# In Fig. 6.17, POQ is a line. Ray OR is perpendicular to line PQ. OS is another ray lying between rays OP and OR. Prove that ∠ROS = 1/2 (∠QOS - ∠POS).

**Solution:**

Given: OR is perpendicular to PQ. ∠ROQ = ∠ROP = 90°.

To prove: ∠ROS = 1/2(∠QOS - ∠POS).

When a ray intersects a line, the sum of adjacent angles so formed is 180°.

Let ∠ROS = a, ∠POS = b and ∠SOQ = c.

To prove that: a = 1/2(c - b).

Since ∠ROQ = ∠ROP = 90°,

We can say, ∠POS + ∠SOR = ∠POR

b + a = 90°.….(1)

Line PQ is intersected by ray OS.

Hence ∠POS + ∠SOQ = b + c = 180°

b + c = 180°….. (2)

From equation (1), we get a + b = 90°

Multiplying by 2 on both sides we get,

2(a + b) = 2 × 90°

2(a + b) = 180°…..(3)

Comparing equations (3) and (2),

2(a + b) = b + c

2a + 2b = b + c

2a = b + c - 2b

2a = c - b

a = 1/2 (c - b)

∴ ∠ROS = 1/2 (∠QOS - ∠POS)

**Video Solution:**

## In Fig. 6.17, POQ is a line. Ray OR is perpendicular to line PQ. OS is another ray lying between rays OP and OR. Prove that ∠ROS = 1/2 (∠QOS - ∠POS).

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**Summary:**

In Fig. 6.17, if POQ is a line OR is perpendicular to PQ, and OS is another ray lying between rays OP and OR, then ∠ROS = 1/2 (∠QOS − ∠POS).