**Chapter 3 Triangles Practice Set 3.2**

Chapter 3 Triangles Practice Set 3.2

**Question 1.In each of the examples given below, a pair of triangles is shown. Equal parts of triangles in each pair are marked with the same signs. Observe the figures and state the test by which the triangles in each pair are congruent.**

By SSS test

∆ABC ≅ ∆PQR

By SAS test

∆ XYZ ≅ ∆LMN

By ASA test

∆PRQ ≅ ∆STU

By hypotenuse side test

∆LMN ≅ ∆PTR

**Question 2.Observe the information shown in pairs of triangles given below. State the test by which the two triangles are congruent. Write the remaining congruent parts of the triangles.Solution:**

From the information shown in the figure,

In ∆ABC and ∆PQR,

∠ABC ≅ ∠PQR

seg BC ≅ seg QR

∠ACB ≅ ∠PRQ

∴ ∆ABC ≅ ∆PQR [ASA test]

∴ ∠BAC ≅ ∠QPR [Corresponding angles of congruent triangles]

seg AB ≅ segPQ and segAC ≅ seg PR [Corresponding sides of congruent triangles]

From the information shown in the figure,

In ∆PTQ and ∆STR,

seg PT ≅ seg ST

∠PTQ ≅ ∠STR [Vertically opposite angles]

seg TQ ≅ seg TR

∴ ∆PTQ ≅ ∆STR [SAS test]

∴ ∠TPQ ≅ ∠TSR and ∠TQP ≅ ∠TRS [Corresponding angles of congruent triangles]

seg PQ ≅ seg SR [Corresponding sides of congruent triangles]

**Question 3.From the information shown in the figure, state the test assuring the congruence of ∆ABC and ∆PQR. Write the remaining congruent parts of the triangles.Solution:**

In ∆BAC and ∆PQR,

seg BA ≅ seg PQ

seg BC ≅ seg PR

∠BAC ≅ ∠PQR = 90° [Given]

∴ ∆BAC ≅ ∆PQR [Hypotenuse side test]

∴ seg AC ≅ seg QR [c.s.c.t.]

∠ABC ≅ ∠QPR and ∠ACB ≅ ∠QRP [c.a.c.t.]

**Question 4.As shown in the adjoining figure, in ∆LMN and ∆PNM, LM = PN, LN = PM. Write the test which assures the congruence of the two triangles. Write their remaining congruent parts.Solution:**
In ∆LMN and ∆PNM,

seg LM ≅ seg PN

seg LN ≅ seg PM [Given]

seg MN ≅ seg NM [Common side]

∴ ∆LMN ≅ ∆PNM [SSS test]

∴ ∠LMN ≅ ∠PNM,

∴ ∠MLN ≅ ∠NPM, and ∠LNM ≅ ∠PMN [c.a.c.t.]

**Question 5.In the adjoining figure, seg AB ≅ seg CB and seg AD ≅ seg CD. Prove that ∆ABD ≅ ∆CBD.Solution:**

proof:

In ∆ABD and ∆CBD,

seg AB ≅ seg CB

seg AD ≅ seg CD [Given]

seg BD ≅ seg BD [Common side]

∴ ∆ABD ≅ ∆CBD [SSS test]

**Question 6.In the adjoining figure, ZP ≅ ZR, seg PQ ≅ seg RQ. Prove that APQT ≅ ARQS.Proof:**

In ∆PQT and ∆RQS,

∠P ≅ ∠R

seg PQ ≅ seg RQ [Given]

∠Q ≅ ∠Q [Common angle]

∴ ∆PQT ≅ ∆RQS [ASA test]