# Ex.9.4 Q7 Areas of Parallelograms and Triangles Solution - NCERT Maths Class 9

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## Question

$$P$$ and $$Q$$ are respectively the mid-points of sides $$AB$$ and $$BC$$ of a triangle $$ABC$$ and $$R$$ is the mid-point of $$AP$$, show that

(i) \begin{align}{\rm{ar}} (PRQ) = \,\,\frac{{\rm{1}}}{{\rm{2}}}{\rm{ ar}} (ARC)\end{align}

(ii) \begin{align}{\rm{ar }} (RQC) =\,\,\frac{3}{8}{\rm{ ar}}(ABC)\end{align}

(iii) \begin{align}{\rm{ar }} (PBQ) = {\rm{ar }} (ARC)\end{align}

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(i) $$PC$$ is the median of $$\Delta ABC.$$

\begin{align}\therefore \operatorname{ar}(\Delta BPC)=\operatorname{ar}(\Delta APC) \ldots .(\mathrm{i})\end{align}

$$RC$$ is the median of $$\Delta APC.$$

\begin{align}\therefore \operatorname{ar}(\Delta ARC)= \!\frac{1}{2} \!\operatorname{ar}(\Delta APC)\! \ldots (\mathrm{ii})\end{align}

[Median divides the triangle into two triangles of equal area]

$$PQ$$ is the median of $$\Delta BPC.$$

\begin{align}\therefore \operatorname{ar}(\Delta PQC) \!\!=\! \frac{1}{2}\operatorname{ar}(\Delta BPC) \!\!\ldots (\mathrm{iii})\end{align}

From eq. (i) and (iii), we get,

\begin{align} \text{ar}(\Delta PQC)= \frac{1}{2}\operatorname{ar}(\Delta APC) \ldots .(\mathrm{iv})\end{align}

From eq. (ii) and (iv), we get,

\begin{align} \text{ar}(\Delta PQC)= \operatorname{ar}(\Delta ARC) \ldots .(\mathrm{v})\end{align}

We are given that $$P$$ and $$Q$$ are the mid-points of $$AB$$ and $$BC$$ respectively.

\begin{align} \therefore PQ \| AC \text { and } PQ=\frac{1}{2} AC \end{align}

\begin{align} \Rightarrow & \operatorname{ar}(\Delta APQ) \\ &= \operatorname{ar}(\Delta PQC) \ldots .(\mathrm{vi})\end{align}

[triangles between the same parallel lines are equal in area]

From eq. (v) and (vi), we get

$$\operatorname{ar}(\Delta APQ)= \operatorname{ar}(\Delta ARC) \ldots (\mathrm{vii})$$

$$R$$ is the mid-point of $$AP$$. Therefore, $$RQ$$ is the median of $$\Delta APQ.$$

\begin{align}\therefore\; &\operatorname{ar}(\Delta PRQ) \\ &=\frac{1}{2} \operatorname{ar}(\Delta APQ) \ldots .(\mathrm{viii}) \end{align}

From (vii) and (viii), we get,

\begin{align}\therefore \operatorname{ar}(\Delta PRQ)=\frac{1}{2} \operatorname{ar}(\Delta ARC)\end{align}

(ii) $$PQ$$ is the median of $$\Delta BPC.$$

\begin{align}\therefore \; & {\rm{ar}}\,\left( {\Delta PQC} \right) \\ & = \frac{1}{2}\,{\rm{ar}} (\Delta BPC) \\ &= \frac{1}{2} \times \frac{1}{2} {\rm{ar }}\left( {\Delta ABC} \right)....\rm(ix)\end{align}

Also,

$${\text{ar}}\left( {\Delta PRC} \right) = \begin{pmatrix} \frac{1}{2} {\rm{ar}} (\Delta APC) \\ {\text{ [Using (iv)]}} \end{pmatrix}$$

\begin{align} \Rightarrow \, & {\rm{ar}}\left( {\Delta PRC} \right) \\ &= \frac{1}{2} \times \frac{1}{2}{\rm{ar}}\,(\Delta ABC) \\ &= \frac{1}{4}{\rm{ar}}\,(\Delta ABC)...\rm(x) \end{align}

Adding eq. (ix) and (x), we get,

\begin{align} & \operatorname{ar}(\Delta PQC)+\operatorname{ar}(\Delta PRC) \\ & = \left(\frac{1}{4}+\frac{1}{4}\right) \operatorname{ar}(\Delta ABC) \end{align}

\begin{align}\Rightarrow \, & {\rm{ar }}\left( PQCR \right) \\ &= \frac{1}{2}{\rm{ar}}\left( {\Delta ABC} \right)...\left( {{\rm{xi}}} \right) \end{align}

