## NCERT Exemplar Class 10 Maths Chapter 6 Triangles

### NCERT Exemplar Class 10 Maths Chapter 6 Exercise 6.1

Choose the correct answer from the given four options:

Question 1.

In the figure, if ∠BAC = 90° and AD ⊥ BC. Then,

(A) BD . CD = BC^{2}

(B) AB . AC = BC^{2}

(C) BD . CD = AD^{2}

(D) AB . AC = AD^{2}

Solution:

(C)

In ∆ABC,

∠B + ∠BAC + ∠C = 180°

⇒ ∠B + 90° + ∠C = 180°

⇒ ∠B = 90° – ∠C

Similarly, In ∆ADC, ∠D AC = 90° – ∠C

In ∆ADB and ∆ADC,

∠D = ∠D = 90°

∠DBA = ∠D AC [each equal to (90° – ∠C)

∴ ∆ADB ~ ∆CDA

[by AA similarity criterion]

∴

⇒ BD . CD = AD^{2}

Question 2.

The lengths of the diagonals of a rhombus are 16 cm and 12 cm. Then, the length of the side of the rhombus is

(A) 9 cm

(B) 10 cm

(C) 8 cm

(D) 20 cm

Solution:

(B)

We know that the diagonals of a rhombus are perpendicular bisectors of each other.

Given, AC = 16 cm and BD = 12 cm

∴ AO = 8 cm, BO = 6 cm and ∠AOB = 90°

In right angled ∆AOB,

AB^{2} = AO^{2} + OB^{2} [by Pythagoras theorem]

⇒ AB^{2} = 8^{2} + 6^{2} = 64 + 36 = 100

∴ AB = 10 cm

Question 3.

If ∆ABC ~ ∆EDFand ∆ABC is not similar to ∆DEF, then which of the following is not true?

(A) BC . EF = AC . FD

(B) AB . EF = AC . DE

(C) BC . DE = AB . EF

(D) BC . DE = AB . FD

Solution:

(C)

Given, ∆ABC ~ ∆EDF

Hence, option (B) is true.

Question 4.

If in two triangles ABC and PQR, then

(A) ∆PQR ~ ∆CAB

(B) ∆PQR ~ ∆ABC

(C) ∆CBA ~ ∆PQR

(D) ∆BCA ~ ∆PQR

Solution:

(A)

Given, in triangles ABC and PQR,

which shows that sides of one triangle are proportional to the sides of the other triangle, then their corresponding angles are also equal, so by SSS similarity, triangles are similar i.e., ∆CAB ~ ∆PQR

Question 5.

In the figure, two line segments AC and BD intersect each other at the point P such that PA = 6 cm, PB = 3 cm, PC = 2.5 cm, PD = 5 cm, ∠APB = 50° and ∠CDP = 30°. Then, ∠ PBA is equal to

(A) 50°

(B) 30°

(C) 60°

(D) 100°

Solution:

(D): In ∆APB and ∆CPD, ∠APB = ∠CPD = 50°

[vertically opposite angles]

∴ ∆APB ~ ∆DPC [by SAS similarity criterion]

∴ ∠A = ∠D = 30° [corresponding angles of similar triangles]

In ∆APB, ∠A + ∠B + ∠APB = 180° [sum of angles of a triangle = 180°]

⇒ 30° + ∠B + 50° = 180°

∴ ∠B = 180° – (50° + 30°) = 100°

i.e., ∠PBA = 100°

Question 6.

If in two triangles DEF and PQR, ∠D = ∠Q and ∠R = ∠E, then which of the following is not true?

Solution:

(B)

Given, in ∆DEF and ∆PQR, ∠D = ∠Q, ∠R = ∠E

∴ ∆DEF ~ ∆QRP [by AAA similarity criterion]

⇒ ∠F = ∠P

[corresponding angles of similar triangles]

∴

Question 7.

In ∆ABC and ∆DEF, ∠B = ∠E, ∠F = ∠C and AB = 3 DE. Then, the two triangles are

(A) congruent but not similar

(B) similar but not congruent

(C) neither congruent nor similar

(D) congruent as well as similar

Solution:

(B)

In ∆ABC and ∆DEF, ∠B = ∠E,

∠F = ∠C and AB = 3DE

We know that, if in two triangles corresponding two angles are same, then they are similar by AA similarity criterion.

Since, AB ≠ DE

Therefore ∆ABC and ∆DEF are not congruent.

Question 8.

It is given that ∆ABC ~ ∆PQR with then equal to

(A) 9

(B) 3

(C)

(D)

Solution:

(A)

Given, ∆ABC ~ ∆QR and

We know that, the ratio of the areas of two similar triangles is equal to square of the ratio of their corresponding sides.

