anonymous
  • anonymous
Given: In ∆ABC, segment DE is parallel to segment AC. Prove: BD over BA equals BE over BC The two-column proof with missing statements and reasons proves that if a line parallel to one side of a triangle also intersects the other two sides, the line divides the sides proportionally. Complete the proof by entering the correct statements and reasons.
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anonymous
  • anonymous
anonymous
  • anonymous
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anonymous
  • anonymous
What are the blanks? If you don't mind me asking.

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ganeshie8
  • ganeshie8
4th row we need to fill
ganeshie8
  • ganeshie8
so lets see whats happening in the next row - 5th one
anonymous
  • anonymous
4th and 6th
ganeshie8
  • ganeshie8
yea in 5th row, we are using AA similarity. which means we need two congruent Angles ?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Okay
ganeshie8
  • ganeshie8
did u understand 3rd row ?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Not really, I'm not good with Postulates.
ganeshie8
  • ganeshie8
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ganeshie8
  • ganeshie8
look at the pix, DE is parallel to AC, its given
anonymous
  • anonymous
Yes, I understand that.
ganeshie8
  • ganeshie8
now lets do some imagination
anonymous
  • anonymous
Alright
ganeshie8
  • ganeshie8
think, you slide the side AC up and put it over DE
ganeshie8
  • ganeshie8
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anonymous
  • anonymous
Got it.
ganeshie8
  • ganeshie8
then, since both lines are parallel, if you shrink AC, A overlaps wid D and C overlaps with E
ganeshie8
  • ganeshie8