Q. 484.6( 7 Votes )

# In figure, show that

Answer :

Given: AB and OF are two lines cut by the transversal BO. CE is joined. ∠ABO = 65° and ∠FEC = 145°.
Construction: Produce FE to cut BC at O.
Proof:  In Δ COE,  ∠FEC = 145° is the exterior angle.
... ∠FEC = ∠EOC + ∠OCE  (In a Δ the exterior angle is equal to sum of interior opposite angles).
145° = ∠EOC + 30°
∠EOC = 145° - 30° = 115° --------------- (1)
∠BOE and ∠EOC form a linear pair.
... ∠BOE + ∠EOC = 180° (Linear Pair Axiom).
∠BOE = 180° - 115°
= 65°
AB and OF are two lines cut by the transversal BO.
... ∠ ABO and ∠ BOE are alternate angle,
and ∠ BOE = ∠ ABO = 65°
Since alternate interior angles are equal.
... AB || EF.

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