Question 9.

It is given that ∆ABC ~ ∆DFE, ∠A =30°, ∠C = 50°, AB = 5 cm, AC = 8 cm and DF= 7.5 cm. Then, the following is true:

(A) DE= 12 cm, ∠F= 50°

(B) DE= 12 cm, ∠F= 100°

(C) EF= 12 cm, ∠D = 100°

(D) EF= 12 cm, ∠D = 30°

Solution:

(B)

Given, ∆ABC ~ ∆DFE, then ∠A = ∠D = 30°, ∠C = ∠E = 50°

Hence, DE = 12 cm, ∠F = 100°

Question 10.

If in ∆ABC and ∆DEF, , then they will be similar, when

(A) ∠B = ∠E

(B) ∠A = ∠D

(C) ∠B = ∠D

(D) ∠A = ∠F

Solution:

(C)

Given, in ∆ABC and ∆EDF,

So, ∆ABC ~ ∆EDF if ∠B = ∠D [By SAS similarity criterion]

Question 11.

If ∆ABC ~ ∆QRP, , AB= 18 cm and BC = 15 cm, then PR is equal to

(A) 10 cm

(B) 12 cm

(C) cm

(D) 8 cm

Solution:

(A)

Given, ∆ABC ~ ∆QRP, AB = 18 cm and BC = 15 cm

Question 12.

If S is a point on side PQ of a ∆PQR such that PS = QS = RS, then

(A) PR – QR = RS^{2}

(B) QS^{2} + RS^{2} = QR^{2}

(C) PR^{2} + QR^{2} = PQ^{2}

(D) PS^{2} + RS^{2} = PR^{2}

Solution:

(C)

Given, in ∆PQR,

PS = QS = RS …………. (i)

In ∆PSR, PS = RS [from Eq(i)]

⇒ ∠1 = ∠2 ………… (ii)

[Angles opposite to equal sides are equal]

Similarly, in ∆RSQ, RS = SQ

⇒ ∠3 = ∠4 …………. (iii)

[angles opposite to equal sides are equal]

Now, in ∆PQR, sum of angles = 180°

⇒ ∠P + ∠Q + ∠P = 180°

⇒ ∠2 + ∠4 + ∠1 + ∠3 = 180°

⇒ ∠1 + ∠3 + ∠1 + ∠3 = 180°

⇒ 2(∠1 + ∠3) = 180°

⇒ ∠l + ∠3 = = 90°

∴ ∠R = 90°

In ∆PQR, by Pythagoras theorem,

PR^{2} + QR^{2} = PQ^{2}

### NCERT Exemplar Class 10 Maths Chapter 6 Exercise – 6.2

Question 1.

Is the triangle with sides 25 cm, 5 cm and 24 cm a right triangle? Give reasons for your answer.

Solution:

False

Let a = 25 cm, b = 5 cm and c = 24 cm

Now, b^{2} + c^{2} = (5)^{2} + (24)^{2}

= 25 + 576 = 601 ≠ (25)^{2}

Hence, given sides do not make a right triangle because it does not satisfy the property of Pythagoras theorem.

Question 2.

It is given that ∆DEF ~ ∆RPQ. Is it true to say that ∠D = ∠R and ∠F = ∠P? Why?

Solution:

False

We know that, if two triangles are similar, then their corresponding angles are equal.

∴ ∠D = ∠R, ∠E = ∠P and ∠F = Q

Question 3.

A and B are respectively the points on the sides PQ and PR of A PQR such that PQ = 12.5 cm, PA = 5 cm, BR = 6 cm and PB = 4 cm. Is 4B||Q/?? Give reasons for your answer.

Solution:

True

Given, PQ = 12.5 cm, PA = 5 cm, BR = 6 cm and PB = 4 cm

and

From Eqs. (i) and (ii),

By converse of basic proportionality theorem, AB || QR

Question 4.

In the figure, BD and CE intersect each other at the point P. Is A∆PBC ~ ∆PDE?Why?

Solution:

True

In ∆PBC and ∆PDE,

∠BPC = ∠EPD [vertically opposite angles]

Since, one angle of ∆PBC is equal to one angle of ∆PDE and the sides including these angles are proportional, so both triangles are similar.

Hence, ∆PBC ~ ∆PDE, by SAS similarity criterion.

Question 5.

In ∆PQR and ∆MST, ∠P = 55°, ∠Q = 25°, ∠M = 100° and ∠S = 25°. Is ∆QPR ~ ∆TSM? Why?

Solution:

False

We know that, the sum of three angles of a triangle is 180°.

