In the given figure, E is any point on median AD of a ΔABC. Show that ar (ABE) = ar (ACE)
AD is the median of ΔABC. Therefore, it will divide ΔABC into two triangles of equal areas.
∴ Area (ΔABD) = Area (ΔACD) ... (1)
ED is the median of ΔEBC.
∴ Area (ΔEBD) = Area (ΔECD) ... (2)
On subtracting equation (2) from equation (1), we obtain
Area (ΔABD) − Area (EBD) = Area (ΔACD) − Area (ΔECD)
Area (ΔABE) = Area (ΔACE)
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