# If one diagonal of a trapezium divides the other diagonal in the ratio 1:2. Prove that one of the parallel sides is double the other.

Given: BD divides the diagonal AC in ratio 1:2

To Prove: DC = 2 AB

Proof:

In, ΔAOB and ΔCOD

OAB = OCD [ Alternate angles are equal as AB || CD]

ABO = ODC [Alternate angles are equal as AB || CD]

Therefore, Δ AOB ≈ Δ COD By AAA Similarity

Now as both the triangles are similar we can say that,

As

[ Given]

We can say that

And therefore by cross multiplying, CD = 2 AB

Hence, Proved.

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