In ∆PQR, ∠P +∠Q +∠R = 180°

⇒ 55° + 25 ° + ∠R = 180°

⇒∠R = 180° – (55° + 25 °)

= 180° – 80° = 100°

In ∆TSM, ∠T + ∠S + ∠M = 180°

⇒ ∠T + ∠25° + 100° = 180°

⇒ ∠T = 180° – (25° + 100°) = 180° – 125° = 55°

In ∆PQR and ∆TSM,

∠P = ∠T, ∠Q = ∠S and ∠R = ∠M

∴ ∠PQR = ∠TSM

[since, all corresponding angles are equal]

Hence, ∆QPR is not similar to ∆TSM, since correct correspondence is P ↔ T, Q ↔ S and R ↔ M.

Question 6.

Is the following statement true? Why? “Two quadrilaterals are similar, if their corresponding angles are equal”.

Solution:

False

Two quadrilaterals are similar if their corresponding angles are equal and corresponding sides must also be proportional.

Question 7.

Two sides and the perimeter of one triangle are respectively three times the corresponding sides and the perimeter of the other triangle. Are the two triangles similar? Why?

Solution:

True

Here, the corresponding two sides and the perimeters of two triangles are proportional, then the third side of both triangles will also in proportion.

Question 8.

If in two right triangles, one of the acute angles of one triangle is equal to an acute angle of the other triangle, can you say that the two triangles will be similar? Why?

Solution:

True

Let two right angled triangles be ∆ABC and ∆PQR

In which, ∠A = ∠P = 90° and ∠B = ∠Q = acute angle (Given)

Then, by AA similarity criterion, ∆ABC ~ ∆PQR

Question 9.

The ratio of the corresponding altitudes of two similar triangles is .Is it correct to say that ratio of their areas is ? Why?

Solution:

False

Ratio of corresponding altitudes of two triangles having areas A_{1} and A_{2} respectively is .

By the property of area of two similar triangles,

So, the given statement is not correct.

Question 10.

D is a point on side QR of ∆PQR such that PD ⊥ QR. Will it be correct to say that ∆PQD ~ A∆RPD? Why?

Solution:

False

In ∆PQD and ∆RPD,

PD = PD [common side]

∠PDQ = ∠PDR [each 90°]

Here, no other sides or angles are equal, so we can say that ∆PQD is not similar to ∆RPD. But if ∠P = 90°, then ∠DPQ = ∠PRD

[each equal to 90° – ∠Q and by ASA similarity criterion, ∆PQD ~ ∆RPD]

Question 11.

In the figure, if ∠D = ∠C, then is it true that ∆ADE ~ ∆ACB? Why?

Solution:

True

In ∆ADE and ∆ACB,

∠A = ∠A [common angle]

∠D = ∠C [given]

∴ ∆ADE ~ ∆ACB [by AA similarity criterion]

Question 12.

Is it true to say that if in two triangles, an angle of one triangle is equal to an angle of another triangle and two sides of one triangle are proportional to the two sides of the other triangle, then the triangles are similar? Give reasons for your answer.

Solution:

False

Because, according to SAS similarity criterion, if one angle of a triangle is equal to an angle of the other triangle and the sides including these angles are proportional, then the two triangles are similar.

Here, one angle and two sides of two triangles are equal but these sides not including equal angle, so given statement is not correct.

### NCERT Exemplar Class 10 Maths Chapter 6 Exercise – 6.3

Question 1.

In a ∆PQR, PR^{2} – PQ^{2} = QR^{2} and M is a point on side PR such that QM⊥ PR. Prove that QM^{2} = PM × MR.

Solution:

Given, In ∆PQR,

PR^{2} – PQ^{2} = QR^{2} and QM ⊥ PR

To prove : QM^{2} = PM × MR

Proof : Since, PR^{2} – PQ^{2} = QR^{2}

⇒ PR^{2} = PQ^{2} + QR^{2}

So, ∆PQR is right angled triangle right angle at Q.

In ∆QMR and ∆PMQ, ∠M = ∠M [each 90°]

∠MQR = ∠QPM [each equal to 90° – ∠R]

∴ ∆QMR ~ ∆PMQ [by AA similarity criterion]

Now, using property of area of similar triangles, we get

Question 2.

Find the value of x for which DE || AB is given figure

Solution:

Given, DE || AB

∴ [by basic proportionality theorem]

⇒ (x + 3)(3x + 4) = x (3x + 19)

⇒ 3x^{2} + 4x + 9x + 12 = 3x^{2} + 19x

⇒ 19x – 13x = 12

⇒ 6x = 12

∴ x = = 2

Hence, the required value of x is 2.

Question 3.

In the figure, if ∠1 = ∠2and ∆NSQ ≅ ∆MTR, then prove that ∆PTS ~ ∆PRQ.

