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triangle ABC congruent to triangle APQ ,A-P-B and A-Q-C if Area (triangle ABC )=16 Area (triangle APQ) then find PQ:BC​

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Given : PQ is parallel to BC and PQ divides triangle ABC into two parts.To find : BP/AB

Proof : In Δ APQ Δ ABC,

∠ APQ = ∠ ABC      (As PQ is parallel to BC)

∠ PAQ = ∠ BAC       (Common angles)

⇒ Δ APQ ~ Δ ABC     (BY AA similarity)

Therefore,

ar(Δ APQ)/ar(Δ ABC) = AP²/AB²

⇒ ar(Δ APQ)/2ar(Δ APQ) = AP²/AB²

⇒ 1/2 = AP²/AB²

⇒ AP/AB = 1/√2

⇒ (AB - BP)/AB = 1/√2

⇒ AB/AB - BP/AB = 1/√2

⇒ 1 - BP/AB = 1/√2

⇒ BP/AB = 1 - 1/√2

⇒ BP/AB = √2 - 1/√2

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