# NCERT Class 9 Maths Chapter 9 Areas of Parallelograms and Triangles

Ex 9.1 Class 9 Maths Question 1

Which of the following figures lie on the same base and between the same parallels. In such a case, write the common base and the two parallels.

Solution:

The figures (i), (iii) and (v) lie on the same base and between the same parallels.

Common base | Two parallels | |

Fig. (i) | DC | DC and AB |

Fig. (iii) | QR | QR and PS |

Fig. (v) | AD | AD and BQ |

Ex 9.2 Class 9 Maths Question 1.

In figure, ABCD is a parallelogram, AE ⊥ DC and CF ⊥ AD. If AB = 16 cm, AE = 8 cm and CF = 10 cm, find AD.

Solution:

BSOWe have, AE ⊥ DC and AB = 16 cm

∵ AB = CD [Opposite sides of parallelogram]

∴ CD = 16 cm

Now, area of parallelogram ABCD = CD x AE

= (16 x 8) cm^{2} = 128 cm^{2} [∵ AE = 8 cm]

Since, CF ⊥ AD

∴ Area of parallelogram ABCD = AD x CF

⇒ AD x CF = 128 cm

⇒ AD x 10 cm = 128 cm^{2} [∵ CF= 10 cm]

⇒ AD = 12810 cm = 12.8 cm 10

Thus, the required length of AD is 12.8 cm

Ex 9.2 Class 9 Maths Question 2.

If E, F, G and H are respectively the mid-points of the sides of a parallelogram ABCD, show that ar (EFGH) = 12 ar (ABCD).

Solution:

Join GE and HE, where GE || BC || DA and HF || AB || DC

(∵ E, F, G and H are the mid¬points of the sides of a ||^{gm} ABCD).

If a triangle and a parallelogram are on the same base and between the same parallels, then A E U the area of the triangle is equal to half the area of the parallelogram.

Now, ∆EFG and parallelogram EBCG are on the same base EG and between the same parallels EG and BC.

∴ ar(∆EFG) = 12ar(∥gmEBCG) … (1)

Similarly, ar(∆EHG) = 12ar(∥gmAEGD) …(2)

Adding (1) and (2), we get

ar(∆EFG) + ar(∆EHG) = 12ar(∥gmEBCG)+12ar(∥gmAEGD)

= 12ar(∥gmABCD)

Thus, ar(EFGH) = 12ar(ABCD)

Ex 9.2 Class 9 Maths Question 3.

P and Q are any two points lying on the sides DC and AD, respectively of a parallelogram ABCD. Show that ar (APB) = ar(BQC).

Solution:

∵ ABCD is a parallelogram.

∴ AB || CD and BC || AD.

Now, ∆APB and parallelogram ABCD are on the same base AB and between the same parallels AB and CD.

∴ ar(∆APB) = 12ar(∥gmABCD) …….(1)

Also, ∆BQC and parallelogram ABCD are on the same base BC and between the same parallels BGand AD.

∴ ar(∆BQC) = 12ar(∥gmABCD) …(2)

From (1) and (2), we have ar(∆APB) = ar(∆BQC).

Ex 9.2 Class 9 Maths Question 4.

In figure, P is a point in the interior of a parallelogram ABCD. Show that

(i) ar (APB) + ar (PCD) = 12ar(ABCD)

(ii) ar (APD) + ar(PBC) = ar (APB) + ar (PCD)

Solution:

We have a parallelogram ABCD, i.e., AB || CD and BC || AD. Let us draw EF || AB and HG || AD through P.

(i) ∆APB and ||^{gm} AEFB are on the same base AB and between the same parallels AB and EF.

∴ ar(∆APB) = 12ar(∥gmAEFB) …(1)

Also, ∆PCD and parallelogram CDEF are on the same base CD and between the same parallels CD and EF.

∴ ar(APCD) = 12ar(∥gmCDEF) …(2)

Adding (1) and (2), we have

ar(∆APB) + ar(∆PCD) = 12ar(∥gmAEFB)+12ar(∥gmCDEF)

⇒ ar(∆APB) + ar(∆PCD) = 12ar(∥gmABCD) …(3)

(ii) ∆APD and ||^{gm} ∆DGH are on the same base AD and between the same parallels AD and GH.

