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#### Page No 183:

#### Question 1:

In a ∆*ABC*, if ∠*A* = 72° and ∠*B* = 63°, find ∠*C*.

#### Answer:

Sum of the angles of a triangle is 180°.

$\therefore \angle A+\angle B+\angle C=180\xb0\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}72\xb0+63\xb0+\angle C=180\xb0\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\angle C=45\xb0$

Hence, ∠C measures 45°.

#### Page No 183:

#### Question 2:

In a ∆*DEF*, if ∠*E* = 105° and ∠*F* = 40°, find ∠*D*.

#### Answer:

Sum of the angles of any triangle is 180°.

In ∆*DEF**:
$\angle \mathrm{D}+\angle \mathrm{E}+\angle \mathrm{F}=180\xb0\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\angle \mathrm{D}+105\xb0+40\xb0=180\xb0\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\mathrm{or}\angle \mathrm{D}=180\xb0-(105\xb0+40\xb0)\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\mathrm{or}\angle \mathrm{D}=35\xb0$*

#### Page No 183:

#### Question 3:

In a ∆*XYZ*, if ∠*X* = 90° and ∠*Z* = 48°, find ∠*Y*.

#### Answer:

Sum of the angles of any triangle is 180°.

In ∆*XYZ**:*

$\angle X+\angle Y+\angle Z=180\xb0\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}90\xb0+\angle Y+48\xb0=180\xb0\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}=>\angle Y=180\xb0-138\xb0=42\xb0$

#### Page No 183:

#### Question 4:

Find the angles of a triangle which are in the ratio 4 : 3 : 2.

#### Answer:

Suppose the angles of the triangle are (4x)^{o}, (3x)^{o} and (2x)^{o}.

Sum of the angles of any triangle is 180^{o}.

∴ 4*x* + 3*x* + 2*x* = 180

9*x* = 180

*x* = 20

$\mathrm{Therefore},\mathrm{the}\mathrm{angles}\mathrm{of}\mathrm{the}\mathrm{triangle}\mathrm{are}(4\times 20)\xb0,(3\times 20)\xb0\mathrm{and}(2\times 20)\xb0,\mathrm{i}.\mathrm{e}.80\xb0,60\xb0\mathrm{and}40\xb0.\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}$

#### Page No 183:

#### Question 5:

One of the acute angles of a right triangle is 36°. find the other.

#### Answer:

Sum of the angles of a triangle is 180°.

Suppose the other angle measures *x*.

It is a right angle triangle. Hence, one of the angle is 90°.

$\therefore 36\xb0+90\xb0+x=180\xb0\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}x=54\xb0\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}$

Hence, the other angle measures 54°.

#### Page No 183:

#### Question 6:

The acute angles of a right triangle are in the ratio 2 : 1. Find each of these angles.

#### Answer:

Suppose the acute angles are (2*x*)^{°} and (*x*)^{°}

Sum of the angles of any triangle is 180°

∴ 2*x*+*x*+ 90$=180$

$\Rightarrow $(3*x*) = 180-90

$\Rightarrow $(3*x*) = 90

$\Rightarrow $* x *= 30

$\mathrm{So},\mathrm{the}\mathrm{angles}\mathrm{measure}(2\times 30)\xb0\mathrm{and}30\xb0\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}i.e.60\xb0\mathrm{and}30\xb0$

#### Page No 183:

#### Question 7:

One of the angles of a triangle is 100° and the other two angles are equal. Find each of the equal angles.

#### Answer:

The other two angles are equal. Let one of these angles be *x*°.

Sum of angles of any triangle is 180°.

∴ *x* + *x*+ 100 = 180

2*x* = 80

*x* = 40

Hence, the equal angles of the triangle are 40° each.

#### Page No 184:

#### Question 8:

Each of the two equal angles of an isosceles triangle is twice the third angle. Find the angles of the triangle.

#### Answer:

Suppose the third angle of the isosceles triangle is *x*^{o}.

Then, the two equal angles are (2*x*)^{o} and (2*x*)^{o}.

Sum of the angles of any triangle is 180^{o}.

∴ 2*x* +2*x*+ *x*= 180

5*x* = 180

*x* = 36

Hence, the angles of the triangle are $36\xb0,(2\times 36)\xb0\mathrm{and}(2\times 36)\xb0,\mathrm{i}.\mathrm{e}.36\xb0,72\xb0\mathrm{and}72\xb0$.

