# Important Questions for Class 9 Chapter 9 - Areas of Parallelograms and Triangles

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Important questions based on NCERT syllabus for Chapter 9 - Areas of Parallelograms and Triangles:

Question 1: ABC and ABD are two triangles on the same base AB. If line- segment CD is bisected by AB at O, show that area(△ABC) = area(△ABD).

Solution:

Consider △ACD.
Line-segment CD is bisected by AB at O. Therefore, AO is the median of △ACD
So, Area (△ACO) = Area (△ADO) ... (1)
Considering △BCD, BO is the median.
So, Area (△BCO) = Area (△BDO) ... (2)
Adding equations (1) and (2), we obtain
Area (△ACO) + Area (△BCO) = Area (△ADO) + Area (△BDO)
Area (△ABC) = Area (△ABD)

Question 2: In the given figure, AP ∥ BQ ∥ CR. Prove that ar (△AQC) = ar (△PBR).

Solution:

Since △ABQ and △PBQ lie on the same base BQ and are between the same parallels AP and BQ,
∴ Area (△ABQ) = Area (△PBQ) ... (1)
Again, △BCQ and △BRQ lie on the same base BQ and are between the same parallels BQ and CR.
∴ Area (△BCQ) = Area (△BRQ) ... (2)
On adding equations (1) and (2), we obtain
Area (△ABQ) + Area (△BCQ) = Area (△PBQ) + Area (△BRQ)
⇒ Area (△AQC) = Area (△PBR)

Question 3: Show that a median of a triangle divides it into two triangles of equal areas.
Solution:

Let ABC be a triangle and let AD be one of its medians
We need to show that ar (△ABD) = ar (△ACD).
Since the formula for area involves altitude, let us draw AN perpendicular to BC.
Now ar(△ABD) = 1/2 × base × altitude (of triangle △ABD)
=1/2 × BD × AN
=12 × CD × AN (As BD = CD)
=1/2 × base × altitude (of △ACD)
= ar(△ACD)
Hence proved that the median of a triangle divides it into 2 equal halves.