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Tushar
Asked 2d 4h ago

In figure below, $DE\ ∥\ BC$ such that $AE\ =\ (\frac{1}{4})AC$. If $AB\ =\ 6\ cm$, find $AD$.



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Akhilesh
Answered 2d 3h ago

Given:


In the given figure, $DE\ ∠¥\ BC$ such that $AE\ =\ (\frac{1}{4})AC$ and $AB\ =\ 6\ cm$.


To do:

We have to find $AD$.


Solution:

In $\vartriangle ADE$ and $\vartriangle ABC$,

$\angle A = \angle A$  (Common)

$\angle ADE = \angle ABC$ ($AB||QR$, Corresponding angles)

Therefore,

$\vartriangle ADE ∠¼ \vartriangle ABC$  (By AA similarity)

$\frac{AD}{AB} = \frac{AE}{AC}$  (Corresponding parts of similar triangles are proportional)

$\frac{AD}{6} = \frac{1}{4}$   ($AE\ =\ (\frac{1}{4})AC$, this implies, $\frac{AE}{AC} =\frac{1}{4}$)

$AD = \frac{6}{4}$

$AD = 1.5\ cm$


The measure of $AD$ is $1.5\ cm$.

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