Solution:

Given ∆NSQ ≅ ∆MTR and ∠1 = ∠2

To prove : ∆PTS ~ ∆PRQ

Proof : Since, ∆NSQ ≅ ∆MTR

So, SQ = TR ………….. (i)

Also, ∠1 = ∠2 ⇒ PT = PS ………… (ii)

[since, sides opposite to equal angles are also equal]

From Eqs.(i) and (ii),

⇒ ST || QR [by converse of basic proportionality theorem]

∴ ∠1 = ∠PQR [Corresponding angles]

and ∠2 = ∠PRQ

In ∆PTS and ∆PRQ,

∠P = ∠P [common angles]

∠1 = ∠PQR

∠2 = ∠PRQ

∴ ∆PTS ~ ∆PRQ [by AAA similarity criterion]

Question 4.

Diagonals of a trapezium PQRS intersect each other at the point O, PQ || RS and PQ = 3 RS. Find the ratio of the areas of ∆POQ and ∆ROS.

Solution:

Given PQRS is a trapezium in which PQ || RS and PQ = 3RS

In ∆POQ and ∆ROS,

∠SOR = ∠QOP [vertically opposite angles]

∠SRP = ∠RPQ [alternate angles]

∴ ∆POQ ~ ∆ROS [by AA similarity criterion]

By property of area of similar triangles,

Hence, the required ratio is 9 : 1

Question 5.

In the figure if AB || DC and AC and PQ intersect each other at the point O, prove that OA . CQ = OC . AP.

Solution:

Given AC an PQ intersect each other at point O and AB || DC

To prove : OA . CQ = OC . AP

Proof: In ∆AOP and ∆COQ,

∠AOP = ∠COQ [vertically opposite angles]

∠APO = ∠CQO

[since AB || DC and PQ is transversal, so alternate angles]

∴ ∆AOP ~ ∆COQ [by AA similarity criterion]

Then,

[since, corresponding sides are proportional]

⇒ OA . CQ = OC . AP Hence proved.

Question 6.

Find the altitude of an equilateral triangle of side 8 cm.

Solution:

Let ABC be an equilateral triangle of side 8 cm i.e., AB = BC = CA = 8 cm

Draw altitude AD which is perpendicular to BC. Then, D is the mid-point of BC.

∴ BD = CD = BC = = 4 cm

Now, AB^{2} = AD^{2} + BD^{2} [by Pythagoras theorem]

⇒ (8)^{2} = AD^{2} + (4)^{2}

⇒ 64 = AD^{2} + 16

⇒ AD^{2} = 64 – 16 = 48

⇒ AD = = cm

Hence, altitude of an equilateral triangle is cm

Question 7.

If ∆ABC ~ ∆DEF, AB = 4 cm, DE = 6 cm, EF = 9 cm and FD = 12 cm, find the perimeter of ∆ABC.

Solution:

Given AB = 4 cm, DE = 6 cm and EF = 9 cm and FD = 12 cm

Also, ∆ABC ~ ∆DEF

Now, perimeter of ∆ABC = AB + BC + AC = 4 + 6 + 8 = 18 cm

Question 8.

In the figure, if DE || BC, find the ratio of ar(∆ADE) and ar(∆ECB).

Solution:

Given, DE || BC, DE = 6 cm and BC = 12 cm

In ∆ABC and ∆ADE,

∠ABC = ∠ADE [corresponding angle]

and ∠A = ∠A [common side]

∴ ∆ABC ~ ∆ADE [by AA similarity criterion]

Let ar(∆ADE) = k, then ar(∆ABC) = 4k

Now, ar(∆ECB) = ar(ABC) – ar(ADE) = 4k – k = 3k

∴ Required ratio = ar(ADE): ar(DECB)

= k : 3k = 1 : 3

Question 9.

ABCD is a trapezium in which AB || DC and P, Q are points on AD and BC, respectively such that PQ || DC. If PD = 18 cm, BQ = 35 cm and QC = 15 cm, find AD.

Solution:

Given, a trapezium ABCD in which AB || DC. P and Q are points on AD and BC, respectively such that PQ || DC. Thus, AB || PQ || DC.

⇒ AP = 42 cm.

Now; AD = AP + PD = 42 + 18 = 60

∴ AD = 60 cm

Question 10.

Corresponding sides of two similar triangles are in the ratio of 2 : 3. If the area of the smaller triangle is 48 cm^{2}, find the area of the larger triangle.

Solution:

Given, ratio of corresponding sides of two similar triangles is 2 : 3 or

Area of smaller triangle = 48 cm^{2}

By the property of area of two similar triangles,

Ratio of area of both triangles = (Ratio of their corresponding sides)^{2}

Question 11.

