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## Chapter 1: Similarity

### Balbharati solutions for Mathematics 2 Geometry 10th Standard SSC Maharashtra State Board Chapter 1 Similarity Practice Set 1.1 [Pages 5 - 6]

Base of a triangle is 9 and height is 5. Base of another triangle is 10 and height is 6. Find the ratio of areas of these triangles.

In the given figure, BC ⊥ AB, AD ⊥ AB, BC = 4, AD = 8, then find \[\frac{A\left( ∆ ABC \right)}{A\left( ∆ ADB \right)} .\]

In adjoining figure, seg PS ⊥ seg RQ seg QT ⊥ seg PR. If RQ = 6, PS = 6 and PR = 12, then Find QT.

In the following figure, AP ⊥ BC, AD || BC, then Find A(∆ABC): A(∆BCD).

In adjoining figure PQ ⊥ BC, AD⊥ BC then find following ratios.

(i) \[\frac{A\left( ∆ PQB \right)}{A\left( ∆ PBC \right)}\]

(ii) \[\frac{A\left( ∆ PBC \right)}{A\left( ∆ ABC \right)}\]

(iii) \[\frac{A\left( ∆ ABC \right)}{A\left( ∆ ADC \right)}\]

(iv) \[\frac{A\left( ∆ ADC \right)}{A\left( ∆ PQC \right)}\]

### Balbharati solutions for Mathematics 2 Geometry 10th Standard SSC Maharashtra State Board Chapter 1 Similarity Practice Set 1.2 [Pages 13 - 15]

Identify ray PM is the bisector of ∠QPR.

Identify ray PM is the bisector of ∠QPR.

Identify ray PM is the bisector of ∠QPR.

In ∆PQR, PM = 15, PQ = 25 PR = 20, NR = 8. State whether line NM is parallel to side RQ. Give reason.

In ∆MNP, NQ is a bisector of ∠N. If MN = 5, PN = 7 MQ = 2.5 then Find QP.

Measures of some angles in the figure are given. Prove that \[\frac{AP}{PB} = \frac{AQ}{QC}\]

In trapezium ABCD, side AB || side PQ || side ∆C, AP = 15, PD = 12, QC = 14, Find BQ.

Find QP using given information in the figure.

In the given figure, if AB || CD || FE then Find x and AE.

In ∆LMN, ray MT bisects ∠LMN If LM = 6, MN = 10, TN = 8, then Find LT.

In ∆ABC, seg BD bisects ∠ABC. If AB = *x*, BC = *x *+ 5, AD = *x *– 2, DC = *x *+ 2, then find the value of *x. *

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In the given figure, X is any point in the interior of triangle. Point X is joined to vertices of triangle. Seg PQ || seg DE, seg QR || seg EF. Fill in the blanks to prove that, seg PR || seg DF.

**Proof : **In Δ XDE, PQ || DE ........ ___________

`therefore "XP"/([ ]) = ([ ])/"QE"` ..... (I) (Basic proportionality theorem)

In Δ XEE, QR || EF ........ _________

`therefore ([ ])/([ ]) = ([ ])/([ ])` .......(II) _________________

`therefore ([ ])/([ ]) = ([ ])/([ ])` ....... from (I) and (II)

∴ seg PR || seg DE ........... (converse of basic proportionality theorem)

In ∆ABC, ray BD bisects ∠ABC and ray CE bisects ∠ACB. If seg AB ≅ seg AC then prove that ED || BC.

### Balbharati solutions for Mathematics 2 Geometry 10th Standard SSC Maharashtra State Board Chapter 1 Similarity Practice Set 1.3 [Pages 21 - 22]

In the given figure, ∠ABC = 75°, ∠EDC = 75° state which two triangles are similar and by which test? Also write the similarity of these two triangles by a proper one to one correspondence.

Are the triangles in the given figure similar? If yes, by which test ?

As shown in the given figure, two poles of height 8 m and 4 m are perpendicular to the ground. If the length of shadow of smaller pole due to sunlight is 6 m then how long will be the shadow of the bigger pole at the same time ?

In ∆ABC, AP ⊥ BC, BQ ⊥ AC B– P–C, A–Q – C then prove that, ∆CPA ~ ∆CQB. If AP = 7, BQ = 8, BC = 12 then Find AC.

** **In trapezium PQRS, side PQ || side SR, AR = 5AP, AS = 5AQ then prove that, SR = 5PQ

In trapezium ABCD, side AB || side DC, diagonals AC and BD intersect in point O. If AB = 20, DC = 6, OB = 15 then Find OD.

◻ABCD is a parallelogram point E is on side BC. Line DE intersects ray AB in point T. Prove that DE × BE = CE × TE.

In the given figure, seg AC and seg BD intersect each other in point P and \[\frac{AP}{CP} = \frac{BP}{DP}\] Prove that, ∆ABP ~ ∆CDP

In the given figure, in ∆ABC, point D on side BC is such that, ∠BAC = ∠ADC. Prove that, CA^{2} = CB × CD

### Balbharati solutions for Mathematics 2 Geometry 10th Standard SSC Maharashtra State Board Chapter 1 Similarity Practice Set 1.4 [Page 25]

The ratio of corresponding sides of similar triangles is 3 : 5; then Find the ratio of their areas.

