Ncert Solutions For Class 7 Maths Ex 7.2

Ncert Solutions For Class 7 Maths Chapter 7 Ex 7.2

1. In an isosceles triangle ABC, with AB = AC, the bisectors of B and C intersect each other at O. Join A to O. Show that :

(a) OB = OC  (b) AO bisects A

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Sol.

Sol. Given that,
AB = AC, the bisectors of B and C intersect each other at O

(i) Since ABC is an isosceles with AB = AC,
B = C
⇒ 1/2B = 1/2C
OBC = OCB (Angle bisectors.)
⇒ OB = OC (Side opposite to the equal angles are equal.)

(ii) In ΔAOB and ΔAOC,
AB = AC (Given)
AO = AO (Common)
OB = OC (Proved above)
Therefore, ΔAOB ≅ ΔAOC by SSS congruence condition.
BAO = CAO (by CPCT)
Thus, AO bisects A.

 

2. In ΔABC, AD is the perpendicular bisector of BC . Show that ΔABC is an isosceles triangle in which AB = AC.

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Sol.

Given,
AD is the perpendicular bisector of BC
To show,
AB = AC
Proof,
In ΔADB and ΔADC,
AD = AD (Common)
∠ADB = ∠ADC
BD = CD (AD is the perpendicular bisector)
Therefore, ΔADB ≅ ΔADC by SAS congruence condition.
AB = AC

 

3. ABC is an isosceles triangle in which altitudes BE and CF are drawn to equal sides AC and AB respectively. Show that these altitudes are equal.

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Sol.

Given that,
BE and CF are altitudes.
AC = AB
To show,
BE = CF
Proof,
In ΔAEB and ΔAFC,
∠A = ∠A (Common)
∠AEB = ∠AFC (Right angles)
AB = AC (Given)
Therefore, ΔAEB ≅ ΔAFC by AAS congruence condition.
Thus, BE = CF by CPCT.

 

4. ABC is a triangle in which altitudes BE and CF to sides AC and AB are equal . Show that
(i) ΔABE ≅ ΔACF
(ii) AB = AC, i.e., ABC is an isosceles triangle.

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Sol.

Given,

BE = CF

(i) In ΔABE and ΔACF,
∠A = ∠A (Common)
∠AEB = ∠AFC (Right angles)
BE = CF (Given)
Therefore, ΔABE ≅ ΔACF by AAS congruence condition.

(ii) Thus, AB = AC by CPCT and therefore ABC is an isosceles triangle.

 

5. ABC and DBC are two isosceles triangles on the same base BC. Show that ∠ABD = ∠ACD.

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Sol.

Sol. Given that,
ABC and DBC are two isosceles triangles.
To show,
∠ABD = ∠ACD
Proof,
In ΔABD and ΔACD,
AD = AD (Common)
AB = AC (ABC is an isosceles triangle.)
BD = CD (BCD is an isosceles triangle.)
Therefore, ΔABD ≅ ΔACD by SSS congruence condition. Thus, ∠ABD = ∠ACD by CPCT.

 

6. ΔABC is an isosceles triangle in which AB = AC. Side BA is produced to D such that AD = AB. Show that ∠BCD is a right angle.

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Sol.

Sol. Given that,
AB = AC and AD = AB
To show,
∠BCD is a right angle.
Proof,
In ΔABC,
AB = AC (Given)
⇒ ∠ACB = ∠ABC (Angles opposite to the equal sides are equal.)
In ΔACD,
AD = AB
⇒ ∠ADC = ∠ACD (Angles opposite to the equal sides are equal.)
Now,
In ΔABC,
∠CAB + ∠ACB + ∠ABC = 180°
⇒ ∠CAB + 2∠ACB = 180°
⇒ ∠CAB = 180° – 2∠ACB — (i)
Similarly in ΔADC,
∠CAD = 180° – 2∠ACD — (ii)
also,
∠CAB + ∠CAD = 180° (BD is a straight line.)
Adding (i) and (ii)
∠CAB + ∠CAD = 180° – 2∠ACB + 180° – 2∠ACD
⇒ 180° = 360° – 2∠ACB – 2∠ACD
⇒ 2(∠ACB + ∠ACD) = 180°
⇒ ∠BCD = 90°

 

7.ABC is a right angled triangle in which ∠A = 90° and AB = AC. Find ∠B and ∠C.

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Sol.

Given,
∠A = 90° and AB = AC
A/q,
AB = AC
⇒ ∠B = ∠C (Angles opposite to the equal sides are equal.)
Now,
∠A + ∠B + ∠C = 180° (Sum of the interior angles of the triangle.)
⇒ 90° + 2∠B = 180°
⇒ 2∠B = 90°
⇒ ∠B = 45°
Thus, ∠B = ∠C = 45°

 

8. Show that the angles of an equilateral triangle are 60° each.

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Sol.

Let ABC be an equilateral triangle.
BC = AC = AB (Length of all sides is same)
⇒ ∠A = ∠B = ∠C (Sides opposite to the equal angles are equal.)
Also,
∠A + ∠B + ∠C = 180°
⇒ 3∠A = 180°
⇒ ∠A = 60°
Therefore, ∠A = ∠B = ∠C = 60°
Thus, the angles of an equilateral triangle are 60° each.