In a ∆PQR, N is a point on PR, such that QN ⊥ PR. If PN . NR = QN^{2}, prove that ∠PQR = 90°

Solution:

Given, ∆PQR, N is a point on PR, such that QN ⊥ PR and PN . NR = QN^{2}

To prove : ∠PQR = 90°

Proof: We have, PN . NR = QNc

⇒ PN . NR = QN . QN

and ∠PNQ = ∠RNQ [each equal to 90° ]

∴ ∆QNP ~ ∆RNQ [by SAS similarity criterion]

Then, ∆QNP and ∆RNQ are equiangulars.

i.e., ∠PQN = ∠QRN

⇒ ∠RQN-∠QPN

On adding both sides, we get

∠PQN + ∠RQN = ∠QRN + ∠QPN

⇒ ∠PQR = ∠QRN + ∠QPN …………… (ii)

We know that, sum of angles of a triangle is 180°

In ∆PQR, ∠PQR + ∠QPR + ∠QRP = 180°

⇒ ∠PQR + ∠QPN + ∠QRN = 180°

[ ∵∠QPR = ∠QPN and ∠QRP = ∠QRN]

⇒ ∠PQR + ∠PQR = 180° [using Eq. (ii)]

⇒ 2∠PQR = 180°

⇒ ∠PQR = = 90°

∴ ∠PQR = 90° Hence proved.

Question 12.

Areas of two similar triangles are 36 cm^{2} and 100 cm^{2} . If the length of a side of the larger triangle is 20 cm, find the length of the corresponding side of the smaller triangle.

Solution:

Given, area of smaller triangle = 36 cm^{2}

and area of larger triangle= 100 cm^{2}

Also, length of a side of the larger triangle = 20 cm

Let length of the corresponding side of the smaller triangle = x cm

By property of area of similar triangles,

Question 13.

In the figure, if ∠ACB = ∠CDA, AC = 8 cm and AD = 3 cm, find BD.

Solution:

Given, AC = 8 cm, AD = 3 cm

and ∠ACB = ∠CDA

In ∆ACD and ∆ABC,

∠A = ∠A [Common angle]

∠ADC = ∠ACB [Given]

∴ ∆ADC ~ ∆ACB [By AA similarity criterion]

Question 14.

A 15 metres high tower casts a shadow 24 metres long at a certain time and at the same time, a telephone pole casts a shadow 16 metres long. Find the height of the telephone pole.

Solution:

Let BC = 15 m be the tower and its shadow AB is 24 m. At that time ∠CAB = θ. Again, let EF = h be a telephone pole and its shadow DE = 16 m. At the same time ∠EDF = θ. Here, ∆ABC and ∆DEF both are right angled triangles.

Hence, the height of the point on the wall where the top of the ladder reaches is 8 m.

Question 15.

Foot of a 10 m long ladder leaning against a vertical wall is 6 m away from the base of the wall. Find the height of the point on the wall where the top of the ladder reaches.

Solution:

Let AB be a vertical wall and AC = 10 m is a ladder. The top of the ladder reached to A and distance of ladder from the base of the wall BC is 6 m.

In right angled ∆ABC

AC^{2} = AB^{2} + BC^{2} [by Pythagoras theorem]

⇒ (10)^{2} = AB^{2} + (6)^{2}

⇒ 100 = AB^{2} + 36

⇒ AB^{2} = 100 – 36 = 64

∴ AB = = 8 m

Hence the height of the point on th wall where the top of the ladder reaches is 8 m.

### NCERT Exemplar Class 10 Maths Chapter 6 Exercise – 6.4

Question 1.

In the given figure, if ∠A = ∠C, AB = 6 cm, BP = 15 cm, AP = 12 cm and CP = 4 cm, then find the lengths of PD and CD.

Solution:

Given ∠A = ∠C, AB = 6 cm, BP = 15 cm,

AP = 12 cm and CP = 4 cm

In ∆APB and ∆CPD,

∠A = ∠C [given]

∠APB = ∠CPD [vertically opposite angles]

∴ ∆APB ~ ∆CPD [by AA similarity criterion]

Hence, length of PD is 5 cm and length of CD is 2 cm.

Question 2.

It is given that ∆ABC ~ ∆EDF such that AB = 5 cm, AC = 7 cm, DF = 15 cm and DE = 12 cm. Find the lengths of the remaining sides of the triangles.

Solution:

Given, ∆ABC ~ ∆EDF, so the corresponding sides of ∆ABC and ∆EDF are in the same ratio

i.e., ………………. (i)

Hence, lengths of the remaining sides of the triangles are EF = 16.8 cm and BC = 6.25 cm.