∴ ar(∆APD) = 12ar(∥gmADGH) …(4)

Similarly,

ar(∆PBC) = 12ar(∥gmBCGH) …(5)

Adding (4) and (5), we have

ar(∆APD) + ar(∆PBC) = = 12ar(∥gmADGH)+12ar(∥gmBCGH)

⇒ ar(∆APD) + ar(∆PBC) =12ar(∥gmABCD) …….(6)

From (3) and (6), we have

ar(∆APD) + ar(∆PBC) = ar(∆APB) + ar(∆PCD)

Ex 9.2 Class 9 Maths Question 5.

In figure, PQRS and ABRS are parallelograms and X is any point on side BR. Show that

(i) ar (PQRS) = ar (ABRS)

(ii) ar (AXS) = 12ar(PQRS)

Solution:

(i) Parallelogram PQRS and parallelogram ABRS are on the same base RS and between the same parallels RS and PB.

∴ ar(PQRS) = ar(ABRS)

(ii) AAXS and ||^{gm} ABRS are on the same base AS and between the same parallels AS and BR. *

∴ ar(AXS) = 12ar(ABRS) …(1)

But ar(PQRS) = ar(ABRS) …(2) [Proved in (i) part]

From (1) and (2), we have

ar(AXS) = 12ar(PQRS)

Ex 9.2 Class 9 Maths Question 6.

A farmer was having a field in the form of a parallelogram PQRS. She took any point A on RS and joined it to points P and Q. In how many parts the fields is divided? What are the shapes of these parts? The farmer wants to sow wheat and pulses in equal portions of the field separately. How should she do it.

Solution:

The farmer is having the field in the form of parallelogram PQRS and a point A is situated on RS. Join AP and AQ.

Clearly, the field is divided into three parts i.e., in ∆APS, ∆PAQ and ∆QAR.

Since, ∆PAQ and pt.

parallelogram PQRS are on the same base PQ and between the same parallels PQ and RS.

ar(∆PAQ) = 12ar(∥gmPQRS) …(1)

⇒ ar(||^{gm} PQRS) – ar(∆PAQ) = ar(||^{gm} PQRS) – 12ar(∥gmPQRS)

⇒ [ar(∆APS) + ar(∆QAR)] = 12ar(∥gmPQRS) …(2)

From (1) and (2), we have

ar(∆PAQ) = ar[(∆APS) + (∆QAR)]

Thus, the farmer can sow wheat in (∆PAQ) and pulses in [(∆APS) + (∆QAR)] or wheat in [(∆APS) + (∆QAR)] and pulses in (∆PAQ).

Ex 9.3 Ex 9.3 Class 9 Maths Question 1.

In figure, E is any point on median AD of a ∆ABC. Show that ar (ABE) = ar (ACE).

Solution:

We have a ∆ABC such that AD is a median.

∴ ar(∆ABD) = ar(∆ACD) …(1)

[∵ A median divides the triangle into two triangles of equal areas]

Similarly, in ∆BEC, we have

ar(∆BED) = ar(∆DEC) …(2)

Subtracting (2) from (1), we have

ar(∆ABD) – ar(∆BED) = ar(∆ACD) – ar(∆DEC)

⇒ ar(∆ABE) = ar(∆ACE).

Ex 9.3 Class 9 Maths Question 2.

In a triangle ABC, E is the mid-point of median AD. Show that ax (BED) = 12ar(ABC).

Solution:

We have a ∆ABC and its median AD.

Let us join B and E.

Since, a median divides the triangle into two triangles of equal area.

ar (∆ABD) = 12ar(ΔABC) …….(1)

Now, in ∆ABD, BE is a median.

[ ∵ E is the mid-point of AD]

∴ ar(∆BED) = 12ar(ΔABC) …(2)

From (1) and (2), we have

ar(∆BED) = 12 [12ar(ΔABC) ]

⇒ ar(∆BED) = 14ar(ΔABC)

Ex 9.3 Class 9 Maths Question 3.

Show that the diagonals of a parallelogram divide it into four triangles of equal area.

Solution:

We have a parallelogram ABCD (say)

such that its diagonals intersect at O.

∵Diagonals of a parallelogram bisect each other.

∴ AO = OC and BO = OD

Let us draw CE ⊥ BD.

