hence, from SAS theorem; ΔDOC ≈ ΔAOB
Hence, ar(DOC) = ar(AOB)

(ii) In triangles DCB and ACB;
DC = AB (Given)
CB = CB (Common side)
Hence, from SSS theorem; ΔDCB ≈ ΔACB
Hence, ar(DCB) = ar(ACB) Proved

(iii) As opposite sides are equal hence, the quadrilateral ABCD is a parallelogram and DA||CB is proved.

Question 7: D and E are points on sides AB and AC respectively of ΔABC such that ar(DBC) = ar(EBC). Prove that DE||BC.



Since ar(DBC) = ar(EBC)
And these triangles have a common base, i.e. BC
Hence, they must be having the same altitude.
So, they are between same parallels.
Hence, DE||BC proved.

Question 8: XY is a line parallel to side BC of a triangle ABC. If BE||AC and CF||AB meet XY at E and F respectively, show that ar(ABE) = ar(ACF)


Answer: BEYC is a parallelogram because EB||YC (Given EB||AC) and EY||BC (because XY ||BC)
In triangle AEB and parallelogram BEYC;
ar(AEB) = ½ ar(BEYC) (because triangle and parallelogram are between same parallels.)
Similarly, ar(ACF) = ½ ar(BXFC) (because triangle and parallelogram are between same parallels).
Now, ar(BEYC) = ar(BXFC) (because they are between same parallels)
Hence, ar(AEB) = ar(ACF) proved

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