## Selina Concise Mathematics Class 10 ICSE Solutions Chapter 15 Similarity (With Applications to Maps and Models) Ex 15A

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**Question 1.**

**In the figure, given below, straight lines AB and CD intersect at P; and AC || BD. Prove that:**

**(i) ΔAPC and ΔBPD are similar.**

**(ii) If BD = 2.4 cm AC = 3.6 cm, PD = 4.0 cm and PB = 3.2 cm; find the lengths of PA and PC.**

**Solution:**

Two line segments AB and CD intersect each other at P.

AC || BD To prove:

(i) ΔAPC ~ ΔBPD

(ii) If BD = 2.4cm, AC = 3.6cm, PD = 4.0 cm and PB = 3.2, find length of PA and PC

Proof:

(i) In ΔAPC and ΔAPD

∠APC = ∠BPD (Vertically opp. angles)

∠PAC = ∠PBD (Alternate angles)

ΔAPC ~ ΔBPD (AA axiom)

**Question 2.**

**In a trapezium ABCD, side AB is parallel to side DC; and the diagonals AC and BD intersect each other at point P. Prove that:**

**(i) ΔAPB is similar to ΔCPD.**

**(ii) PA x PD = PB x PC.**

**Solution:**

In trapezium ABCD AB || DC

Diagonals AC and BD intersect each other at P.

To prove:

(i) ΔAPB ~ ΔCPD.

(ii) PA x PD= PB x PC.

Proof: In ΔAPB and ΔCPD

∠APB = ∠CPD (Vertically opposite angles)

∠PAB = ∠PCD (Alternate angles)

ΔAPB ~ ΔCPD (AA axiom)

\(\frac { PA }{ PC }\) = \(\frac { PB }{ PD }\)

=> PA x PD = PB x PC

Hence proved.

**Question 3.**

**P is a point on side BC of a parallelogram ABCD. If DP produced meets AB produced at point L, prove that:**

**(i) DP : PL = DC : BL.**

**(ii) DL : DP = AL : DC.**

**Solution:**

P is a point on side BC of a parallelogram ABCD.

DP is produced to meet AB produced at L.

To prove:

(i) DP : PL = DC : BL

(ii) DL : DP = AL : DC.

Proof:

(i) In ΔBPL and ΔCPD

∠BPL = ∠CPD (Vertically opposite angles)

∠PBL = ∠PCD (Alternate angles)

ΔBPL ~ ΔCPD (AA axiom)

**Question 4.**

**In quadrilateral ABCD, the diagonals AC and BD intersect each other at point O. If AO = 2CO and BO = 2DO; show that:**

**(i) ΔAOB is similar to ΔCOD.**

**(ii) OA x OD = OB x OC.**

**Solution:**

Given : In quadrilateral ABCD, diagonals AC and BD intersect each other at O.

AO = 2CO, BO = 2DO.

To prove:

(i) ΔAOB is similar to ΔCOD.

(ii) OA x OD = OB x OC.

**Question 5.**

**In ΔABC, angle ABC is equal to twice the angle ACB, and bisector of angle ABC meets the opposite side at point P. Show that:**

**(i) CB : BA = CP : PA**

**(ii) AB x BC = BP x CA**

**Solution:**

In ΔABC,

∠ABC = 2∠ACB

Bisector of ∠ABC meets AC in P.

To prove:

(i) CB : BA = CP : PA

(ii) AB x BC = BP x CA

Proof:

(i) In ΔABC,

BP is the bisector of ∠ABC

**Question 6.**

**In ΔABC; BM ⊥ AC and CN ⊥ AB; show that:**

**Solution:**

In ΔABC,

BM ⊥ AC and CN ⊥ AB

To prove:

**Question 7.**

**In the given figure, DE // BC, AE = 15 cm, EC = 9 cm, NC = 6 cm and BN = 24 cm.**

**(i) Write all possible pairs of similar triangles.**

**(ii) Find lengths of ME and DM.**

**Solution:**

In the given figure,

DE || BC

AE = 15 cm, EC = 9 cm NC = 6 cm and BN = 24 cm

(i) Write all the possible pairs of similar triangles.

(ii) Find lengths of ME and DM

Proof:

(i) In ΔABC

DE || BC

Pairs of similar triangles are

(a) ΔADE ~ ΔABC

(b) ΔADM ~ ΔABN

(c) ΔAME ~ ΔANC

(ii) ΔAME ~ ΔANC

and ΔADM ~ ΔABN

**Question 8.**

**In the given figure, AD = AE and AD² = BD x EC**

**Prove that: triangles ABD and CAE are similar.**

**Solution:**

In the given figure,

AD = AE

AD² = BD x EC

To prove: ΔABD ~ ΔCAE

Proof: In ΔADC, AD = AE

∠ADE = ∠AED (Angles opposite to equal sides)

