If bisectors of ∠A and ∠B of a quadrilateral ABCD intersect each other at P, of ∠B and ∠C at Q,

Question:

If bisectors of ∠A and ∠B of a quadrilateral ABCD intersect each other at P, of ∠B and ∠C at Q, of ∠C and ∠D at R and of ∠D and ∠A at then PQRS is a
(a) rectangle
(b) parallelogram
(c) rhombus
(d) quadrilateral whose opposite angles are supplementary

Solution:

Given: In quadrilateral ABCDAS, BQ, Cand DS are angle bisectors of angles A, B, C and D, respectively.

QPS = APB        (Vertically opposite angles)          ...(1)

In ΔAPB,

APB + PAB + ABP = 180°        (Angle sum property of triangle.)

$\Rightarrow \angle A P B+\frac{1}{2} \angle A+\frac{1}{2} \angle B=180^{\circ}$

$\Rightarrow \angle A P B=180^{\circ}-\frac{1}{2}(\angle A+\angle B)$             ...(2)

From (1) and (2), we get

$\angle Q P S=180^{\circ}-\frac{1}{2}(\angle A+\angle B)$             ...(3)

Similarly, $\angle Q R S=180^{\circ}-\frac{1}{2}(\angle C+\angle D)$         ...(4)

From (3) and (4), we get

$\angle Q P S+\angle Q R S=360^{\circ}-\frac{1}{2}(\angle A+\angle B+\angle C+\angle D)$

$=360^{\circ}-\frac{1}{2}\left(360^{\circ}\right)$

$=360^{\circ}-180^{\circ}$

$=180^{\circ}$

So, PQRS is a quadrilateral whose opposite angles are supplementary.

Hence, the correct option is (d).

 

 

 

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