Now, ar(∆BOC) = 12BO x CE and

ar(∆DOC) = 12OD x CE

Since, BO = OD

∴ ar(∆BOC) = ar(∆DOC) …(1)

Similarly, ar(∆AOD) = ar(∆DOC) …(2)

and ar(∆AOB) = ar(∆BOC) …(3)

From (1), (2) and (3), we have

ar(∆AOB) = ar(∆BOC) = ar(∆COD) = ar(∆DOA)

Thus, the diagonals of a parallelogram divide it into four triangles of equal area.

Ex 9.3 Class 9 Maths Question 4.

In figure, ABC and ABD are two triangles on the same base AB. If line segment CD is bisected by AB at O, show that ar(ABC) = ar(ABD)

Solution:

we have ∆ABC and ∆ABD are on the same base AB.

∵ CD is bisected at O. [Given]

∴ CO = OD

Now, in ∆ACD, AO is a median

∴ ar(∆OAC) = ar(∆OAD) …(1)

Again, in ∆BCD, BO is a median

∴ ar(∆OBC) = ar(∆ODB) …(2)

Adding (1) and (2), we have

ar(∆OAQ + ar(∆OBQ) = ar(∆OAD) + ar(∆ODB)

⇒ ar(∆ABC) = ar(∆ABD)

Ex 9.3 Class 9 Maths Question 5.

D,E and F are respectively the mid-points of the sides BC, CA and AB of a ∆ABC. Show that

(i) BDEF is a parallelogram.

(ii) ar(DEF) = 14ar(ABC)

(iii) ar(BDEF) = 14ar(ABC)

Solution:

We have ∆ABC such

that D,E and Fare the mid-points of BC, CA and AB respectively.

(i) In ∆ABC, E and F are the mid-points of AC and B D C AB respectively.

∴ EF || BC [Mid-point theorem]

⇒ EF || BD

Also, EF = 12(BC)

⇒ EF = BD [D is the mid – point of BC]

Since BDEF is a quadrilateral whose one pair of opposite sides is parallel and of equal lengths.

∴ BDEF is a parallelogram.

(ii) We have proved that BDEF is a parallelogram.

Similarly, DCEF is a parallelogram and DEAF is also a parallelogram.

Now, parallelogram BDEF and parallelogram DCEF are on the same base EF and between the same parallels BC and EF.

∴ ar(||^{gm} BDEF) = ar(||^{gm} DCEF)

⇒ 12ar(||^{gm} BDEF) = 12ar(||^{gm} DCEF)

⇒ ar(∆BDF) = ar(∆CDE) …(1)

[Diagonal of a parallelogram divides it into two triangles of equal area]

Similarly, ar(∆CDE) = ar(∆DEF) …(2)

and ar(∆AEF) = ar(∆DEF) …(3)

From (1), (2) and (3), we have

ar(∆AEF) = ar(∆FBD) = ar(∆DEF) = ar(∆CDE)

Thus, ar(∆ABC) = ar(∆AEF) + ar(∆FBD) + ar(∆DEF) + ar(∆CDE) = 4 ar(∆DEF)

⇒ ar(∆DEF) = 14ar(∆ABC)

(iii) We have, ar (||^{gm} BDEF) = ar(∆BDF) + ar(∆DEF)

= ar(∆DEF) + ar(∆DEF) [∵ ar(∆DEF) = ar(∆BDF)]

2ar(∆DEF) = 2[14ar(∆ABC)]

= 12ar(∆ABC)

Thus, ar (||^{gm} BDEF) = 12ar(∆ABC)

Ex 9.3 Class 9 Maths Question 6.

In figure, diagonals AC and BD of quadrilateral ABCD intersect at 0 such that OB = OD. If AB = CD, then show that

(i) ar(DOC) = ar(AOB)

(ii) ar (DCB) = ar (ACB)

(iii) DA || CB or ABCD is a parallelogram

Solution:

We have a quadrilateral ABCD whose diagonals AC and BD intersect at O.

