If the non-parallel sides of a trapezium are equal, prove that it is cyclic.
Consider a trapezium ABCD with AB | |CD and BC = AD.
Draw AM ⊥ CD and BN ⊥ CD.
In ΔAMD and ΔBNC,
AD = BC (Given)
∠AMD = ∠BNC (By construction, each is 90°)
AM = BN (Perpendicular distance between two parallel lines is same)
∴ ΔAMD ≅ ΔBNC (RHS congruence rule)
∴ ∠ADC = ∠BCD (CPCT) ... (1)
∠BAD and ∠ADC are on the same side of transversal AD.
∠BAD + ∠ADC = 180° ... (2)
∠BAD + ∠BCD = 180° [Using equation (1)]
This equation shows that the opposite angles are supplementary.
Therefore, ABCD is a cyclic quadrilateral.
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