Exercise 9.1
Question 1:
Which of the following figures lie on the same base and between the same parallels. In such a case, write the common base and the two parallels.

(i)

(iv)

(ii)

(iii)

(v)

(vi)

Answer:
(i)

Yes. It can be observed that trapezium ABCD and triangle PCD have a common base CD and these are lying between the same parallel lines AB and CD. (ii)

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Maths

No. It can be observed that parallelogram PQRS and trapezium MNRS have a common base RS. However, their vertices, (i.e., opposite to the common base) P, Q of parallelogram and M, N of trapezium, are not lying on the same line. (iii)

Yes. It can be observed that parallelogram PQRS and triangle TQR have a common base QR and they are lying between the same parallel lines PS and QR. (iv)

No. It can be observed that parallelogram ABCD and triangle PQR are lying between same parallel lines AD and BC. However, these do not have any common base. (v)

Yes. It can be observed that parallelogram ABCD and parallelogram APQD have a common base AD and these are lying between the same parallel lines AD and BQ. Page 2 of 41

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(vi)

No. It can be observed that parallelogram PBCS and PQRS are lying on the same base PS. However, these do not lie between the same parallel lines.

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Chapter 9 – Areas of Parallelograms and Triangles

Maths

Exercise 9.2
Question 1:
In the given figure, ABCD is parallelogram, AE ⊥ DC and CF ⊥ AD. If AB = 16 cm, AE = 8 cm and CF = 10 cm, find AD.

Answer:
In parallelogram ABCD, CD = AB = 16 cm
[Opposite sides of a parallelogram are equal]
We know that
Area of a parallelogram = Base × Corresponding altitude
Area of parallelogram ABCD =...

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