# Ex.6.3 Q11 Triangles Solution - NCERT Maths Class 10

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## Question

In Figure $$, E$$ is a point on side $$CB$$ produced of an isosceles $$\triangle ABC$$ with $$AB = AC$$. If $$AD \bot BC$$ and $$EF \bot AC$$, prove that $$\Delta A B D \sim \Delta E C F$$.

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Reasoning:

If two angles of one triangle are respectively equal to two angles of another triangle, then the two triangles are similar.

This is referred as the $$AA$$ criterion for two triangles.

Steps:

In $$\Delta ABD,\,\,\Delta ECF$$

\begin{align}&\angle ADB=\angle EFC={{90}^{\circ }}\\& (\because AD\bot BC \text{and}\,EF\bot AC) \\ &\angle ABD=\angle ECF \\& \begin{bmatrix}\because \text{In}\,\Delta ABC,AB=AC\\\Rightarrow \angle ABC=\angle ACB\end{bmatrix} \\&\Rightarrow \Delta ABD \sim \Delta ECF\\&(\text{AA}\,\,\text{criterion}) \\ \end{align}

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