Question 3.

Prove that if a line is drawn parallel to one side of a triangle to intersect the other two sides, then the two sides are divided in the same ratio.

Solution:

Let a ∆ABC in which a line DE parallel to BC intersects AB at D and AC at E.

To prove : DE divides the two sides in the same ratio.

Now, since, ∆BDE and ∆DEC lie between the same parallel lines DE and BC and on the same base DE

So, ar(∆BDE) = ar(∆DEC) ………….. (iii)

From Eqs. (i), (ii) and (iii),

Hence proved

Question 4.

In the figure, if PQRS is a parallelogram and AB || PS, then prove that OC || SR.

Solution:

Given PQRS is a parallelogram, so PQ || SR and PS || QR. Also AB || PS.

To prove : OC || SR

Proof : In ∆OPS and ∆OAB, PS || AB

∠POS = ∠AOB [common angle]

∠OSP = ∠OBA [corresponding angles]

∴ ∆OPS ~ ∆OAB [by AA similarity criterion]

Then, ………… (i)

In ∆CQE and ∆CAB, QR || PS || AB

∠QCR = ∠ACB [common angle]

∠CRQ = ∠CBA [corresponding angles]

∴ ∆CQR ~ ∆CAB

On subtracting 1 from both sides, we get OB CB

By converse of basic proportionality theorem, SR || OC.

Hence proved

Question 5.

A 5 m long ladder is placed leaning towards a vertical wall such that it reaches the wall at a point 4 m high. If the foot of the ladder is moved 1.6 m towards the wall, then find the distance by which the top of the ladder would slide upwards on the wall.

Solution:

Let AC be the ladder of length 5 m and BC = 4 m be the height of the wall, which ladder is placed. If the foot of the ladder is moved 1.6 m towards the wall i.e, AD = 1.6 m, then the ladder is slide upward i.e., CE = x m.

In right angled ∆ABC,

AC^{2} = AB^{2} + BC^{2 } [by Pythagoras theorem]

⇒ (5)^{2} = (AB)^{2} + (4)^{2}

⇒ AB^{2} = 25 – 16 = 9

⇒ AB = 3m

Now, DB = AB – AD = 3 – 1.6 = 1.4 m

In right angled ∆EBD,

ED^{2} = EB^{2} + BD^{2 } [by Pythagoras theorem]

⇒ (5)^{2} = (EB)^{2} + (1.4)^{2} [ ∵ BD = 1.4 m]

⇒ 25 = (EB)^{2} + 1.96

⇒ (EB)^{2} = 25 – 1.96 = 23.04

⇒ EB = = 4.8

Now, EC = EB – BC = 4.8 – 4 = 0.8

Hence, the top of the ladder would slide upwards on the wall at distance is 0.8 m.

Question 6.

For going to a city B from city A, there is a route via city C such that AC ⊥ CB, AC = 2x km and CB = 2 (x + 7) km. It is proposed to construct a 26 km highway which directly connects the two cities A and B. Find how much distance will be saved in reaching city B from city A after the construction of the highway.

Solution:

Given, AC ⊥ CB, AC = 2xkm,CB = 2(x + 7)km and AB = 26 km

On drawing the figure, we get the right angle ∆ACB right angled at C.

Now, In ∆ACB, by Pythagoras theorem,

AB^{2} = AC^{2} + BC^{2}

⇒ (26)^{2} = (2x)^{2} + {2(x + 7)}^{2}

⇒ 676 = 4x^{2} + 4(x^{2} + 49 + 11x)

⇒ 676 = 4x^{2} + 4x^{2} + 196 + 56x

⇒ 676 = 8x^{2} + 56x + 196

⇒ 8x^{2} + 56x – 480 = 0

On dividing by 8, we get x^{2} + 7x – 60 = 0

⇒ x^{2} + 12x-5x-60 = 0

⇒ x(x + 12) – 5(x + 12) = 0

⇒ (x + 12)(x – 5) = 0

∴ x = -12, x = 5

Since, distance cannot be negative.

∴ x = 5 [∵ x ≠ 12]

Now, AC = 2x = 10 km and BC = 2(x + 7) = 2(5 + 7) = 24 km

The distance covered to reach city B from city A via city C = AC + BC = 10 + 24 = 34 km

Distance covered to reach city B from city A after the construction of the highway is

BA = 26 km

Hence, the required saved distance is 34 – 26

i.e., 8 km

Question 7.

A flag pole 18 m high casts a shadow 9.6 m long. Find the distance of the top of the pole from the far end of the shadow.

