Theorem 8.3 If each pair of opposite sides of a quadrilateral is equal, then it is a parallelogram. Given : ABCD is a quadrilateral, where AB = CD & AD = BC To Prove : ABCD is a Parallelogram. Construction : Join AC, AC is the diagonal Proof: In Δ ABC & Δ CDA AB = CD BC = DA AC = CA ∴ Δ ABC ≅ Δ CDA ∴ Δ ABC ≅ Δ CDA Hence, ∠ BAC = ∠DCA ∠ BCA = ∠DAC Thus, In ABCD, Both pairs of opposite sides are parallel, ∴ ABCD is a parallelogram

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Davneet Singh has done his B.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He has been teaching from the past 14 years. He provides courses for Maths, Science, Social Science, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science at Teachoo.