Diagonals AC and BD of a trapezium ABCD with AB ∥ DC intersect each other at O.
Prove that ar (△AOD) = ar (△BOC). [1 MARK]
Concept : 0.5 Mark
Application : 0.5 Mark
It can be observed that ΔDAC and ΔDBC lie on the same base DC and between the same parallels AB and CD.
∴ Area (△DAC) = Area (△DBC)
⇒ Area (△DAC) − Area (△DOC) = Area (△DBC) − Area (△DOC) [ subtracting Area (△DOC) on both sides]
⇒ Area (△AOD) = Area (△BOC)