We also have that OB = OD, AB = CD Let us draw DE ⊥ AC and BF ⊥ AC

(i) In ∆DEO and ∆BFO, we have

DO = BO [Given]

∠DOE = ∠BOF [Vertically opposite angles]

∠DEO = ∠BFO [Each 90°]

∴ ∆DEO ≅ ∆BFO [By A AS congruency]

⇒ DE = BF [By C.P.C.T.]

and ar(∆DEO) = ar(∆BFO) …(1)

Now, in ∆DEC and ∆BFA, we have

∠DEC = ∠BFA [Each 90°]

DE = BF [Proved above]

DC = BA [Given]

∴ ∆DEC ≅ ∆BFA [By RHS congruency]

⇒ ar(∆DEC) = ar(∆BFA) …(2)

and ∠1 = ∠2 …(3) [By C.P.C.T.]

Adding (1) and (2), we have

ar(∆DEO) + ar(∆DEC) = ar(∆BFO) + ar(∆BFA)

⇒ ar(∆DOC) = ar(∆AOB)

(ii) Since, ar(∆DOC) = ar(∆AOB) [Proved above]

Adding ar(∆BOC) on both sides, we have

ar(∆DOC) + ar(∆BOC) = ar(∆AOB) + ar(∆BOC)

⇒ ar(∆DCB) = ar(∆ACB)

(iii) Since, ∆DCS and ∆ACB are both on the same base CB and having equal areas.

∴ They lie between the same parallels CB and DA.

⇒ CB || DA

Also ∠1 = ∠2, [By (3)]

which are alternate interior angles.

So, AB || CD

Hence, ABCD is a parallelogram.

Ex 9.3 Class 9 Maths Question 7.

D and E are points on sides AB and AC respectively of ∆ ABC such that ar (DBC) = ar (EBC). Prove that DE || BC.

Solution:

We have ∆ABC and points D and E are such that ar(DBC) = ar{EBC)

Since ∆DBC and ∆EBC are on the same base BC and having same area.

∴ They must lie between the same parallels DE and BC.

Hence, DE || BC

Ex 9.3 Class 9 Maths Question 8.

XY is a line parallel to side BC of a ∆ ABC. If BE ||AC and CF || AB meet XY at E and F respectively, show that ar (ABE) =ar (ACF)

Solution:

We have a ∆ABC such that XY || BC,

BE || AC and CF || AB.

Since, XY ||BC and BE || CY

∴ BCYE is a paralleloam.

Now, the parallelogram BCYE and ∆ABE are on the same base 8E and between the same parallels BE and AC.

∴ ar(∆ABE) = 12ar(∥gmBCYE) …..(1)

Again, CF || AB [Given]

XY || BC [Given]

CF || BX and XF || BC

∴ BCFX is a parallelogram.

Now, ∆ACF and parallelogram BCFX are on the same base CF and between the same parallels AB and CF.

∴ar(∆ACF) = 12ar(∥gmBCFX) …(2)

Also, parallelogram BCFX and parallelogram BCYE are on the same base BC and between the same parallels BC and EF.

∴ ar(||^{gm} BCFX) = ar(||^{gm} BCYE) ………(3)

From (1), (2) and (3), we get

ar(∆BE) = ar(∆ACF)

Ex 9.3 Class 9 Maths Question 9.

The side AB of a parallelogram ABCD is produced to any point P. A line through A and parallel to CP meets CB produced at Q and then A parallelogram PBQR is completed (see figure).

Show that ax (ABCD) = ar(PBQR).

[Hint Join AC and PQ. Now compare ar (ACQ) and ar (APQ).]

Solution:

Let us join AC and PQ.

ABCD is a parallelogram [Given]

and AC is its diagonal, we know that diagonal of a parallelogram divides it into two triangles of equal areas.

∴ ar(∆ABC) = 12ar(∥gmABCD) …(1)

Also, PBQR is a parallelogram [Given]

and QP is its diagonal.

∴ ar(∆BPQ) = 12ar(∥gmPBQR) …(2)

Since, ∆ACQ and AAPQ are on the same base AQ and between A the same parallels AQ and CP.

∴ ar(∆ACQ) = ar(∆APQ)

⇒ ar(∆ACQ) – ar(∆ABQ)

= ar(∆APQ) – ar(∆ABQ)

[Subtracting ar(∆ABQ) from both sides]

⇒ ar(∆ABC) = ar(∆BPQ) …(3)

From (1), (2) and (3), we get

12ar(∥gmABCD) = 12ar(∥gmPBQR)

⇒ ar( ||^{gm} ABCD) = ar(||^{gm} PBQR)

Ex 9.3 Class 9 Maths Question 10.

