ΔABC and ΔDBC are two isosceles triangles on the same base BC and vertices A and D are on the same side of BC.

Question:

ΔABC and ΔDBC are two isosceles triangles on the same base BC and vertices A and D are on the same side of BC. If AD is extended to intersect BC at E, show that
(i) ΔABD ≅ ΔACD
(ii) ΔABE ≅ ΔACE
(iii) AE bisects ∠A as well as ∠D
(iv) AE is the perpendicular bisector of BC.

 

Solution:

Given: ΔABC and ΔDBC are two isosceles triangles on the same base BC.

To prove:
(i) ΔABD ≅ ΔACD
(ii) ΔABE ≅ ΔACE
(iii) AE bisects ∠A as well as ∠D
(iv) AE is the perpendicular bisector of BC

Proof:
(i) In ΔABD and ΔACD,

BD CD                                  (Given, ΔDBC is an isosceles triangles)
AB = AC                                   (Given, ΔABC is an isosceles triangles)
AD = AD                                  (Common side)

"> By SSS congruence criteria,
ΔABD ≅ ΔACD

Also, ">BAD = ">CAD         (CPCT)
or, ">BAE = ">CAE     .....(1)

(ii)
In ΔABE and ΔACE,

AB = AC                                   (Given, ΔABC is an isosceles triangles)
">BAE = ">CAE                       [From (i)]
AE = AE                                  (Common side)

"> By SAS congruence criteria,
ΔABE ≅ ΔACE

Also, BE = CE                    (CPCT)    .....(2)
And, ">AEB = ">AEC         (CPCT)   .....(3)

(iii)
In ΔBED and ΔCED,

BD CD                                  (Given, ΔDBC is an isosceles triangles)
BE = CE                                   [From (2)]
DE = DE                                  (Common side)

"> By SSS congruence criteria,
ΔBED ≅ ΔCED

Also, ">BDE = ">CDE         (CPCT)   .....(4)

(iv)
"> ">BAE = ">CAE        [From (1)]
And, ">BDE = ">CDE   [From (4)]
"> AE bisects ∠A as well as ∠D.

(v)

$\because \angle A E B+\angle A E C=180^{\circ} \quad($ Linear pair $)$

$\Rightarrow \angle A E B+\angle A E B=180^{\circ} \quad[$ From $(3)]$

$\Rightarrow 2 \angle A E B=180^{\circ}$

$\Rightarrow \angle A E B=\frac{180^{\circ}}{2}$

 

$\Rightarrow \angle A E B=90^{\circ} \quad \ldots .(5)$

From (2) and (5), we get
AE is the perpendicular bisector of BC.

 

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