But ∠ADE + ∠ADB = ∠AED + ∠AEC = 180°

∠ADB = ∠AEC

AD² = BD x EC

**Question 9.**

**In the given figure, AB // DC, BO = 6 cm and DQ = 8 cm; find: BP x DO.**

**Solution:**

In the given figure, AB || DC,

BO = 6 cm, DQ = 8 cm

Find BP x DO

In ΔODQ and ΔOPB

∠DOQ = ∠POB (Vertically opposite angles)

∠DQO = ∠OPB (Alternate angles)

**Question 10.**

**Angle BAC of triangle ABC is obtuse and AB = AC. P is a point in BC such that PC = 12 cm. PQ and PR are perpendiculars to sides AB and AC respectively. If PQ = 15 cm and PR = 9 cm; find the length of PB.**

**Solution:**

In ΔABC, ∠ABC is an obtused angle,

AB =AC

P is a point on BC such that PC = 12 cm

PQ and PR are perpendiculars to the sides AB and AC respectively.

PQ = 15 cm and PR = 9 cm

**Question 11.**

**State, true or false :**

**(i) Two similar polygons are necessarily congruent**

**(ii) Two congruent polygons are necessarily similar.**

**(iii) All equiangular triangles are similar.**

**(iv) All isosceles triangles are similar.**

**(v) Two isosceles-right triangles are similar.**

**(vi) Two isosceles triangles are similar, if an angle of one is congruent to the corresponding angle of the other.**

**(vii) The diagonals of a trapezium, divide each other into proportional segments.**

**Solution:**

(i) False,

(ii) True,

(iii) True,

(iv) False,

(v) True,

(vi) True,

(vii) True.

**Question 12.**

**Solution:**

**Question 13.**

**D is a point on the side BC of triangle ABC such that angle ADC is equal to angle BAC. Prove that CA² = CB x CD.**

**Solution:**

**Question 14.**

**In the given figure, ΔABC and ΔAMP are right angled at B and M respectively.**

**Given AC = 10 cm, AP = 15 cm and PM = 12 cm.**

**(i) Prove ΔABC ~ ΔAMP**

**(ii) Find AB and BC.**

**Solution:**

(i) In ΔABC and ΔAMP,

∠A = ∠A (Common)

∠ABC = ∠AMP (Each = 90°)

From right triangle ABC, we have

AC² = AB² + BC² (Pythagoras Theorem)

⇒ 10² = AB² + 8²

⇒ 100 = AB² + 64

⇒ AB² = 100 – 64 = 36

⇒ AB = 6 cm

Hence, AB = 6 cm, BC = 8 cm

**Question 15.**

**Given : RS and PT are altitudes of ΔPQR prove that:**

**(i) ΔPQT ~ ΔQRS,**

**(ii) PQ x QS = RQ x QT.**

**Solution:**

Proof: In ΔPQT and ΔQRS,

∠PTQ = ∠RSQ (Each = 90°)

∠Q = ∠Q (Common)

ΔPQT ~ ΔQRS (AA postulate)

**Question 16.**

**Given : ABCD is a rhombus, DPR and CBR are straight lines.**

**Prove that: DP x CR = DC x PR.**

**Solution:**

Proof: In ΔAPD and ΔPRC

∠DPA = ∠CPR (Vertically opposite angles)

∠PAD = ∠PCR (Alternate angles)

ΔAPD ~ ΔPRC (AA Postulate)

**Question 17.**

**Given: FB = FD, AE ⊥ FD and FC ⊥ AD.**

**Prove : \(\frac { FB }{ AD }\) = \(\frac { BC }{ ED }\)**

**Solution:**

**Question 18.**

**In ΔPQR, ∠Q = 90° and QM is perpendicular to PR, Prove that:**

**(i) PQ² = PM x PR**

**(ii) QR² = PR x MR**

**(iii) PQ² + QR² = PR²**

**Solution:**

Given: In ΔPQR, ∠Q =90°

QM ⊥ PR.

To Prove:

(i) PQ2 = PM x PR

(ii) QR2 = PR x MR

(iii) PQ2 + QR2 = PR2

Proof: In ΔPQM and ΔPQR,

∠QMP = ∠PQR (each = 90°)

∠P = ∠P (Common)

ΔPQM ~ ΔPQR (AA postulate)

**Question 19.**

**In ΔABC, ∠B = 90° and BD x AC.**

**(i) If CD = 10 cm and BD = 8 cm; find AD.**

**(ii) If AC = 18 cm and AD = 6 cm; find BD.**

**(iii) If AC = 9 cm, AB = 7 cm; find AD.**

**Solution:**

In ΔABC, ∠B = 90°

∠A + ∠C = 90° …….(i)

and in ΔBDC, ∠D = 90°

∠CBD + ∠C = 90° ….(ii)

From (i) and (ii)

∠A + ∠C = ∠CBD + ∠C

∠A = ∠CBD

Similarly ∠C = ∠ABD

Now in ΔABD and ΔCBD,

∠A = ∠CBD and ∠ABD = ∠C

ΔABD ~ ΔCBD (AA Postulate)

**Question 20.**

**In the figure, PQRS is a parallelogram with PQ = 16 cm and QR = 10 cm. L is a point on PR such that RL : LP = 2 : 3. QL produced meets RS at M and PS produced at N.**

