Q. 143.6( 36 Votes )

The diagonals of a q

Answer :

Given: ABCD is a trapezium with AB || CD and the diagonals AC and BD intersect at 'O'.
To prove: =
In the figure consider the triangle OAB and OCD
 ∠DOC = ∠ΑOB   (Vertically opposite angles are equal)
since AB || DC,
∠DCO = ∠OAB   (Alternate angles are equal) 
∴ By AA corollary of similar triangles.
∴ Δ OAB ∼ Δ OCB When the two triangle are similar, the side are proportionally.
Cross-multiplying, we get,

Hence proved.

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