If ∆ABC ~ ∆PQR and AB : PQ = 2 : 3, then fill in the blanks.

\[\frac{A\left( ∆ ABC \right)}{A\left( ∆ PQR \right)} = \frac{{AB}^2}{......} = \frac{2^2}{3^2} = \frac{......}{.......}\]

If ∆ABC ~ ∆PQR, A (∆ABC) = 80, A (∆PQR) = 125, then fill in the blanks. \[\frac{A\left( ∆ ABC \right)}{A\left( ∆ . . . . \right)} = \frac{80}{125} \therefore \frac{AB}{PQ} = \frac{......}{......}\]

∆LMN ~ ∆PQR, 9 × A (∆PQR ) = 16 × A (∆LMN). If QR = 20 then Find MN.

Areas of two similar triangles are 225 sq.cm. 81 sq.cm. If a side of the smaller triangle is 12 cm, then Find corresponding side of the bigger triangle.

∆ABC and ∆DEF are equilateral triangles. If A(∆ABC) : A (∆DEF) = 1 : 2 and AB = 4, find DE.

In the given figure 1.66, seg PQ || seg DE, A(∆PQF) = 20 units, PF = 2 DP, then Find A(◻DPQE) by completing the following activity.

### Balbharati solutions for Mathematics 2 Geometry 10th Standard SSC Maharashtra State Board Chapter 1 Similarity Problem Set 1 [Pages 26 - 29]

**Select the appropriate alternative.**

In ∆ABC and ∆PQR, in a one to one correspondence \[\frac{AB}{QR} = \frac{BC}{PR} = \frac{CA}{PQ}\]

∆PQR ~ ∆ABC

∆PQR ~ ∆CAB

∆CBA ~ ∆PQR

∆BCA ~ ∆PQR

If in ∆DEF and ∆PQR, ∠D ≅ ∠Q, ∠R ≅ ∠E then which of the following statements is false?

\[\frac{EF}{PR} = \frac{DF}{PQ}\]

\[\frac{DE}{PQ} = \frac{EF}{RP}\]

\[\frac{DE}{QR} = \frac{DF}{PQ}\]

\[\frac{EF}{RP} = \frac{DE}{QR}\]

In ∆ABC and ∆DEF ∠B = ∠E, ∠F = ∠C and AB = 3DE then which of the statements regarding the two triangles is true ?

The triangles are not congruent and not similar

The triangles are similar but not congruent.

The triangles are congruent and similar.

None of the statements above is true.

∆ABC and ∆DEF are equilateral triangles, A (∆ABC) : A (∆DEF) = 1 : 2

If AB = 4 then what is length of DE?

\[2\sqrt{2}\]

4

8

\[4\sqrt{2}\]

In the given figure, seg XY || seg BC, then which of the following statements is true?

`"AB"/"AC" = "AX"/"AY"`

`"AX"/"XB" ="AY"/"AC"`

`"AX"/"YC" = "AY"/"XB"`

`"AB"/"YC" = "AC"/"XB"`

In ∆ABC, B – D – C and BD = 7, BC = 20 then Find following ratio.

\[\frac{A\left( ∆ ABD \right)}{A\left( ∆ ADC \right)}\]

In ∆ABC, B – D – C and BD = 7, BC = 20 then Find following ratio.

\[\frac{A\left( ∆ ABD \right)}{A\left( ∆ ABC \right)}\]

In ∆ABC, B – D – C and BD = 7, BC = 20 then Find following ratio.

\[\frac{A\left( ∆ ADC \right)}{A\left( ∆ ABC \right)}\]

Ratio of areas of two triangles with equal heights is 2 : 3. If base of the smaller triangle is 6 cm then what is the corresponding base of the bigger triangle ?

In the given figure, ∠ABC = ∠DCB = 90° AB = 6, DC = 8 then \[\frac{A \left( ∆ ABC \right)}{A \left( ∆ DCB \right)} = ?\]

In the given figure, PM = 10 cm A(∆PQS) = 100 sq.cm A(∆QRS) = 110 sq.cm then Find NR.

∆MNT ~ ∆QRS. Length of altitude drawn from point T is 5 and length of altitude drawn from point S is 9. Find the ratio \[\frac{A\left( ∆ MNT \right)}{A\left( ∆ QRS \right)}\]

In the given figure, A – D– C and B – E – C seg DE || side AB If AD = 5, DC = 3, BC = 6.4 then Find BE.

In the given figure, seg PA, seg QB, seg RC and seg SD are perpendicular to line AD. AB = 60, BC = 70, CD = 80, PS = 280 then Find PQ, QR and RS.

In ∆PQR seg PM is a median. Angle bisectors of ∠PMQ and ∠PMR intersect side PQ and side PR in points X and Y respectively. Prove that XY || QR.

In the given fig, bisectors of ∠B and ∠C of ∆ABC intersect each other in point X. Line AX intersects side BC in point Y. AB = 5, AC = 4, BC = 6 then find \[\frac{AX}{XY}\]

In ▢ABCD, seg AD || seg BC. Diagonal AC and diagonal BD intersect each other in point P. Then show that \[\frac{AP}{PD} = \frac{PC}{BP}\]

In the given fig, XY || seg AC. If 2AX = 3BX and XY = 9. Complete the activity to Find the value of AC.

In the given figure, the vertices of square DEFG are on the sides of ∆ABC. ∠A = 90°. Then prove that DE^{2} = BD × EC (Hint: Show that ∆GBD is similar to ∆CFE. Use GD = FE = DE.)

## Chapter 1: Similarity

## Balbharati solutions for Mathematics 2 Geometry 10th Standard SSC Maharashtra State Board chapter 1 - Similarity

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