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

NCERT Solutions for Class 9 Maths Chapter 9 Areas of Parallelograms and Triangles

## NCERT Solutions for Class 9 Maths Chapter 9 Areas of Parallelograms and Triangles Ex 9.1

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

### NCERT Solutions for Class 9 Maths Chapter 9 Areas of Parallelograms and Triangles Ex 9.4

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:
Given: parallelogram ABCD and rectangle ABEF are on same base AB, and area of both are equal.
In rectangle ABEF, AB = EF and in parallelogram ABCD,
CD = AB ⇒ AB + CD = AB + EF ….(i)
We know that, the perpendicular distance between two parallel sides of a parallelogram is always less than the length of the other parallel sides.

∴ BE < SC and AF < AD On adding both, we get, BC + AD > BE + AF …(ii)
⇒ BC + AD + AB + CD > BE + AF + AB + CD (Adding AB + CD on both sides)

⇒ AB + BC+ CD + AD > AB + BE + EF + AF [Put the values from Eq. (i)]
Hence, the perimeter of the parallelogram is greater than the perimeter of the rectangle.

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). Can you now answer the question that you have left in the Introduction’ of this chapter, whether the field of Budhia has been actually divided into three pares of equal area?
[Remark Note that by taking BD = DE = EC, the ∆ ABC is divided into three triangles ABD, ADE and AEC of equal areas. In the sameway, by dividing BC into n equal parts and joining the points of division so obtained to the opposite vertex of BC, you can divide ∆ ABC into n triangles of equal areas.]
Solution:
Given: ABC is a triangle and D and E are two points on BC, such that

BD = DE = EC
Let AO be the perpendicular to BC.
∴ ar ( ∆ABD) = 1/2 x BD x AO
ar (∆ADE) = 1/2 x DE x AO
and ar(∆AEC) = 1/2 x EC x AO
Since, BD = DE = EC (Given)
∴ ar(∆ABD) = ar(∆ADE) = ar(∆AEC)
Yes, altitudes of all triangles are same. Budhia has use the result of this question in dividing her land in three equal parts.

Ex 9.4 Class 9 Maths Question 3.
In figure, ABCD, DCFE and ABFE are parallelograms. Show that ar(ADE) = ax(BCF).

Solution:
Given: ABCD, DCFE, and ABFE and parallelograms
AD = BC (∵ ABCD is a parallelogram)
DE – CF (∵ DCFE is a parallelogram)
and AE = BF (∵ ABFE is a parallelogram)
∴ 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:
Given: ABCD is a parallelogram and AD || CQ, and AQ = CQ. Join the line segment AC.
Now, ∆ APC and ∆ BPC lie on the same base PC and between the same parallels PC and AB, therefore
ar(∆ APC) = ar(∆ BPC) …(i)

Thus, in quadrilateral ACQD, one pair of opposite sides is equal and parallel.
We know that, diagonals of a parallelogram bisect each other.
∴ CP = DP and AP = PQ ….(ii)
In ∆ APC and ∆ DPQ, we have

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:
Join AD and EC. Let x be the side of ∆ ABC. Then

Ex 9.4 Class 9 Maths Question 6.
Diagonals AC and BD of a quadrilateral ABCD intersect each other at P. Show that
ar(APB) x ar(CPD) = ar(APD) x ar(BPC).
[Hint From A and C, draw perpendiculars to BD.]
Solution:
Given: ABCD is a quadrilateral whose diagonals intersect at P.
Draw two perpendiculars AE and CF from A and Con BD, respectively. Now,
LHS = ar (∆ APB) x ar (∆ CPD)

From Eqs. (i) and (ii), we get, LHS = RHS
i.e., ar(∆APB) x ar(∆CPD) = ar(∆APD) x ar(∆BPC)

Ex 9.4 Class 9 Maths Question 7.
P and Q are respectively the mid-points of sides AB and BC of a triangle ABC and R is the mid-point of AP, show that

Solution:
(i) Given: P and Q are mid-points of AB and BC. Also, R is mid-point of AP.
Since, P and 0 are the mid-points of AB and BC, respectively.
∴ PQ || AC and PQ = 1/2 AC (By mid-point theorem)
Draw RM || AC || PQ
Also, draw QG ⊥ RM and MH ⊥ AC
∵ PQ || RM || AC and PR = RA
∴ QM = MC
In ∆ QGM and ∆ MHC,

Ex 9.4 Class 9 Maths Question 8.
In figure, ABC is a right triangle right angled at A. BCED, ACFG and ABMN are squares on the sides BC, CA and AB respectively. Line segment AX ⊥ DE meets BC at Y. Show that

(i) ∆MBC = ∆ABD
(ii) ar(BYXD) = 2 ar(MBC)
(iii) ar(BYXD) = ax(ABMN)
(iv) ∆FCB ≅ ∆ACE
(v) ar(CYXE) = 2 ar(FCB)
(vi) ar(CYXE) = ax(ACFG)
(vii) ar(BCED) = ar(ABMN) + ar(ACFG)
Note: Result (vii) is the famous Theorem of Pythagoras. You shall learn a simpler, proof of this theorem in Class X.
Solution:
(i) In ∆ABD and ∆MBC,
BC = BD (These are the sides of square)
MB = AB
and ∠ MBC = 90° + ∠ ABC
= ∠DBC + ∠ABC
= ∠ABD
∴ ∆MBC = ∆ABD (By SAS rule)

(ii) From part (i), ar(∆ MBC) = ar (∆ ABD) …(i)
But ar(∆ ABD) = 1/2 ar (BYXD) …(ii)
(∵ ∆ ABD and rectangle BYXD lie on the same base and between same parallel between lines.)
From Eqs. (i) and (ii), we get
ar (∆MBC) = 1/2 ar (BYXD) .. .(iii)
⇒ ar (BYXD) = 2 ar (∆MBC)

(iii) Now ar (∆MBC) = 1/2 ar (ABMN) …..(iv)
(∵ ∆MBC and square ABMN lie on the same base MB and between same parallels MB and NC)
From Eqs. (iii) and (iv), we get
ar (BYXD) = ar (ABMN)

(iv) In ∆ ACE and ∆FCS,
AC = FC
and CE = BC (These are the sides of square)
∠ FCB = 90° + ∠ ACB = ∠ BCE + ∠ACB = ∠ACE
So, ∆ FCB = ∆ ACE (By SAS rule)

(v) From Eqs. (iv), ar(AACE) = ar(AFCB) …(vi)
But ar(∆ACE) = 1/2 ar(CVXE)
(∵ Both lie on the same base CE and between same parallel lines CE and AX.)
From Eqs. (vi) and (vii), we get
ar (∆ACE) = 1/2 ar (CYXE)
= ar (∆FCB) …(vii)
⇒ ar (CYXE) = 1/2 ar (∆ FCB)

(vi) Now, ar(AFCB) = 1/2 ar (ACFG) …(ix)
(∵Both lie on same base CF and between same parallel lines CF and BG)
From Eqs. (viii) and (ix), we get
1/2 ar (ALFG) = 1/2 ar (CYXE)
⇒ ar (ACFG) = ar (CYXE)

(vii)
Now, ar (BCED) = ar (BYXD) + ar (CYXE)
= ar (ABMN) + ar (ACFG) [From part (iii) and (vi)]

## Areas of Parallelograms Class 9 Extra Questions Maths Chapter 9

Extra Questions for Class 9 Maths Chapter 9 Areas of Parallelograms

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