#### Page No 184:

#### Question 9:

If one angle of a triangle is equal to the sum of the other two, show that the triangle is right-angled.

#### Answer:

$\mathrm{Suppose}\mathrm{the}\mathrm{angles}are\angle A,\angle Band\angle C.\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}Given:\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\angle A=\angle B+\angle C\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}Also,\angle A+\angle B+\angle C=180\xb0\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\therefore \angle A+\angle A=180\xb0\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\Rightarrow 2\angle A=180\xb0\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\Rightarrow \angle A=90\xb0$ (Sum of the angles of a triangle is 180^{°})

Hence, the triangle ABC is right angled at $\angle $A.

#### Page No 184:

#### Question 10:

In a ∆*ABC*, if 2∠*A* = 3∠*B* = 6∠*C*, calculate ∠*A*, ∠*B* and ∠*C*.

#### Answer:

Suppose: 2∠*A* = 3∠*B* = 6∠*C** = **x*^{°}

Then, ∠*A* = *${\left(\frac{x}{2}\right)}^{\xb0}$
$\angle B={\left(\frac{x}{3}\right)}^{\xb0}\mathrm{and}\angle C=\left({\displaystyle \frac{x}{6}}\right)$ ^{°}*

Sum of the angles of any triangle is 180°.

∠

*A*+∠

*B*+∠

*C*

*=*180$\xb0$

*$\Rightarrow \frac{x}{2}+\frac{x}{3}+\frac{x}{6}=180\xb0\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\Rightarrow \frac{3x+2x+x}{6}=180\xb0\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\Rightarrow \frac{6x}{6}=180\xb0\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\Rightarrow x=180\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}$*

$\therefore \angle A={\left(\frac{180}{2}\right)}^{\xb0}=90\xb0$

$\angle B={\left(\frac{180}{3}\right)}^{\xb0}={60}^{\xb0}\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\angle C={\left(\frac{180}{6}\right)}^{\xb0}=30\xb0$

#### Page No 184:

#### Question 11:

What is the measure of each angle of an equilateral triangle?

#### Answer:

We know that the angles of an equilateral triangle are equal.

Let the measure of each angle of an equilateral triangle be *x*^{°}.

∴ *x* +* x *+* x* = 180

*x* = $60$

Hence, the measure of each angle of an equilateral triangle is $60\xb0$.

#### Page No 184:

#### Question 12:

In the given figure, *DE* || *BC*. If ∠*A* = 65° and ∠*B*° = 55, find

(i) ∠*ADE*

(ii) ∠*AED*

(iii) ∠*C*

#### Answer:

(i)

$DE\parallel BC\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\therefore \angle ABC=\angle ADE=55\xb0\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}$

(Corresponding angles)

(ii) Sum of the angles of any triangle is 180°.

$\therefore \angle A+\angle B+\angle C=180\xb0\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\angle C=180\xb0-(65\xb0+55\xb0)=60\xb0$

DE || BC

$\therefore \angle AED=\angle ACB=60\xb0$ (corresponding angles)

(iii) We have found in point (ii) that $\angle C\mathrm{is}\mathrm{equal}\mathrm{to}60\xb0.$

#### Page No 184:

#### Question 13:

Can a triangle have

(i) two right angles?

(ii) two obtuse angles?

(iii) two acute angles?

(iv) all angles more than 60°?

(v) all angles less than 60°?

(vi) al angles equal to 60°?

#### Answer:

(i) No. This is because the sum of all the angles is 180°.

(ii) No. This is because a triangle can only have one obtuse angle.

(iii) Yes

(iv) No. This is because the sum of the angles cannot be more than 180°.

(v) No. This is because one angle has to be more than 60° as the sum of all angles is always 180°.

(vi) Yes, it will be an equilateral triangle.

#### Page No 184:

#### Question 14:

Answer the following in 'Yes' or 'No'.

(i) Can an isosceles triangle be a right triangle?

(ii) Can a right triangle be a scalene triangle?

(iii) Can a right triangle be an equilateral triangle?

(iv) Can an obtuse triangle be an isosceles triangle?

#### Answer:

(i) Yes, it will be an isosceles right triangle.

