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In quadrilateral ACBD, AC = AD and AB bisects ∠A (See the given figure). Show that ΔABC ≅ ΔABD. What can you say about BC and BD? - Mathematics

In quadrilateral ACBD, AC = AD and AB bisects ∠A (See the given figure). Show that ΔABC ≅ ΔABD. What can you say about BC and BD?

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Solution

In ΔABC and ΔABD,

AC = AD (Given)

∠CAB = ∠DAB (AB bisects ∠A)

AB = AB (Common)

∴ ΔABC ≅ ΔABD (By SAS congruence rule)

∴ BC = BD (By CPCT)

Therefore, BC and BD are of equal lengths.

Concept: Criteria for Congruence of Triangles
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NCERT Class 9 Mathematics Textbook
Chapter 7 Triangles
Exercise 7.1 | Q 1 | Page 118
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