ABCD is a parallelogram. The circle through A, B and C intersect CD (produced if necessary) at E. Prove that AE = AD.
It can be observed that ABCE is a cyclic quadrilateral and in a cyclic quadrilateral, the sum of the opposite angles is 180°.
∠AEC + ∠CBA = 180°
∠AEC + ∠AED = 180° (Linear pair)
∠AED = ∠CBA ... (1)
For a parallelogram, opposite angles are equal.
∠ADE = ∠CBA ... (2)
From (1) and (2),
∠AED = ∠ADE
AD = AE (Angles opposite to equal sides of a triangle)
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