(ii) Yes, a right triangle can have all sides of different measures. For example, 3, 4 and 5 are the sides of a scalene right triangle.

(iii) No, it cannot be an equilateral triangle since the hypotenuse square will be the sum of the square of the other two sides.

(iii) Yes, if an obtuse triangle has an obtuse angle of 120° and the other two angles of 30° each, then it will be an isosceles triangle.

#### Page No 184:

#### Question 15:

Fill in the blanks:

(i) A right triangle cannot have an ...... angle.

(ii) The acute angles of a right triangle are ...... .

(iii) Each acute angle of an isosceles right triangle measures ...... .

(iv) Each angle of an equilateral triangle measures ...... .

(v) The side opposite the right angle of a right triangle is called ...... .

(vi) The sum of the lengths of the sides of a triangle is called its...... .

#### Answer:

(i) obtuse (since the sum of the other two angles of the right triangle is 90^{o})

(ii) equal to the sum of 90^{o}

(iii) 45^{o} (since their sum is equal to 90^{o})

(iv) 60^{o}

(v) a hypotenuse

(vi) perimeter

#### Page No 186:

#### Question 1:

In the figure given alongside, find the measure of ∠*ACD*.

#### Answer:

We know that the exterior angle of a triangle is equal to the sum of the interior opposite angles.

$\angle ACD=\angle CAB+\angle CBA\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\angle ACD=75\xb0+45\xb0=120\xb0$

#### Page No 186:

#### Question 2:

In the figure given alongside, find the values of *x* and* y*.

#### Answer:

We know that the exterior angle of a triangle is equal to the sum of the interior opposite angles.

$\therefore \angle BAC+\angle ABC=\angle ACD\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}x+68=130\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}x=62\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}$

Sum of the angles in any triangle is 180^{o}.

$\therefore \angle BAC+\angle ABC+\angle ACB=180\xb0\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}62+68+y=180\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}y=50$

#### Page No 186:

#### Question 3:

In the figure given alongside, find the values of *x* and* y*.

#### Answer:

We know that the exterior angle of a triangle is equal to the sum of the interior opposite angles.

$\therefore \angle BAC+\angle CBA=\angle ACD\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}32+x=65\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}x=33$

Also, sum of the angles in any triangle is 180$\xb0$.

$\therefore \angle BAC+\angle CBA+\angle ACB=180\xb0\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}32+33+y=180\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}y=115$

∴* x*= 33

*y* =115

#### Page No 186:

#### Question 4:

An exterior angle of a triangle measures 110° and its interior opposite angles are in the ratio 2 : 3. Find the angles of the triangle.

#### Answer:

Suppose the interior opposite angles are (2*x*)° and (3*x*)°.

We know that the exterior angle of a triangle is equal to the sum of the interior opposite angles.

∴ 3*x* +2*x*= 110

*x* = 22

The interior opposite angles are $(2\times 22)\xb0\mathrm{and}(3\times 22)\xb0,\mathrm{i}.\mathrm{e}.$ 44° and 66°.

Suppose the third angle of the triangle is *y**°*.

Now, sum of the angles in any triangle is 180°.

∴ 44 + 66 + y = 180

y = 70

Hence, the angles of the triangle are 44°, 66° and 70°.

#### Page No 186:

#### Question 5:

An exterior angle of a triangle is 100° and its interior opposite angles are equal to each other. Find the measure of each angle of the triangle.

#### Answer:

Suppose the interior opposite angles of an exterior angle 100^{o}^{ }are *x*^{o} and *x*^{o}.

We know that the exterior angle of a triangle is equal to the sum of the interior opposite angles.

∴ *x* + *x* = 100

2*x*= 100

*x*= 50

Also, sum of the angles of any triangle is 180°.

Let the measure of the third angle be *y*°.

∴ *x* + *x* + y = 180

50 + 50 + y= 180

y = 80

Hence, the angles are of the measures 50°, 50° and 80°.

#### Page No 186:

#### Question 6:

In the figure given alongside, find:

(i) ∠*ACD*

(ii) ∠*AED*

#### Answer:

We know that the exterior angle of a triangle is equal to the sum of the interior opposite angles.

