In the given figure, ABCDE is a pentagon. A line through B parallel to AC meets DC produced at F. Show that
(i) ar (ACB) = ar (ACF)
(ii) ar (AEDF) = ar (ABCDE)
(i) ΔACB and ΔACF lie on the same base AC and are between
The same parallels AC and BF.
∴ Area (ΔACB) = Area (ΔACF)
(ii) It can be observed that
Area (ΔACB) = Area (ΔACF)
⇒ Area (ΔACB) + Area (ACDE) = Area (ACF) + Area (ACDE)
⇒ Area (ABCDE) = Area (AEDF)
Video Tutorials For All Subjects
- Corollary: Triangles on the same base and between the same parallels are equal in area.