Q. 94.8( 5 Votes )

In the triangle ABC, AD is perpendicular on the bisector of ABC. From the point D, a straight line DE parallel to the side BC is drawn which intersects the side AC at the point E. Let us prove that AE = EC.

Answer :


We extend the perpendicular till F such that it intersects the line BC at point F.


As BG is the angle bisector of ABC,


ABD = FBD = θ


Since AD is perpendicular to BG, so BAD = 90 – θ


In ΔABF, as sum of all sides of triangle is equal to 180°


ABF + BAF + BFA = 180


2θ + (90 – θ) + BFA = 180


BFA = 90 – θ


We know that sides opposite to equal angles in a triangle are equal and as BFA = BAD.


BA = BF


In ΔBAD and ΔBFD,


ABD = FBD (given)


ADB = FDB = 90° (given)


BA = BF (proved above)


ΔBAD ΔBFD by RHS congruency.


AD = DF, that is, D is the midpoint of AF.


Now, In ΔACF, as D is midpoint of AF and DE || FC, then by applying theorem:-


Through the mid-point of any side, if a line segment is drawn parallel to second side, then it will bisect the third side and the line segment intercepted by the two sides of the triangle is equal to half of the second side, we get,


E is the midpoint of AC


AE = EC, hence proved.


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