In $\u25b3$ABC:

$\angle ACD=\angle BAC+\angle ABC=25\xb0+45\xb0\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\angle ACD=70\xb0\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\left(\mathrm{ii}\right)In\u25b3ECD:\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\angle AED=\angle ECD+\angle EDC=70\xb0+40\xb0\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}=\angle AED=110\xb0$

#### Page No 186:

#### Question 7:

In the figure given alongside, find:

(i) ∠*ACD*

(ii) ∠*ADC*

(iii) ∠*DAE*

#### Answer:

Sum of the angles of a triangle is 180$\xb0$.

$In\u25b3ABC:\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\angle BAC+\angle CBA+\angle ACB=180\xb0\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\angle BAC=180\xb0-(40\xb0+100\xb0)\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}=>\angle BAC=40\xb0$ * *

We know that the exterior angle of a triangle is equal to the sum of the interior opposite angles.

$\angle ACD=\angle BAC+\angle CBA=40\xb0+40\xb0=80\xb0\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\left(i\right)\angle ACD=80\xb0\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\left(ii\right)\mathrm{In}\u25b3ACD:\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\angle CAD+\angle ACD+\angle ADC=180\xb0\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}=\angle ADC=180\xb0-(50\xb0+80\xb0)\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}=\angle ADC=50\xb0\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\therefore \angle ADC=50\xb0\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\left(iii\right)\angle DAB+\angle DAE=180\xb0(s\mathrm{ince}BE\mathrm{is}\mathrm{a}\mathrm{straight}\mathrm{line})\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\angle DAE=180\xb0-(\angle DAC+\angle CAB)\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\angle DAE=180\xb0-(50\xb0+40\xb0)\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\angle DAE=90\xb0$

#### Page No 186:

#### Question 8:

In the figure given alongside, *x* : *y* = 2 : 3 and ∠*ACD* = 130°.

Find the values of *x*, *y* and *z*.

#### Answer:

$\frac{x}{y}=\frac{2}{3}\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\Rightarrow 3x=2y\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\Rightarrow x=\frac{2}{3}y$

We know that the exterior angle of a triangle is equal to the sum of the interior opposite angles.

∴ $\angle A+\angle B=\angle ACD$

*x*$\xb0$+ *y*$\xb0$ = 130$\xb0$

$\Rightarrow \frac{2y}{3}+y=130\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\Rightarrow 5y=130\times 3\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\Rightarrow 5y=390\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\Rightarrow y=78\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\Rightarrow x=\frac{2}{3}\times 78\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\Rightarrow x=52$

Also, sum of the angles in any triangle is 180$\xb0$

∴ x+ y + z = 180

z= 180- 78 - 52

z= 50

#### Page No 188:

#### Question 1:

Is it possible to draw a triangle, the lengths of whose sides are given below?

(i) 1 cm, 1 cm, 1 cm

(ii) 2 cm, 3 cm, 4 cm

(iii) 7 cm, 8 cm, 15 cm

(iv) 3.4 cm, 2.1 cm, 5.3 cm

(v) 6 cm, 7 cm, 14 cm

#### Answer:

(i) Consider numbers 1, 1 and 1.

Clearly, 1 + 1 $>$1

1 + 1 $>$1

1 + 1 $>$1

Thus, the sum of any two sides is greater than the third side.

Hence, it is possible to draw a triangle having sides 1 cm, 1 cm and 1 cm.

(ii)

Clearly, 2 + 3 $>$4

3 + 4 $>$2

2+ 4 $>$3

Thus, the sum of any two sides is greater than the third side.

Hence, it is possible to a draw triangle having sides 2 cm, 3 cm and 4 cm.

(iii)

Clearly, 7 + 8 = 15

Thus, the sum of these two numbers is not greater than the third number.

Hence, it is not possible to draw a triangle having sides 7 cm, 8 cm and 15 cm.

(iv) Consider the numbers 3.4, 2.1 and 5.3.

Clearly: 3.4 + 2.1 $>$5.3

5.3 + 2.1 $>$ 3.4

5.3 + 3.4 $>$ 2.1

Thus, the sum of any two sides is greater than the third side.

Hence, it is possible to draw a triangle having sides 3.4 cm, 2.1 cm and 5.3 cm.

(v) Consider the numbers 6, 7 and 14.

Clearly, 6+7 $\ngtr $ 14

Thus, the sum of these two numbers is not greater than the third number.

Hence, it is not possible to draw a triangle having sides 6 cm, 7 cm and 14 cm.

