Chapter 14 Quadrilaterals RD Sharma Solutions Exercise 14.3 Class 9 Maths
Chapter Name  RD Sharma Chapter 14 Quadrilaterals Exercise 14.3 
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Exercise 14.3 Solutions
1. In a parallelogram ABCD, determine the sum of angles ∠C and ∠D.
Solution
∠C and ∠D are consecutive interior angles on the same side of the transversal
∴ ∠C + ∠D = 180°
2. In a parallelogram ABCD , if ∠B = 135°, determine the measures of its other angles.
Solution
Given ∠B = 135°
ABCD is a parallelogram
∴ ∠A = ∠C, ∠B = ∠D and ∠A + ∠B = 180°
∠A + ∠B = 180°
∠A = 45°
⇒ ∠A = ∠C = 45° and ∠B = ∠C = 135°
3. ABCD is a square. AC and BD intersect at O. State the measure of ∠AOB.
Solution
Since, diagonals of square bisect each other at right angle∴ ∠ADB = 90°
4. ABCD is a rectangle with ∠ABD = 40. Determine ∠DBC.
Solution
We have,∠ABC = 90°
⇒ ∠ABD + ∠DBC = 90° [∵∠ABD = 40°]
⇒ 40 + ∠DBC = 90
∴∠DBC = 50
⇒ ∠ABD + ∠DBC = 90° [∵∠ABD = 40°]
⇒ 40 + ∠DBC = 90
∴∠DBC = 50
5. The sides AB and CD of a parallelogram ABCD are bisected at E and F. Prove that EBFD is a parallelogram.
Solution
Since ABCD is a parallelogram ∴ AB  DC and AB = DC
⇒ EB  DF and 1/2 AB = 1/2 DC
⇒ EB  DF and EB = DF
EBFD is a parallelogram
⇒ EB  DF and 1/2 AB = 1/2 DC
⇒ EB  DF and EB = DF
EBFD is a parallelogram
6. P and Q are the points of trisection of the diagonal BD of a parallelogram ABCD. Prove that CQ is parallel to AP. Prove also that AC bisects PQ.
Solution
We know that, diagonals of a parallelogram bisect each other ∴ OA = OC and OB = OD
Since P and Q are point of intersection of BD
Since P and Q are point of intersection of BD
∴ BP = PQ = QD
Now, OB = OD and BP = QD
⇒ OB  BP = OD  QD
⇒ OP = OQ
Thus in quadrilateral APCQ, we have
⇒ OP = OQ
Thus in quadrilateral APCQ, we have
OA = OC and OP = OQ
⇒ diagonals of quadrilateral APCQ bisect each other
∴ APCQ is a parallelogram
⇒ diagonals of quadrilateral APCQ bisect each other
∴ APCQ is a parallelogram
Hence AP  CQ
7. ABCD is a square E, F, G and H are points on AB, BC, CD and DA respectively, such that AE = BF = CG = DH. Prove that EFGH is a square.
Solution
We have,AE = BF = CG = DH = x(say)
∴ BE = CF = DG = AH = y(say)
In Î”'s AEH and BEF, we have
∴ BE = CF = DG = AH = y(say)
In Î”'s AEH and BEF, we have
AE = BF
∠A = ∠B
And AH = BE
So, by SAS configuration criterion, we have
Î”AEH ≅ Î”BFE
⇒ ∠1 = ∠2 and ∠3 = ∠4
But ∠1 + ∠3 = 90° and ∠2 + ∠4 = 90°
⇒ ∠1 + ∠3 + ∠2 + ∠4 = 90° + 90°
But ∠1 + ∠3 = 90° and ∠2 + ∠4 = 90°
⇒ ∠1 + ∠3 + ∠2 + ∠4 = 90° + 90°
⇒ ∠1 + ∠4 + ∠1 + ∠4 = 180°
⇒ 2(∠1 + ∠4) = 180°
⇒ ∠1 + ∠4 = 90°
⇒ ∠HEF = 180  90 = 90°
⇒ ∠HEF = 180  90 = 90°
Similarly we have ∠F = ∠G = ∠H = 90°.
Hence, EFGH is a square
8. ABCD is a rhombus, EABF is a straight line such that EA = AB = BF. Prove that ED and FC when produced meet at right angles.
Solution
We know that the diagonals of a rhombus are perpendicular bisector of each other ∴ OA = OC, OB = OD, ∠AOD = ∠COD = 90°
And ∠AOB = ∠COB = 90°
In Î” BDE, A and O are mid points of BE and BD respectively
OA  DE
OC  DG
In Î”CFA, B and O are mid points of AF and AC respectively
∴ OB  CF
OD  GC
Thus, in quadrilateral DOCG, we have
OC  DG and OD  GC
⇒ DOCG is a parallelogram
And ∠AOB = ∠COB = 90°
In Î” BDE, A and O are mid points of BE and BD respectively
OA  DE
OC  DG
In Î”CFA, B and O are mid points of AF and AC respectively
∴ OB  CF
OD  GC
Thus, in quadrilateral DOCG, we have
OC  DG and OD  GC
⇒ DOCG is a parallelogram
∠DGC = ∠DOC
∠DGC = 90°
∠DGC = 90°
9. ABCD is a parallelogram, AD is produced to E so that DE = DC and EC produced meets AB produced in F. Prove that BF = BC.
Solution
Draw a parallelogram ABCD with AC and BD intersecting at O
Produce AD to E such that DE = DC
Join EC and produce it to meet AB produced at F.
Produce AD to E such that DE = DC
Join EC and produce it to meet AB produced at F.
In Î”DCE,
∴ ∠DCE = ∠DEC ...CD [In a triangle, equal sides have equal angles opposite]
AB  CD (Opposite sides of the parallelogram are parallel)
∴ AE  CD (AB Lies on AF)
AF  CD and EF is the transversal.
∴ AE  CD (AB Lies on AF)
AF  CD and EF is the transversal.
∴ ∠DCE = ∠BFC ...(2) [Pair of corresponding angles]
From (1) and (2), we get
From (1) and (2), we get
∠DEC = ∠BFC
In Î”AFE,
∠AFE = ∠AEF (∠DEC = ∠BFC)
∴ AE = AF (In a triangle, equal angles have equal sides opposite to them)
⇒ AD + DE = AB + BF
⇒ AD + DE = AB + BF
⇒ BC + AB = AB + BF [∵ AD = BC, DE = CD and CD = AB, AB = DE]
⇒ BC = BF