Solution:

Let BC = 18 m be the flag pole and its shadow be AB = 9.6 m. The distance of the top of the pole, C from the far end i.e., A of the shadow is AC

In right angled ∆ABC

AC^{2} = AB^{2} + BC^{2} [by Pythagoras theorem]

⇒ AC^{2} = (9.6)^{2} + (18)^{2}

⇒ AC^{2} = 92.16 + 324

⇒ AC^{2} = 416.16

∴ AC = = 20.4 m

Hence, the required distance is 20.4 m.

Question 8.

A street light bulb is fixed on a pole 6 m above the level of the street. If a woman of height 1.5 m casts a shadow of 3m, find how far she is away from the base of the pole.

Solution:

Let A be the position of the street bulb fixed on a pole AB = 6 m and CD = 1.5 m be the height of a woman and her shadow be ED = 3 m. Let distance between pole and woman be x m.

Here, woman and pole both are standing vertically

So, CD || AB

In ∆CDE and ∆ABE,

∠E = ∠E [common angle]

∠ABE = ∠CDE [each equal to 90°]

∴ ∆CDE ~ ∆ABE [by AA similarity criterion]

Then

⇒ 3 × 6 = 1.5(3 + x)

⇒ 18 = 1.5 × 3 + 1.5x

⇒ 1.5x = 18 – 4.5

∴ x = = 9 m

Hence, she is at the distance of 9 m from the base of the pole.

Question 9.

In the figure, ABC is a triangle right angled at B and BD ⊥ AC. If AD = 4 cm, and CD = 5 cm, find BD and AB.

Solution:

Given, ∆ABC in which ∠B = 90° and BD ⊥ AC

Also, AD = 4 cm and CD = 5 cm

In ∆DBA and ∆DCB,

∠ADB = ∠CDB [each equal to 90°]

and ∠BAD = ∠DBC [each equal to 90° – ∠C] ;.

∴ ∆DBA ~ ∆DCB [by AA similarity criterion]

Question 10.

In the figure, PQR is a right triangle right angled at Q and QS ⊥ PR. If PQ = 6 cm and PS = 4 cm, find QS, RS and QR.

Solution:

Given, ∆PQR in which ∠Q = 90°, QS ⊥ PR and PQ = 6 cm, PS = 4 cm

In ∆SQP and ∆SRQ,

∠PSQ = ∠RSQ [each equal to 90°]

∠SPQ = ∠SQR [each equal to 90° – ∠R]

∴ ∆SQP ~ ∆SRQ [By AA similarity criterion]

Then,

⇒ SQ^{2} = PS × SR ………….. (i)

In right angled ∆PSQ,

PQ^{2} = PS^{2} + QS^{2} [by Pythagoras theorem]

⇒ (6)^{2} = (4)^{2}.+ QS^{2}

⇒ 36 = 16 + QS^{2}

⇒ QS^{2} = 36 – 16 = 20

∴ QS.= cm

On putting the value of QS in Eq(i), we get

Question 11.

In ∆PQR, PD ⊥ QR such that D lies on QR . If PQ = a, PR = b, QD = c and DR = d, prove that [a + b)(a – b) = (c + d)(c – d).

Solution:

Given: In ∆PQR, PD ⊥ QR, PQ = a, PR = b,

QD = c and DR = d

To prove : (a + b)(a -b) = (c + d)(c – d)

Proof : In right angled ∆PDQ,

PQ^{2} = PD^{2} + QD^{2} [by Pythagoras theorem]

⇒ a^{2} = PD^{2} + c^{2}

⇒ PD^{2} = a^{2} – c^{2} …………. (i)

In right angled ∆PDR,

PR^{2} = PD^{2} + DR^{2} [by Pythagoras theorem]

⇒ b^{2} = PD^{2} + d^{2}

⇒ PD^{2} = b^{2} – d^{2} ………….. (ii)

From Eqs. (i) and (ii)

a^{2} – c^{2} = b^{2} – d^{2}

⇒ a^{2} – b^{2} = c^{2} – d^{2}

⇒ (a – b)(a + b) = (c – d)(c + d)

Hence proved.

Question 12.