**Find the lengths of PN and RM. [1997]**

**Solution:**

In ΔLNP and ΔRLQ

∠LNP = ∠LQR (Alternate angles)

∠NLP = ∠QLR (Vertically opposite angles)

ΔLNP ~ ΔRLQ (AA Postulate)

**Question 21.**

**In quadrilateral ABCD, diagonals AC and BD intersect at point E. Such that AE : EC = BE : ED. Show that ABCD is a parallelogram.**

**Solution:**

Given : In quadrilateral ABCD, diagonals AC and BD intersect each other at E and

∠AEB = ∠CED (Vertically opposite angles)

ΔAEB ~ ΔCED (SAS axiom)

∠EAB = ∠ECB

∠EBA = ∠CDE

But, these are pairs of alternate angles

AB || CD …..(i)

Similarly we can prove that

AD || BC …..(ii)

from (i) and (ii)

ABCD is a parallelogram.

**Question 22.**

**In ΔABC, AD is perpendicular to side BC and AD² = BD x DC. Show that angle BAC = 90°**

**Solution:**

Given: In ΔABC, AD x BC and AD² = BD x DC

To Prove: ∠BAC = 90°

Proof:

**Question 23.**

**In the given figure AB || EF || DC; AB = 67.5 cm. DC = 40.5 cm and AE = 52.5 cm.**

**(i) Name the three pairs of similar triangles.**

**(ii) Find the lengths of EC and EF.**

**Solution:**

(i) In the figure AB || EF || DC

There are three pairs of similar triangles.

(i) ΔAEB ~ ΔDEC

(ii) ΔABC ~ ΔEEC

(iii) ΔBCD ~ ΔEBF

(ii) ΔAEB ~ ΔDEC

**Question 24.**

**In the given figure, QR is parallel to AB and DR is parallel to QB.**

**Prove that PQ² = PD x PA.**

**Solution:**

Given: In the figure QR || AB mid DR || QB.

To Prove: PQ² = PD x PA

Proof— In ΔPQB,

DR || QB (given)

**Question 25.**

**Through the mid-point M of the side CD of a parallelogram ABCD, the line BM is drawn intersecting diagonal AC in L and AD produced in E.**

**Prove that : EL = 2 BL.**

**Solution:**

Given: In ||gm. ABCD, M is the mid-point A of CD.

AC is the diagonal.

BM is joined and produced meeting AD produced in E and, intersecting AC in L.

To Prove: EL = 2 BL.

Proof: In ΔEDM, and ΔMBC,

DM = MC (M is mid-point of DC)

∠EMD = ∠CMD (vertically opposite angles)

∠EDM = ∠MCB (Alternate angles)

ΔEDM = ΔMBC (ASA postulate of congruency)

ED = CB = AD (c. p. c. t.)

EA = 2 AD = 2 BC

AB = BC (opposite sides of II gm)

∠DEM = ∠MBC (c. p. c. t.)

Now in ΔELA and ΔBLC,

∠ELA = ∠BLC (vertically opposite angles)

∠DEM or ∠AEL = ∠LBC (proved)

ΔELA ~ ΔBLC (AA postulate)

**Question 26.**

**In the figure given below P is a point on AB such that AP : PB = 4 : 3. PQ is parallel to AC.**

**(i) Calculate the ratio PQ : AC, giving reason for your answer.**

**(ii) In triangle ARC, ∠ARC = 90° and in triangle PQS, ∠PSQ = 90°.**

**Given QS = 6 cm, calculate the length of AR. [1999]**

**Solution:**

Given: In ΔABC, P is a point on AB such that AP : PB = 4 : 3

and PQ || AC is drawn meeting BC in Q.

CP is joined and QS ⊥ CP and AR ⊥ CP

To Find:

(i) Calculate the ratio between PQ : AC giving reason.

(ii) In ΔARC ∠ARC= 90°

and In ΔPQS, ∠PSQ = 90°, if QS = 6 cm, calculate AR.

proof:

(i) In ΔABC, PQ || AC.

**Question 27.**

**In the right angled triangle QPR, PM is an altitude.**

**Given that QR = 8 cm and MQ = 3.5 cm. Calculate, the value of PR.**

**Given: In right angled ΔQPR, ∠P = 90° PM ⊥ QR, QR = 8 cm, MQ = 3.5 cm. Calculate PR [2000]**

**Solution:**

In ΔPQM and ΔQPR,

∠PMQ = ∠QPR (each = 90°)

∠Q = ∠Q (common)

ΔPQM ~ ΔQPR (AA postulate)

**Question 28.**

**In the figure given below, the medians BD and CE of a triangle ABC meet at G.**

**Prove that**

**(i) ΔEGD ~ ΔCGB**

**(ii) BG = 2 GD from (i) above.**

**Solution:**

Given: In ΔABC, BD and CE are the medians of sides AC and AB respectively which intersect each at G.

To Prove:

(i) ΔEGD ~ ΔCGB

(ii) BG = 2 GD.

Proof: D and E are the mid points of AC and AB respectively.

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