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Diagonals of a trapezium ABCD with AB || DC intersect each other at the point O. If AB = 2CD, find the ratio of the areas of triangles AOB and COD. - CBSE Class 10 - Mathematics

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Diagonals of a trapezium ABCD with AB || DC intersect each other at the point O. If AB = 2CD, find the ratio of the areas of triangles AOB and COD.

 

Solution

Since AB || CD,

∴ ∠OAB = ∠OCD and ∠OBA = ∠ODC (Alternate interior angles)

In ΔAOB and ΔCOD,

∠AOB = ∠COD (Vertically opposite angles)

∠OAB = ∠OCD (Alternate interior angles)

∠OBA = ∠ODC (Alternate interior angles)

∴ ΔAOB ∼ ΔCOD (By AAA similarity criterion)

`:.(ar(ΔAOB))/(ar(COD)) = ((AB)/(CD))^2`

Since AB = 2 CD

`:. (ar(triangleAOB))/(ar(triangleCOD)) =((2CD)/(CD))^2 =4/1=4:1`

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 NCERT Solution for Mathematics Textbook for Class 10 (2019 to Current)
Chapter 6: Triangles
Ex. 6.40 | Q: 2 | Page no. 143

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