In a quadrilateral ABCD, ∠A + ∠D = 90°. Prove that AC^{2} + BD^{2} = AD^{2} + BC^{2} [Hint: Produce AB and DC to meet at E]

Solution:

Given : Quadrilateral ABCD, in which ∠A + ∠D = 90°

To prove : AC^{2} + BD^{2} = AD^{2} + BC^{2}

Construct: Produce AB and CD to meet at E

Also join AC and BD

Proof: In ∆AED, ∠A + ∠D = 90° [given]

∴ ∠E = 180° – (∠A + ∠D) = 90°

[ ∵ sum of angles of a triangle = 180°]

Then, by Pythagoras theorem,

AD^{2} = AE^{2} + DE^{2}

In ∆BEC, by Pythagoras theorem,

BC^{2} = BE^{2} + EC^{2}

On adding both equations, we get

AD^{2} + BC^{2} = AE^{2} + DE^{2} + BE^{2} + CE^{2} ………… (i)

In ∆AEC, by Pythagoras theorem,

AC^{2} = AE^{2} + CE^{2}

and in ∆BED, by Pythagoras theorem,

BD^{2} = BE^{2} + DE^{2}

On adding both equations, we get

AC^{2} + BD^{2} = AE^{2} + CE^{2} + BE^{2} + DE^{2} ………… (ii)

From Eqs. (i) and (ii)

AC^{2} + BD^{2} = AD^{2} + BC^{2}

Hence proved.

Question 13.

In the given figure, l || m and line segments AB, CD and EF are concurrent at point P. Prove that

Solution:

Given l || m and line segments AB, CD and EF are concurrent at point P

Question 14.

In the figure, PA, QB, RC and SD are all perpendiculars to a line l,AB = 6 cm, BC = 9 cm, CD = 12 cm and SP = 36 cm. Find PQ,

Solution:

Given, AB = 6 cm, BC = 9 cm, CD = 12 cm and SP = 36 cm

Also, PA, QB, RC and SD are all perpendiculars to line l

∴ PA || QB || RC || SD By Basic proportionality theorem,

PQ : QR : RS = AB : BC : CD = 6 : 9 : 12

Let PQ = 6x, QR = 9x and RS = 12x

Since, length of PS = 36 cm

∴ PQ + QR + RS = 36

⇒ 6x + 9x + 12x = 36

⇒ 27x = 36

∴ x =

Now, PQ = 6x = 6 × = 8 cm

QR = 9x = 9 × = 12 cm

and RS = 12x = 12 × = 16 cm

Question 15.

O is the point of intersection of the diagonals AC and BD of a trapezium ABCD with AB || DC. Through 0, a line segment PQ is drawn parallel to AB meeting AD in P and BC in Q. Prove that PO = QO.

Solution:

Given ABCD is a trapezium. Diagonals AC and BD are intersect at O.

PQ || AB || DC

To prove : PO = QO

Proof : In ∆ABD and ∆POD, PO || AB [∵ PQ || AB]

∠D = ∠D [common angle]

∠ABD = ∠POD [corresponding angles]

∴ ∆ABD ~ ∆POD[by AA similarity criterion]

Then, …………… (i)

In ∆ABC and ∆OQC, OQ || AB

∠C = ∠C [common angle]

∠B AC = ∠QOC [corresponding angles]

∴ ∆ABC ~ ∆OQC [by AA similarity criterion]

Question 16.

In the figure, line segment DF intersect the side AC of a ∆ABC at the point E such that E is the mid-point of CA and ∠AEF = ∠AFE. Prove that

[Hint:Take point G on AB such that CG || DF]

Solution:

Given ∆ABC, E is the mid-point of CA and ∠AEF = ∠AFE

To prove :

Construction : Take a point G on AB such that CG || DF

Proof : Since, E is the mid-point of CA

∴ CE = AE

In ∆ACG, CG || EF and E is mid-point of CA

So, CE = GF …………… (ii) [by mid-point theorem]

Now, in ∆BCG and ∆BDF, CG || DF

Question 17.

Prove that the area of the semicircle drawn on the hypotenuse of a right angled triangle is equal to the sum of the areas of the semicircles drawn on the other two sides of the triangle.

Solution:

Let ABC be a right triangle, right angled at B and AB = y, BC = x

Three semi-circles are drawn on the sides AB,

BC and AC, respectively with diameters AB,

BC and AC, respectively

Again, let area of circles with diameters AB,

BC and AC are respectively A_{1}, A_{2} and A_{3}

To prove : A_{3} = A_{1} + A_{2}

Proof : In ∆ABC, by Pythagoras theorem,

Question 18.

Prove that the area of the equilateral triangle drawn on the hypotenuse of a right angled triangle is equal to the sum of the areas of the equilateral triangles drawn on the other two sides of the triangle.

Solution:

Lett a right triangle BAC in which ∠A is right angle and AC = y, AB = x

Three equilateral triangles ∆AEC, ∆AFB and ∆CBD are drawn on the three sides of ∆ABC.

Again, let area of triangles made on AC, AB and BC are A_{1}, A_{2} and A_{3}, respectively.

To prove : A_{3} = A_{1} + A_{2}

Proof : In ∆CAB, by Pythagoras theorem,

BC^{2} = AC^{2} + AB^{2}

⇒ BC^{2} = y^{2} + x^{2}

⇒ BC =