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ABCD is a trapezium in which AB || DC and its diagonals intersect each other at the point O. Show that (AO)/(BO) = (CO)/(DO) - Mathematics

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ABCD is a trapezium in which AB || DC and its diagonals intersect each other at the point O. Show that `(AO)/(BO) = (CO)/(DO)`

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Solution

Draw a line EF through point O, such that EF || CD

In ΔADC, EO || CD

By using basic proportionality theorem, we obtain

`(AE)/(ED) = (AO)/(OC) ........(1)`

In ΔABD, OE || AB

So, by using basic proportionality theorem, we obtain

`(ED)/(AE) = (OD)/(BO)`

`=> (AE)/(ED) = (BO)/(OD)  .....(2)`

From equations (1) and (2), we obtain

`(AO)/(OC) = (BO)/(OD)`

`⇒ (AO)/(BO) = (OC)/(OD)`

Concept: Similarity of Triangles
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NCERT Class 10 Maths
Chapter 6 Triangles
Exercise 6.2 | Q 9 | Page 129
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