#### Page No 188:

#### Question 2:

Two sides of a triangle are 5 cm and 9 cm long. What can be the length of its third side?

#### Answer:

Let the length of the third side be *x* cm.

Sum of any two sides of a triangle is greater than the third side.

∴ 5 + 9 $>$*x*

$\Rightarrow x<14$

Hence, the length of the third side must be less than 14 cm.

#### Page No 188:

#### Question 3:

If *P* is a point in the interior of ∆*ABC* then fill in the blanks with > or < or =.

(i) *PA *+ *PB* ......* AB*

(ii) *PB* + *PC* ...... *BC*

(iii) *AC* ...... *PA* + *PC*

#### Answer:

(i) $>$

(ii) $>$

(iii) $<$

The reason for the above three is that the sum of any two sides of a triangle is greater than the third side.

#### Page No 188:

#### Question 4:

*AM* is a median of ∆*ABC*. Prove that (*AB* +* BC* + *CA*) > 2*AM*.

#### Answer:

Sum of any two sides of a triangle is greater than the third side.

In $\u25b3$AMB:

AB + BM >AM........(i)

In $\u25b3$AMC:

AC + CM >AM.........(ii)

Adding the above two equation:

AB + BM + AC + CM >AM + AM

AB + BC + AC > 2AM

Hence, proved.

#### Page No 189:

#### Question 5:

In the given figure. *P* is a point on the side *BC *of ∆*ABC*. Proce that (*AB* + *BC* + *CA*) > 2*AP*.

Figure

#### Answer:

Sum of any two sides of a triangle is greater than the third side.

$In\u25b3APB:\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}AB+BPAP\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}In\u25b3APC:\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}AC+PCAP\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}Addingthecorrespondongsides:\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}AB+BP+AC+PCAP+AP\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}AB+AC+BC2AP$

Hence, proved.

#### Page No 189:

#### Question 6:

*ABCD* is quadrilateral.

Prove that (*AB* +* BC* + *CD *+ *DA*) > (*AC* + *BD*)

Figure

#### Answer:

Sum of any two sides of a triangle is greater than the third side.

In $\u25b3$ABC:

AB + BC > AC

In $\u25b3$ADC:

CD + DA > AC

Adding the above two:

AB + BC + CD + DA > 2 AC ... (i)

In $\u25b3$ADB:

AD + AB > BD

In $\u25b3$BDC:

CD + BC > BD

Adding the above two:

AB + BC + CD + DA >2 BD ... (ii)

Adding equation (i) and (ii):

AB + BC + CD + DA+AB + BC + CD + DA> 2(AC+BD)

=> 2(AB + BC + CD + DA)>2(AC+BD)

=> AB + BC + CD + DA > AC+BD

#### Page No 189:

#### Question 7:

If *O* is a point in the exterior of ∆*ABC*, show that 2(*OA* + *OB* + *OC*) > (*AB* + *BC* + *CA*).

Figure

#### Answer:

We know that the sum of any two sides of a triangle is greater than the third side.

In $\u25b3$AOB:

OA + OB > AB...........(1)

In $\u25b3$BOC:

OB + OC > BC........................... (2)

In $\u25b3$AOC:

OA + OC > CA.............................(3)

Adding (1), (2) and (3):

OA + OB + OB + OC + OA + OC > AB + BC + CA

2( OA + OB + OC) > AB +BC + CA

Hence, proved.

#### Page No 193:

#### Question 1:

Find the length of the hypotenuse of a right triangle, the other two sides of which measure 9 cm and 12 cm.

#### Answer:

Suppose the length of the hypotenuse is *a* cm.

Then, by Pythagoras theorem:

${a}^{2}$ = ${9}^{2}+{12}^{2}$

=> ${a}^{2}$ = 81 + 144

=> ${a}^{2}$ =225

=> *a* = $\sqrt{225}$

=> *a*= 15

Hence, the length of the hypotenuse is 15 cm.

#### Page No 193:

#### Question 2:

The hypotenuse of a right triangle is 26 cm long. If one of the remaining two sides is 10 cm long, find the length of the other side.

#### Answer:

Suppose the length of the other side is *a* cm.

Then, by Pythagoras theorem:

${26}^{2}={10}^{2}+{a}^{2}$

$\Rightarrow {a}^{2}=676-100\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\Rightarrow {a}^{2}=576\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\Rightarrow {a}^{}=\sqrt{576}\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\Rightarrow a=24$

Hence, the length of the other side is 24 cm.