Subtracting ar $$(\Delta PRQ)$$ from the both sides,

\begin{align} &{\rm{ ar}}(\Delta PQCR )-\operatorname{ar}(\Delta PRQ) \\ & \quad =\frac{1}{2} \operatorname{ar}(\Delta ABC)-\operatorname{ar}(\Delta PRQ) \end{align}

\begin{align}&\Rightarrow {\rm{ar}}\,\Delta RQC) \\ & \quad = \begin{pmatrix} \frac{1}{2} {\rm{ar}}( \Delta ABC) \\ - \frac{1}{2}{\rm{ar}}(\Delta ARC) \\ \text{[Using result (i)]} \end{pmatrix}\end{align}

\begin{align} &\Rightarrow {\rm{ar}}( \Delta ARC) \\ & \quad=\begin{pmatrix} \frac{1}{2}{\rm{ ar}} (\Delta ABC) \\ - \frac{1}{2} \times \frac{1}{2}{\rm{ar}}(\Delta APC) \end{pmatrix} \\ &\Rightarrow {\rm{ar}}(\Delta RQC) \\ & \quad =\begin{pmatrix} \frac{1}{2}{\rm{ ar}}(\Delta ABC) \\ - \frac{1}{4} {\rm{ar}}(\Delta APC)\end{pmatrix} \end{align}

\begin{align} \Rightarrow \;& \text{ar}(\Delta RQC) \\ &= \begin{pmatrix}\frac{1}{2} \operatorname{ar}(\Delta ABC) - \\ \frac{1}{4} \times \frac{1}{2} \operatorname{ar}(\Delta ABC) \\ \begin{bmatrix} PC \text { is median of }\\ \Delta ABC\end{bmatrix} \end{pmatrix} \end{align}

\begin{align}\Rightarrow \,&\text{ar}(\Delta RQC) \\ &= \begin{pmatrix} \frac{1}{2} \operatorname{ar}(\Delta ABC) \\ -\frac{1}{8} \operatorname{ar}(\Delta ABC) \end{pmatrix} \end{align}

\begin{align}\Rightarrow \, & \text{ar}(\Delta RQC) \\ &= \begin{pmatrix} \left(\frac{1}{2}-\frac{1}{8}\right) \\ \times \operatorname{ar}(\Delta ABC) \end{pmatrix} \end{align}

\begin{align}\Rightarrow \, &\text{ar}(\Delta RQC) \\ &=\frac{3}{8} \times \operatorname{ar}(\Delta ABC) \end{align}

(iii)

\begin{align} {\rm{ar }}\left( {\Delta PRQ} \right) &= \frac{1}{2}{\rm{ar }}\left( {\Delta ARC} \right)\, \\ & \quad [\rm Using\,{\rm{result (i)}}] \end{align}
\begin{align} \Rightarrow \, & 2{\rm{ar}}\left( {\Delta PRQ} \right) \\ &= {\rm{ar}}\left( {\Delta ARC} \right)...\rm(xii)\end{align}

\begin{align}\text{ar}(\Delta PRQ) &=\frac{1}{2} \text{ ar }(\Delta APQ) \\ & \;\; \begin{bmatrix} RQ \text{ is the}\\ \text{ median of} \\ \Delta APQ \end{bmatrix} \!\!\dots \text{(xiii)}\end{align}

But,

\begin{align} & \text{ ar } \left( {\Delta APQ} \right) \\ & = {\rm{ ar }}\left( {\Delta PQC} \right) \\ & \quad \begin{bmatrix} \text{Using reason } \\ \text{of eq}.( {\rm{vi}} ) \end{bmatrix}...\left( {\rm{xiv}} \right) \end{align}

From eq. ($$\rm{xiii}$$) and ($$\rm{xiv}$$), we get,

\begin{align}\operatorname{ar}(\Delta PRQ)=\frac{1}{2} \operatorname{ar}(\Delta PQC) \ldots(\mathrm{xv})\end{align}

But,

\begin{align}\text{ ar} \left( {\Delta BPQ} \right) &= {\rm{ ar}}\left( {\Delta PQC} \right) \\ & \begin{bmatrix} PQ \text{ is the} \\ \text{ median of } \\ \Delta BPC \end{bmatrix}\!\!...\left( {\rm{xvi}} \right) \end{align}

From eq. ($$\rm{xv}$$) and ($$\rm{xvi}$$), we get,

\begin{align} &\text{ar} (\Delta PRQ) \\ &=\frac{1}{2} \operatorname{ar}(\Delta BPQ) \!\! \ldots\rm (xvii)\end{align}

Now from ($$\rm{xii}$$) and ($$\rm{xvii}$$), we get,

\begin{align} 2 \times \frac{1}{2} \text{ar} (\Delta BPQ) & = {\rm{ar}}(ARC) \\ \Rightarrow \quad \quad {\rm{ar}} (\Delta BPQ) & = {\rm{ar(}}\Delta ARC) \end{align}

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