Ex 9.3, 6
ABCD is a cyclic quadrilateral whose diagonals intersect at a point E. If ∠DBC = 70°, ∠BAC is 30°, find ∠BCD. Further, if AB = BC, find ∠ECD.
For segment DCBAD
∠ CBD & ∠ CAD are in the same segment
So, they must be equal
∴ ∠ CAD = ∠ CBD
∴ ∠ CAD = 70°
Also, ∠BAD = ∠BAC + ∠CAD
∠BAD = 30° + 70°
∠BAD = 100°
Now,
ABCD is a cyclic quadrilateral
∠BCD + ∠BAD = 180°
∠BCD + 100° = 180°
∠BCD = 180° – 100°
∠ BCD = 80°
Also, if AB = BC, we need to find ∠ ECD
In ∆ ABC,
AB = BC
So, ∠ BCA = ∠ BAC
∴ ∠ BCA = 30°
Also,
∠ BCD = ∠ BCA + ∠ ECD
80° = 30° + ∠ ECD
∠ ECD = 80° – 30°
∠ ECD = 50°

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