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#### Question 3:

The length of one sides of a right triangle is 4.5 cm and the length of its hypotenuse is 7.5 cm. Find the length of its third side.

#### Answer:

Suppose the length of the other side is *a* cm.

Then, by Pythagoras theorem:

$4.{5}^{2}+{a}^{2}=7.{5}^{2}\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\Rightarrow {a}^{2}=56.25-20.25\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\Rightarrow {a}^{2}=36\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\Rightarrow {a}^{}=\sqrt{36}\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\Rightarrow {a}^{}=6\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}$

Hence, the length of the other side of the triangle is 6 cm.

#### Page No 193:

#### Question 4:

The two legs of a right triangle are equal and the square of its hypotenuse is 50. Find the length of each leg.

#### Answer:

Suppose the length of the two legs of the right triangle are *a* cm and *a* cm.

Then, by Pythagoras theorem:

${a}^{2}+{a}^{2}=50\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\Rightarrow 2{a}^{2}=50\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\Rightarrow {a}^{2}=25\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\Rightarrow a=\sqrt{25}\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\Rightarrow a=5$

Hence, the length of each leg is 5 cm.

#### Page No 193:

#### Question 5:

The sides of a triangle measure 15 cm, 36 cm and 39 cm. Show that it is a right-angled triangle.

#### Answer:

The largest side of the triangle is 39 cm.

${15}^{2}+{36}^{2}\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}=225+1296=1521$

Also, ${39}^{2}=1521$

∴ ${15}^{2}+{36}^{2}={39}^{2}$

Sum of the square of the two sides is equal to the square of the third side.

Hence, the triangle is right angled.

#### Page No 193:

#### Question 6:

In right ∆*ABC*, teh lengths of its legs are given as *a* = 6 cm and *b* = 4.5 cm. Find the length of its hypotenuse.

#### Answer:

Suppose the length of the hypotenuse is *c* cm.

Then, by Pythagoras theorem:

${a}^{2}+{b}^{2}={c}^{2}\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\Rightarrow {c}^{2}={6}^{2}+4.{5}^{2}\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\Rightarrow {c}^{2}=36+20.25\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\Rightarrow {c}^{2}=56.25\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\Rightarrow c=\sqrt{56.25}\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\Rightarrow c=7.5\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}$

Hence, the length of its hypotenuse is 7.5 cm.

#### Page No 193:

#### Question 7:

The lengths of the sides of triangles are given below. Which of them are right-angled?

(i) *a* = 15 cm, *b* = 20 cm and *c *= 25 cm

(ii) *a* = 9 cm, *b* = 12 cm and *c* = 16 cm

(iii) *a* = 10 cm,* b* = 24 cm and *c* = 26 cm

#### Answer:

(i) Largest side, *c* = 25 cm

We have:

${a}^{2}+$${b}^{2}$ = 225 + 400 = 625

Also, ${c}^{2}$ = 625

∴ ${a}^{2}+$${b}^{2}$ = ${c}^{2}$

Hence, the given triangle is right angled using the Pythagoras theorem.

(ii) Largest side, *c* = 16 cm

We have:

${a}^{2}+$${b}^{2}$ = 81 + 144 = 225

Also, ${c}^{2}$ = 256

Here, ${a}^{2}+$${b}^{2}$ $\ne $${c}^{2}$

Therefore, the given triangle is not right angled.

(iii) Largest side, c = 26 cm

We have:

${a}^{2}+$${b}^{2}$ = 100 + 576= 676

Also, ${c}^{2}$ = 676

∴ ${a}^{2}+$${b}^{2}$ = ${c}^{2}$

Hence, the given triangle is right angled using the Pythagoras theorem.

#### Page No 193:

#### Question 8:

In a ∆*ABC*, ∠*B* = 35° and ∠*C* = 55°. Write which of the following is true:

(i) *AC*^{2} = *AB*^{2} + *BC*^{2}

(ii) *AB*^{2} =* **BC*^{2} + *AC*^{2}

(iii)* **BC*^{2} = *AB*^{2} + *AC*^{2}

#### Answer:

We have:

∠*B* = 35° and ∠*C* = 55°

∴ ∠*B* = 180 - 35 -55 = 90° (since sum of the angles of any triangle is 180°)

We know that the side opposite to the right angle is the hypotenuse.

