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Triangles \(ABC\) and \(DCB\) are congruent, as shown below, where \(AB \neq AC.\)

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(a) Show that triangles \(ABD\) and \(DCA\) are congruent.

(b) Show that \(\angle ADB = \angle DBC.\)

 Dec 20, 2019
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(a)  Assuming  that  we have an isosceles trapezoid

 

AB  = DC               sides of an isoceles trapezoid are equal

 

Angle ABC  = Angle DCB      base angles of an isoceles trapezoid are equal

 

Angle ABC + Angle DAB  = 180          opposite angles in an isoceles trapezoid are  supplementary

Angle  DCB  + Angle ADC  = 180

 

Angle DAB  = Ange  ADC                subtraction property of equality

 

AD  = AD                                       reflexive property       

 

Triangle  ABD  is congruent to Triangle DCA         By   SAS

 

(b)   

 

AD  is parallel to BC            bases of anisoscees trapezoid are  parallel

 

Angle ADB  = Angle DBC         a transversal  cutting parallel lines   makes alternate interior angles equal

 

 

 cool cool cool

 Dec 20, 2019

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