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# Given that abcd is a parallelogram, what must be proven to prove that the diagonals bisect each other? a) δacd≅δabd b) ab||cd c) ad≅cb d) ao≅od explain why and choose from the awnser choices given  strawberrymochi1078

We have to prove  Δ ABO ≅ Δ CDO or,  Δ DAO ≅ Δ BCO.

Step-by-step explanation:

Let us assume that ABCD is a parallelogram having diagonals AC and BD.

We have to prove that in a parallelogram the diagonals bisect each other.

Assume that the diagonals of ABCD i.e. AC and BD intersect at point O.

Therefore, to prove that the diagonals AC and BD bisect each other, we have to first prove that Δ ABO and Δ CDO are congruent or Δ DAO and Δ  BCO are congruent.

In symbol, we have to prove  Δ ABO ≅ Δ CDO or,  Δ DAO ≅ Δ BCO. (Answer) oliviaschmitt0

To prove that , the diagonals of Parallelogram ,A B CD,Bisect each other

That is, 1. A O=OD

2. BO=O C

We need to prove ,that either of two triangles

1. ΔA OB ≅ Δ DOC

or

2.  ΔA O C ≅ Δ DOB

We will prove ,ΔA OB ≅ Δ DOC , in the following way.

1.∠A OB ≅ ∠ DOC→→→[Vertically Opposite angles]

2. AB=CD →→→[Opposite sides of parallelogram]

3. ∠BAD=∠C DA→[As, AB║CD,so Alternate interior angles are equal.]

⇒ΔA OB ≅ Δ DOC→→→ [A A S]

So, A O=OD→→[C PCT]

and, CO=OD→→[C PCT]

Similarly,we can prove that, ΔA O C ≅ Δ DOB,and get

A O=OD

and, CO=OD

To prove that,diagonals bisect each other of a Parallelogram,we need to prove

D)  A O≅OD dpchill5232
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