By Pythagoras theorem:

*BC*^{2} = *AB*^{2} + *AC*^{2}

Hence, (iii) is true.

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#### Question 9:

A 15-m-long ladder is placed against a wall to reach a window 12 m high. Find the distance of the foot of the ladder from the wall.

#### Answer:

By Pythagoras theorem in $\u25b3$ABC:

$A{B}^{2}=A{C}^{2}+B{C}^{2}$

${15}^{2}={x}^{2}+{12}^{2}\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\Rightarrow {x}^{2}=225-144\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\Rightarrow {x}^{2}=81\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\Rightarrow {x}^{2}={9}^{2}\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\Rightarrow x=9\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}$

∴ *x* = 9 cm

Hence, the distance of the foot of the ladder from the wall is 9 cm.

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#### Question 10:

A 5-m-long ladder whan set against the wall of a house reaches a height of 4.8 m. How far is the foot of the ladder from the wall?

#### Answer:

Suppose the foot of the ladder is *x* m far from the wall.

Let the ladder is represented by AB, the height at which it reaches the wall be AC and the distance between the foot of ladder and wall be BC.

Then, by Pythagoras theorem:

$A{B}^{2}=A{C}^{2}+B{C}^{2}\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\Rightarrow {5}^{2}=4.{8}^{2}+{x}^{2}\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\Rightarrow {x}^{2}=25-23.04\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\Rightarrow {x}^{2}=1.96\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\Rightarrow {x}^{2}=(1.4{)}^{2}\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\Rightarrow x=1.4\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}$

Hence, the foot of the ladder is 1.4 m far from the wall.

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#### Question 11:

A tree is broken by the wind but does not separate. If the point from where it breaks is 9 m above the ground and its top touches the ground at a distance of 12 m from its foot, find out the total height of the tree before it broke.

#### Answer:

Let BD be the height of the tree broken at point C and suppose CD take the position CA

Now as per given conditions we have AB = 9 m , BC = 12 m

By Pythagoras theorem:

${\mathrm{AC}}^{2}={\mathrm{AB}}^{2}+{\mathrm{BC}}^{2}$

$\Rightarrow {\mathrm{AC}}^{2}={12}^{2}+{9}^{2}\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\Rightarrow {\mathrm{AC}}^{2}=144+81\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\Rightarrow {\mathrm{AC}}^{2}=225\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\Rightarrow {\mathrm{AC}}^{2}={15}^{2}\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\Rightarrow \mathrm{AC}=15$

Length of the tree before it broke = AC + AB

= 15 + 9

= 24 m

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#### Question 12:

Two poles, 18 m and 13 m high, stand upright in a playground. If their feet are 12 m apart, find the distance between their tops.

#### Answer:

Suppose, the two poles are AB and CD, having the length of 18 m and 13 m, respectively.

Distance between them, BD, is equal to 12 m.

We need to find AC.

From C, draw CE$\perp $AB.

AE=AB-EB

= AB-CD (CD = EB)

= 18-13

= 5 cm

EC = BD = 12 m

Now, by Pythagoras theorem in $\u25b3AEC$:

${\mathrm{AC}}^{2}={\mathrm{AE}}^{2}+{\mathrm{EC}}^{2}\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\Rightarrow {\mathrm{AC}}^{2}={5}^{2}+{12}^{2}\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\Rightarrow {\mathrm{AC}}^{2}=25+144\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\Rightarrow {\mathrm{AC}}^{2}=169\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\Rightarrow {\mathrm{AC}}^{2}={13}^{2}\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\Rightarrow \mathrm{AC}=13$

Hence, the distance between their tops is 13 m.

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#### Question 13:

A man goes 35 m due west and then 12 m due north. How far is he from the starting point?

#### Answer:

Suppose the man starts at point A and goes 35 m towards west, say AB. He then goes 12 m north, say BC.

We need to find AC.

By Pythagoras theorem:

${\mathrm{AC}}^{2}={\mathrm{BC}}^{2}+{\mathrm{AB}}^{2}$

$\Rightarrow {\mathrm{AC}}^{2}={35}^{2}+{12}^{2}\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\Rightarrow {\mathrm{AC}}^{2}=1225+144\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\Rightarrow {\mathrm{AC}}^{2}=1369\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\Rightarrow {\mathrm{AC}}^{2}={37}^{2}\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\Rightarrow \mathrm{AC}=37\mathrm{m}$

Hence, the man is 37 m far from the starting point.

