## RD Sharma Solutions Class 9 Chapter 14 Ex 14.4

*Q1)*** In \(\Delta ABC\)**

**Solution:**

Given that,

AB = 7cm, BC = 8cm, AC = 9cm

In âˆ†ABC,

F and E are the mid points of AB and AC.

\(âˆ´ EF=\frac{1}{2}BC\)

Similarly

\(DF=\frac{1}{2}AC\;and\;DE=\frac{1}{2}AB\)

Perimeter of âˆ†DEF = DE + EF + DF

=\(\frac{1}{2}AB+\frac{1}{2}BC+\frac{1}{2}AC\)

=\(\frac{1}{2}*7+\frac{1}{2}*8+\frac{1}{2}*9\)

=3.5 + 4 + 4.5

=12cm

\(âˆ´ Perimeter\;of\;\Delta DEF=12cm\)

*Q2) In a \(\Delta ABC\), \(\angle A=50^{0}\), \(\angle B=60^{0}\) and \(\angle C=70^{0}\). Find the measures of the angles of the triangle formed by joining the mid-points of the sides of this triangle.*

**Â Solution:**

** Â **In \(\Delta ABC\)

D and E are mid points of AB and BC.

By Mid point theorem,

\(DE\parallel AC,\;DE=\frac{1}{2}AC\)

F is the midpoint of AC

Then, \(DE=\frac{1}{2}AC=CF\)

In a Quadrilateral DECF

\(DE\parallel AC,\;DE=CF\)

Hence DECF is a parallelogram.

\(âˆ´ \angle C=\angle D=70^{0}\)

Similarly

BEFD is a parallelogram, \(\angle B=\angle F=60^{0}\)

ADEF is a parallelogram, \(\angle A=\angle E=50^{0}\)

\(âˆ´ Angles\;of\;\Delta DEF\;are\)

\(\angle D=70^{0},\;\angle E=50^{0},\;\angle F=60^{0}\)

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*Q3) In a triangle, P, Q and R are the mid points of sides BC, CA and AB respectively. If AC = 21cm, BC = 29cm and AB = 30cm, find the perimeter of the quadrilateral ARPQ.*

**Solution:**

In \(\Delta ABC\)

R and P are mid points of AB and BC

\(RP\parallel AC,\;RP=\frac{1}{2}AC\;\;\;\;\;\;[By\;Midpoint\;Theorem]\)

In a quadrilateral,

[A pair of side is parallel and equal]

\(RP\parallel AQ,\;RP=AQ\)

Therefore, RPQA is a parallelogram

\(\Rightarrow AR=\frac{1}{2}AB=\frac{1}{2}*30=15cm\)

AR = QP = 15cmÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â [ Opposite sides are equal ]

\(\Rightarrow RP=\frac{1}{2}AC=\frac{1}{2}*21=10.5cm\)

RP = AQ = 10.5cmÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â [ Opposite sides are equal ]

Now,

Perimeter of ARPQ = AR + QP + RP +AQ

= 15 +15 +10.5 +10.5

= 51cm

*Â Q4) In a \(\Delta ABC\) median AD is produced to X such that AD = DX. Prove that ABXC is a parallelogram.*

**Solution:**

In a quadrilateral ABXC, we have

AD = DX [Given]

BD = DC [Given]

So, diagonals AX and BC bisect each other.

Therefore, ABXC is a parallelogram.

*Q5) In a \(\Delta ABC\), E and F are the mid-points of AC and AB respectively. The altitude AP to BC intersects FE at Q. Prove that AQ = QP.*

**Solution:**

In a \(\Delta ABC\)

E and F are mid points of AB and AC

\(âˆ´ EF\parallel FE,\;\frac{1}{2}BC=FE\;\;\;\;\;[By\;mid\;point\;theorem]\)

InÂ \(\Delta ABP\)

F is the mid-point of AB and \(âˆ´ FQ\parallel BP\;\;\;\;[âˆµ EF\parallel BP]\)

Therefore, Q is the mid-point of APÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â [By mid-point theorem]

Hence, AQ = QP.

