Class 10 Mathematics
Exercise 6.3 (NCERT) Part 1
Question 1: State which pairs of triangles in the given figure are similar? Write the similarity criterion used by you for answering the question and also write the pairs of similar triangles in the symbolic form:
Solution: (i) Δ ABC ∼ Δ PQR (AAA criterion)
Solution: (ii) Δ ABC ∼ Δ QRP (SSS criterion)
Solution: (iii) Not similar
Solution: (iv) Δ LMN ∼ Δ PQR (SAS criterion)
Solution: (v) Not similar
Solution: (vi) Δ DEF ∼ Δ PQR (AAA criterion)
Question 2: In the given figure, Δ ODC ∼ Δ OBA, ∠BOC = 125° and ∠CDO = 70°. Find ∠DOC, ∠DCO and ∠OAB.
Solution: ∠DOC + ∠COB = 180° (Linear pair of angles)
Or, ∠DOC + 120° = 180°
Hence, ∠DOC = 180° - 120° = 60°
In Δ DOC;
∠DCO + ∠CDO + ∠DOC = 180° (Angle sum of triangle)
Or, ∠DCO + 70° + 60° = 180°
Or, ∠DCO = 180° - 130° = 50°
∠OCD = ∠OAB = 50° (Because Δ ODC ∼ Δ OBA; given)
Question 3: Diagonals AC and BD of a trapezium ABCD with AB || CD intersect each other at the point O. Using a similarity criterion for two triangles, show that `(OA)/(OC)=(OB)/(OD)`
Solution: Draw a line EF || CD which is passing through O.
In Δ ABC and Δ EOC;
These are similar triangles as per BPT.