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#### Question 14:

A man goes 3 km due north and then 4 km due east. How far is he away from his initial position?

#### Answer:

Suppose the man starts from A and goes 3 km north and reaches B.

He then goes 4 km towards east and reaches C.

∴ AB = 3 km

BC = 4 km

We have to find AC.

By Pythagoras theorem:

$\Rightarrow {\mathrm{AC}}^{2}={\mathrm{AB}}^{2}+{\mathrm{BC}}^{2}\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\Rightarrow {\mathrm{AC}}^{2}={3}^{2}+{4}^{2}\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\Rightarrow {\mathrm{AC}}^{2}=25\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\Rightarrow {\mathrm{AC}}^{2}={5}^{2}\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\Rightarrow \mathrm{AC}=5\mathrm{km}$

Hence, he is 5 km far from the initial position.

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#### Question 15:

Find the length of diagonal of the rectangle whose sides are 16 cm and 12 cm.

#### Answer:

Suppose the sides are *x *and *y *of lengths 16 cm and 12 cm, respectively.

Let the diagonal be *z* cm.

Clearly, the diagonal is the hypotenuse of the right triangle with legs* x* and *y*.

By Pythagoras theorem:

${z}^{2}={x}^{2}+{y}^{2}\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\Rightarrow {z}^{2}={16}^{2}+{12}^{2}\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\Rightarrow {z}^{2}=256+144\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\Rightarrow {z}^{2}=400\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\Rightarrow {z}^{2}={20}^{2}\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\Rightarrow z=20$

Hence, the length of the diagonal is 20 cm.

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#### Question 16:

Find the perimeter of the rectangle whose length is 40 cm and a diagonal is 41 cm.

#### Answer:

AB = 40 cm

Diagonal, AC = 41 cm

Then, by Pythagoras theorem in right $\u25b3ABC$:

${\mathrm{AC}}^{2}={\mathrm{AB}}^{2}+{\mathrm{BC}}^{2}\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\Rightarrow {\mathrm{BC}}^{2}={41}^{2}-{40}^{2}\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\Rightarrow {\mathrm{BC}}^{2}=1681-1600\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\Rightarrow {\mathrm{BC}}^{2}=81\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\Rightarrow {\mathrm{BC}}^{2}={9}^{2}\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\Rightarrow \mathrm{BC}=9\mathrm{cm}\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}$

∴ Length = 40 cm

Breadth = 9 cm

∴ Perimeter of the rectangle = 2(length + breadth)

= 2(40+9)

= 98 cm

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#### Question 17:

Find the perimeter of a rhombus, the lengths of whose diagonals are 16 cm and 30 cm.

Figure

#### Answer:

We know that the diagonals of a rhombus bisect each other at right angles.

Therefore, in right triangle AOB, we have:

AO = 8 cm

BO = 15 cm

By Pythagoras theorem in $\u2206$AOB:

$A{B}^{2}=A{O}^{2}+B{O}^{2}\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\Rightarrow A{B}^{2}={8}^{2}+{15}^{2}\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\Rightarrow A{B}^{2}=64+225\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\Rightarrow A{B}^{2}=289\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\Rightarrow A{B}^{2}={17}^{2}\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\Rightarrow AB=17\mathrm{cm}$

Now, as we know that all sides of a rhombus are equal.

∴ Perimeter of the rhombus = 4(side)

= 4(17)

= 68 cm

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#### Question 18:

Fill in the blanks:

(i) In a right triangle, the square of the hypotenuse is equal to the ...... of the squares of the other two sides.

(ii) If the square of one side of a triangle s equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides then the triangle is ...... .

(iii) Of all the line segments that can be drawn to a given line from a given point outside it, the ...... is the shortest.

#### Answer:

(i) In a right triangle, the square of the hypotenuse is equal to the __sum__ of the squares of the other two sides.

(ii) If the square of one side of a triangle s equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides then the triangle is__ right__ __angled__.

(iii) Of all the line segments that can be drawn to a given line from a given point outside it, the __perpendicular__ is the shortest.

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