*Q6) In a \(\Delta ABC\), BM and CN are perpendiculars from B and C respectively on any line passing through A. If L is the mid-point of BC, prove that ML = NL.*

**Solution:**

Given that,

In \(\Delta BLM\;and\;\Delta CLN\)

\(\angle BML=\angle CNL=90^{0}\)

BL = CLÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â [L is the mid-point of BC]

\(\angle MLB=\angle NLC\)

\(âˆ´ \Delta BLM=\Delta CLN\)

\(âˆ´ LM=LN\)

*Q7)In figure 14.95, Triangle ABC is a right angled triangle at B. Given that AB = 9cm, AC = 15cm and D, E are the mid-points of the sides AB and AC respectively, calculate*

*(i) The length of BCÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (ii) \(The\;area\;of\;\Delta ADE\).*

**Solution:**

In \(\Delta ABC,\;\angle B=90^{0}\)

By using Pythagoras theorem

AC^{2} = AB^{2} + BC^{2}

=>15^{2} = 9^{2} + BC^{2}

=>\(BC=\sqrt{15^{2}-9^{2}}\)

=>\(BC=\sqrt{225-81}\)

=> \(BC=\sqrt{144}\)

In \(\Delta ABC\)

D and E are mid-points of AB and AC

\(âˆ´ DE\parallel BC,\;DE=\frac{1}{2}BC\;\;\;\;\;[By\;mid-point\;theorem]\)

\(AD=DB=\frac{AB}{2}=\frac{9}{2}=4.5cm\;\;\;\;[âˆµ D\;is\;the\;mid-point\;of\;AB]]\)

\(Area\;of\;\Delta ADE=\frac{1}{2}*AD*DE\)

\(=\frac{1}{2}*4.5*6\)

=13.5cm^{2}

*Q8) In figure 14.96, M, N and P are mid-points of AB, AC and BC respectively. If MN = 3cm, NP = 3.5cm and MP = 2.5cm, calculate BC, AB and AC.*

**Solution:**

Given MN = 3cm, NP = 3.5cm and MP = 2.5cm.

To find BC, AB and AC

In \(\Delta ABC\)

M and N are mid-points of AB and AC

\(âˆ´ MN=\frac{1}{2}BC,\;MN\parallel BC\;\;\;\;\;\;[By\;mid-point\;theorem]\)

\(\Rightarrow 3=\frac{1}{2}BC\)

\(\Rightarrow 3*2=BC\)

\(\Rightarrow BC=6cm\)

Similarly

AC = 2MP = 2 (2.5) = 5cm

AB = 2 NP = 2 (3.5) = 7cm

*Q9) ABC is a triangle and through A, B, C lines are drawn parallel to BC, CA and AB respectively intersecting at P, Q and R. Prove that the perimeter of \(\Delta PQR\) is double the perimeter of \(\Delta ABC\).*

**Solution:**

Clearly ABCQ and ARBC are parallelograms.

Therefore, BC = AQ and BC = AR

=>AQ = AR

=>A is the mid-point of QR

Similarly B and C are the mid points of PR and PQ respectively.

\(âˆ´ AB=\frac{1}{2}PQ,\;BC=\frac{1}{2}QR,\;CA=\frac{1}{2}PR\)

=>PQ = 2AB, QR = 2BC and PR = 2CA

=>PQ + QR + RP = 2 (AB + BC + CA)

=>Perimeter of \(\Delta PQR\)

*Q10) In figure 14.97, \(BE âŠ¥Â AC\), AD is any line from A to BC intersecting BE in H. P, Q and R are respectively the mid-points of AH, AB and BC. Prove that \(\angle PQR=90^{0}\)*

**Solution:**

Given,

\(BE\perp AC\)

To prove: \(\angle PQR=90^{0}\)

Proof: In \(\Delta ABC\)

\(âˆ´ QR\parallel AC…..(i)\)

In \(\Delta ABH\)

\(âˆ´ QP\parallel BHâ€¦.(ii)\)

But, \(BE\perp AC\)

Therefore, from equation (i) and equation (ii) we have,

\(QP\perp QR\)

=>\(\angle PQR=90^{0}\)

Hence Proved.

*Q11) In figure 14.98, AB=AC and CP||BA and AP is the bisector of exterior \(\angle CAD\) of âˆ†ABC . Prove that *

*(i) \(\angle PAC =\angle BCA\).*

*(ii) ABCP is a parallelogram.*

**Solution:**

Given,

AB = AC and \(CD\parallel BA\)

To prove:

(i) \(\angle PAC =\angle BCA\)

(ii) ABCP is a parallelogram.

Proof:

(i) We have,

AB=AC

=>\(\angle ACB=\angle ABC\)

of triangle are equal]

Now, \(\angle CAD=\angle ABC+\angle ACB\)

=>\(\angle PAC+\angle PAD=2\angle ACB\;\;\;\;\;\;\;[âˆ´ \angle PAC=\angle PAD]\)

=>\(2\angle PAC=2\angle ACB\)

=>\(\angle PAC=\angle ACB\)

(ii) Now,

\(\angle PAC=\angle BCA\)

=>\(AP\parallel BC\)

Therefore, ABCP is a parallelogram.