Diagonals AC and BD of a trapezium ABCD with AB || DC intersect each other at O. Prove that ar (AOD) = ar (BOC)

Solution:

BBlliWWp have a trapezium ABCD having AB || CD and its diagonals AC and BD intersect each other at O.

Since, triangles on the same base and between the same parallels have equal areas.

∆ABD and ∆ABC are on the same base AB and between the same parallels AB and DC

∴ ar(∆ABD) = ar(∆ABC)

Subtracting ar(∆AOB) from both sides, we get

ar(∆ABD) – ar(∆AOB) = ar(∆ABC) – ar(∆AOB)

⇒ ar(∆AOD) = ar(∆BOC)

Ex 9.3 Class 9 Maths Question 11.

In figure, ABCDE is a pentagon. A line through B parallel to AC meets DC produced at F. Show that

(i) ar (ACB) = ar (ACF)

(ii) ar (AEDF) = ar (ABCDE)

Solution:

We have a pentagon ABCDE in which BF || AC and DC is produced to F.

(i) Since, the triangles between the same parallels and on the same base are equal in area.

∆ACB and ∆ACF are on the same base AC and between the same parallels AC and BF.

∴ ar(∆ACB) = ar(∆ACF)

(ii) Since, ar(∆ACB) = ar(∆ACF) [Proved above]

Adding ar(quad. AEDC) to both sides, we get

⇒ ar(∆ACB) + ar(quad. AEDC) = ar(∆ACF) + ar(quad. AEDC)

∴ ar(ABCDE) = ar(AEDF)

Ex 9.3 Class 9 Maths Question 12.

A villager Itwaari has a plot of land of the shape of a quadrilateral. The Gram Panchayat of the village decided to take over some portion of his plot from one of the corners to construct a Health Centre. Itwaari agrees to the above proposal with the condition that he should be given equal amount of land in lieu of his land adjoining his plot so as to form a triangular plot. Explain how this proposal will be implemented.

Solution:

We have a plot in the form of a quadrilateral ABCD.

Let us draw DF || AC and join AF and CF.

Now, ∆DAF and ∆DCF are on the same base DF and between the same parallels AC and DF.

∴ ar(ADAF) = ar(ADCF)

Subtracting ar(∆DEF) from both sides, we get

ar(∆DAF) – ar(∆DEF) = ar(∆DCF) – ar(∆DEF)

⇒ ar(∆ADE) = ar(∆CEF)

The portion of ∆ADE can be taken over by the Gram Panchayat by adding the land (∆CEF) to his (Itwaari) land so as to form a triangular plot,

i.e. ∆ABF.

Let us prove that ar(∆ABF) = ar(quad. ABCD), we have

ar(ACEF) = ar(AADE) [Proved above]

Adding ar(quad. ABCE) to both sides, we get

ar(∆CEF) + ar(quad. ABCE) = ar(∆ADE) + ar (quad. ABCE)

⇒ ar(∆ABF) = ar (quad. ABCD)

Ex 9.4 Class 9 Maths Question 1.

Parallelogram ABCD and rectangle ABEF are on the same base AB and have equal areas. Show that the perimeter of the parallelogram is greater than that of the rectangle.

Solution:

We have a parallelogram ABCD and rectangle ABEF such that

ar(||gm ABCD) = ar( rect. ABEF)

AB = CD [Opposite sides of parallelogram]

and AB = EF [Opposite sides of a rectangle]

⇒ CD = EF

⇒ AB + CD = AB + EF … (1)

BE < BC and AF < AD [In a right triangle, hypotenuse is the longest side] ⇒ (BC + AD) > (BE + AF) …(2)

From (1) and (2), we have

(AB + CD) + (BC+AD) > (AB + EF) + BE + AF)

⇒ (AB + BC + CD + DA) > (AB + BE + EF + FA)

⇒ Perimeter of parallelogram ABCD > Perimeter of rectangle ABEF.

Ex 9.4 Class 9 Maths Question 2.

In figure, D and E are two points on BC such that BD = DE = EC. Show that ar(ABD) = ar(ADE) = ar(AEC).

