# Triangles

#### Question 1:

State which pairs of triangles in the following figure are similar? Write the similarity criterion used by you for answering the question and also write the pairs of similar triangles in the symbolic form:

(i)

(ii)

(iii)

(iv)

(v)

(vi)

#### Answer:

(i) ∠A = ∠P = 60°

∠B = ∠Q = 80°

∠C = ∠R = 40°

Therefore, ΔABC ∼ ΔPQR [By AAA similarity criterion]

(ii)

(iii)The given triangles are not similar as the corresponding sides are not proportional.

(iv) In ∆ MNL and ∆ QPR, we observe that,

$\frac{\mathrm{MN}}{\mathrm{QP}}=\frac{\mathrm{ML}}{\mathrm{QR}}=\frac{1}{2}\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\angle \mathrm{M}=\angle \mathrm{Q}=70\xb0\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\therefore \u2206\mathrm{MNL}~\u2206\mathrm{QPR}\left[\mathrm{By}\mathrm{SAS}\mathrm{similarity}\mathrm{criterion}\right]$

(v)The given triangles a…

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