*Q12) ABCD is a kite having AB=AD and BC=CD. Prove that the figure found by joining the mid points of the sides, in order, is a rectangle.*

**Solution:**

Given,

A kite ABCD having AB=AD and BC=CD. P, Q, R, S are the mid-points of sides AB, BC, CD and DA respectively. PQ, QR, RS and SP are joined.

To prove:

PQRS is a rectangle.

Proof:

In âˆ†ABC, P and Q are the mid-points of AB and BC respectively.

\(âˆ´ PQ\parallel AC\;and\;PQ=\frac{1}{2}AC…..(i)\)

In âˆ†ADC, R and S are the mid-points of CD and AD respectively.

\(âˆ´ RS\parallel AC\;and\;RS=\frac{1}{2}AC…..(ii)\)

From (i) and (ii) we have

\(PQ\parallel RS\;and\;PQ=RS\)

Thus, in quadrilateral PQRS, a pair of opposite sides is equal and parallel. So, PQRS is a parallelogram. Now, we shall prove that one angle of parallelogram PQRS is a right angle.

Since AB=AD

\(\Rightarrow \frac{1}{2}AB=\frac{1}{2}AD\)

\(\Rightarrow AP=AS….(iii)\;\;\;\;\;[âˆµ P\;and\;S\;are\;mid\;points\;of\;AB\;and\;AD]\)

\(\Rightarrow \angle 1=\angle 2….(iv)\)

Now, in \(\Delta PBQ\;and\;\Delta SDR,\;we\;have\)

PB = SDÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â \([âˆµ AD=AB\;\Rightarrow \frac{1}{2}AD=\frac{1}{2}AB]\)

BQ = DRÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â [Since PB = SD]

And PQ = SR Â Â Â [Since, PQRS is a parallelogram]

So, by SSS criterion of congruence, we have

\(\Delta PBQ\cong \Delta SDR\)

\(\Rightarrow \angle 3=\angle 4\;\;\;\;\;[CPCT]\)

Now, \(\Rightarrow \angle 3+\angle SPQ+\angle 2=180^{0}\)

And \(\angle 1+\angle PSR+\angle 4=180^{0}\)

\(âˆ´ \angle 3+\angle SPQ+\angle 2=\angle 1+\angle PSR+\angle 4\)

\(\Rightarrow \angle SPQ=\angle PSR\;\;\;\;\;\;\;\;[\;\angle 1=\angle 2\;and\;\angle 3=\angle 4\;]\)

Now, transversal PS cuts parallel lines SR and PQ at S and P respectively.

\(âˆ´ \angle SPQ+\angle PSR=180^{0}\)

=>\(2\angle SPQ=180^{0}\)

=>\(\angle SPQ=90^{0}\)

Thus, PQRS is a parallelogram such that \(\angle SPQ=90^{0}\)

Hence, PQRS is a parallelogram.

*Q13) Let ABC be an isosceles triangle in which AB=AC. If D, E, F be the mid points of the, sides BC,CA and AB respectively, show that the segment AD and EFÂ bisect each other at right angles.*

**Solution:**

Since D, E and F are mid-points of sides BC, CA and AB respectively.

\(âˆ´ AB\parallel DE\;and\;AC\parallel DF\)

\(âˆ´ AF\parallel DE\;and\;AE\parallel DF\)

ABDE is a parallelogram.

AF = DE and AE = DF

\(\frac{1}{2}AB=DE\;and\;\frac{1}{2}AC=DF\)

DE = DF Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â [Since, AB = AC]

AE = AF = DE = DF

ABDF is a rhombus.

=>AD and FE bisect each other at right angle.

*Q14) ABC is a triangle. D is a point on AB such that \(AD=\frac{1}{4}AB\) and E is a point on AC such that \(AE=\frac{1}{4}AC\). Prove that \(DE=\frac{1}{4}BC\).*

**Solution:**

Let P and Q be the mid-points of AB and AC respectively.

Then \(PQ\parallel BC\)

\(PQ=\frac{1}{2}BC\)

In \(\Delta APQ\)

\(âˆ´ DE\parallel PQ,\;and\;DE=\frac{1}{2}PQ\)

From (i) and (ii): \(DE=\frac{1}{2}\;PQ=\frac{1}{2}\;(\frac{1}{2}BC)\)

\(âˆ´ DE=\frac{1}{4}BC\)

Hence proved.