Solution:

Let us draw AF, perpendicular to BC

such that AF is the height of ∆ABD, ∆ADE and ∆AEC.

Ex 9.4 Class 9 Maths Question 3.

In figure, ABCD, DCFE and ABFE are parallelograms. Show that ar(ADE) = ax(BCF).

Solution:

Since, ABCD is a parallelogram [Given]

∴ Its opposite sides are parallel and equal.

i.e., AD = BC …(1)

Now, ∆ADE and ∆BCF are on equal bases AD = BC [from (1)] and between the same parallels AB and EF.

So, ar(∆ADE) = ar(∆BCF).

Ex 9.4 Class 9 Maths Question 4.

In figure, ABCD is a parallelogram and BC is produced to a point Q such that AD = CQ. If AQ intersect DC at P, show that ar(BPC) = ax(DPQ).[Hint Join AC.]

Solution:

We have a parallelogram ABCD and AD = CQ. Let us join AC.

We know that triangles on the same base and between the same parallels are equal in area.

Since, ∆QAC and ∆QDC are on the same base QC and between the same parallels AD and BQ.

∴ ar(∆QAC) = ar(∆QDC)

Subtracting ar(∆QPC) from both sides, we have

ar(∆QAQ – ar(∆QPC) = ar(∆QDC) – ar(∆QPC)

⇒ ar(∆PAQ = ar(∆QDP) …(1)

Since, ∆PAC and ∆PBC are on the same base PC and between the same parallels AB and CD.

∴ ar(∆PAC) = ar(∆PBC) …(2)

From (1) and (2), we get

ar(∆PBC) = ar(∆QDP)

Ex 9.4 Class 9 Maths Question 5.

In figure, ABC and BDE are two equilateral triangles such that D is the mid-point of BC. If AE intersects BC at F, Show that

[Hint Join EC and AD. Show that BE || AC and DE || AB, etc.]

Solution:

Let us join EC and AD. Draw EP ⊥ BC.

Let AB = BC = CA = a, then

BD = a2 = DE = BE

(ii) Since, ∆ABC and ∆BED are equilateral triangles.

⇒ ∠ACB = ∠DBE = 60°

⇒ BE || AC

∆BAE and ∆BEC are on the same base BE and between the same parallels BE and AC.

ar(∆BAE) = ar(∆BEC)

⇒ ar(∆BAE) = 2 ar(∆BDE) [ DE is median of ∆EBC. ∴ ar(∆BEC) = || ar(∆BDE)]

⇒ ar(ABDE) = 12ar(∆BAE)

(iii) ar(∆ABC) = 4 ar(∆BDE)[Proved in (i) part]

ar(∆BEC) = 2 ar(∆BDE)

[ ∵ DE is median of ∆BEC]

⇒ ar(∆ABC) = 2 ar(∆BEC)

(iv) Since, ∆ABC and ∆BDE are equilateral triangles.

⇒ ∠ABC = ∠BDE = 60°

⇒ AB || DE

∆BED and ∆AED are on the same base ED and between the same parallels AB and DE.

∴ ar(∆BED) = ar(∆AED)

Subtracting ar(AEFD) from both sides, we get

⇒ ar(∆BED) – ar(∆EFD) = ar(∆AED) – ar(∆EFD)

⇒ ar(∆BEE) = ar(∆AFD)

(v) In right angled ∆ABD, we get

From (1) and (2), we get

ar(∆AFD) = 2 ar(∆EFD)

ar(∆AFD) = ar(∆BEF) [From (iv) part]

⇒ ar(∆BFE) = 2 ar(∆EFD)

(vi) ar(∆AFC) = ar(∆AFD) + ar(∆ADC)

= ar(∆BFE) + 12 ar(∆ABC) [From (iv) part]

= ar(∆BFE) + 12 x 4 x ar(∆BDE) [From (i) part]

ar(∆BFE) + 2ar(∆BDE)

2ar(∆FED) + 2[ar(∆BFE) + ar(∆FED)]

=2ar(∆FED) + 2[2ar(∆FED) + ar(∆FED)] [From (v) part]

2ar(∆FED) + 2[3ar(∆FED)]

= 2ar(∆FED) + 6ar(∆FED)

8ar(∆FED)

∴ ar(∆FED) = 18 ar(∆AFC)

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