Last updated at Dec. 8, 2016 by Teachoo

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Ex 8.1, 2 If the diagonals of a parallelogram are equal, then show that it is a rectangle. Given: Let ABCD be a parallelogram where AC = BD To prove: ABCD is a rectangle Proof: Rectangle is a parallelogram with one angle 90 We prove that one of its interior angles is 90 . In ABC and DCB, AB = DC BC = BC AC = DB ABC DCB ABC = DCB Now, AB DC & BC is a transversal B + C= 180 B + B = 180 2 B = 180 B = "180 " /"2" = 90 So, ABCD is a parallelogram with one angle 90 ABCD is a rectangle

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Davneet Singh

Davneet Singh is a graduate from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He has been teaching from the past 9 years. He provides courses for Maths and Science at Teachoo.