*Q15) In Figure 14.99, ABCD is a parallelogram in which P is the mid-point of DC and Q is a point on AC such that \(CQ=\frac{1}{4}AC\). If PQ produced meets BC at R, prove that R is a mid-point of BC.*

**Solution:**

**Â **Join B and D.

Suppose AC and BD intersect at O.

Then \(OC=\frac{1}{2}AC\)

Now,

\(CQ=\frac{1}{4}AC\)

\(\Rightarrow CQ=\frac{1}{2}\;(\frac{1}{2}AC)\)

= \(\frac{1}{2}OC\)

In \(\Delta DCO\)

\(âˆ´ PQ\parallel DO\)

Also in \(\Delta COB\)

Therefore, R is the mid-point of BC.

*Q16) In figure 14.100, ABCD and PQRC are rectangles and Q is the mid-point of AC. Prove that *

*(i) DP = PC Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (ii) \(PR=\frac{1}{2}AC\)*

**Solution:**

(i) In \(\Delta ADC\)

Therefore, P is the mid-point of DC.

=>DP = DC Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â [Using mid-point theorem]

(ii) Similarly, R is the mid-point of BC

\(âˆ´ PR=\frac{1}{2}BD\)

\(PR=\frac{1}{2}AC\)

*Q17) ABCD is a parallelogram; E and f are the mid-points of AB and CD respectively. GH is any line intersecting AD, EF and BC at G, P and H respectively. Prove that GP = PH.*

**Solution:**

Since E and F are mid-points of AB and CD respectively

\(AE=BE=\frac{1}{2}AB\)

And \(CF=DF=\frac{1}{2}CD\)

But, AB = CD

\( \frac{1}{2}AB =\frac{1}{2}CD\)

=>BE = CF

Also, \(BE\parallel CF\;\;\;\;\;\;\;\;[âˆµ AB\parallel CD]\)

Therefore, BEFC is a parallelogram

\(BC\parallel EF\)

Now, \(BC\parallel EF\)

=>\(AD\parallel EF\;\;\;\;\;\;\;\;[âˆµ BC\parallel AD\;as\;ABCD\;is\;a\;parallelogram]\)

Therefore, AEFD is a parallelogram.

=>AE = GP

But E is the mid-point of AB.

So, AE = BF

Therefore, GP = PH.

*Q18) BM and CN are perpendiculars to a line passing through the vertex A of triangle ABC. If L is the mid-point of BC, prove that LM = LN.*

**Solution:**

To prove LM = LN

Draw LS as perpendicular to line MN.

Therefore, the lines BM, LS and CN being the same perpendiculars on line MN are parallel to each other.

According to intercept theorem,

If there are three or more parallel lines and the intercepts made by them on a transversal are equal, then the corresponding intercepts on any other transversal are also equal.

In the figure, MB, LS and NC are three parallel lines and the two transversal lines are MN and BC.

We have, BL = LC Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â [As L is the given mid-point of BC]

Using the intercept theorem, we get

MS = SN â€¦. (i)

Now in \(\Delta MLS\;and\;\Delta LSN\)

MS = SN using equation (i).

\(\angle LSM=\angle LSN=90^{0}\;\;\;\;\;[LS\perp MN]\)

And SL = LS is common.

\(âˆ´ \Delta MLS\cong \Delta LSN\;\;\;\;\;\;\;\;[SAS\;Congruency\;Theorem]\)

\(âˆ´ LM=LN\;\;\;\;\;\;\;\;[CPCT]\)

*Q19) Show that, the line segments joining the mid-points of opposite sides of a quadrilateral bisects each other.*

**Solution:**

Let ABCD is a quadrilateral in which P, Q, R and S are mid-points of sides AB, BC, CD and DA respectively.

So, by using mid-point theorem we can say that

\(SP\parallel BD\;and\;SP=\frac{1}{2}BD…..(i)\)

Similarly in \(\Delta BCD\)

\(QR\parallel BD\;and\;QR=\frac{1}{2}BD…..(ii)\)

From equations (i) and (ii), we have

\(SP\parallel QR\;and\;SP=QR\)

As in quadrilateral SPQR, one pair of opposite sides is equal and parallel to each other.

So, SPQR is a parallelogram since the diagonals of a parallelogram bisect each other.

Hence PR and QS bisect each other.

*Q20) Fill in the blanks to make the following statements correct:*

*(i) The triangle formed by joining the mid-points of the sides of an isosceles triangle is ____________.*

*(ii) The triangle formed by joining the mid-points of the sides of a right triangle is ____________.*

*(iii) The figure formed by joining the mid-points of consecutive sides of a quadrilateral is ____________.*

**Solution:**

(i) Isosceles

(ii) Right triangle

(iii) Parallelogram