# Theorem 6.3

Last updated at April 19, 2017 by Teachoo

Last updated at April 19, 2017 by Teachoo

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Theorem 6.3 (AAA Criteria) If in two triangles, corresponding angles are equal, then their corresponding sides are in the same ratio (or proportion) and hence the two triangle are similar. Given :- Two triangles ∆ABC and ∆DEF such that ∠A = ∠D, ∠B = ∠E & ∠C = ∠F To Prove :- ∆ABC ~ ∆DEF Construction :- Draw P and Q on DE & DF such that DP = AB and DQ = AC respectively and join PQ. Proof :- In ∆ABC and ∆DPQ AB = DP AC = DQ ∠A = ∠D ⇒ ∆ABC ≅ ∆DPQ ⇒ ∠B = ∠P But ∠B = ∠E Thus, ∠P = ∠E But they are corresponding angles. For lines AB & CD with transversal PS, corresponding angles are equal Hence, PQ ∥ EF. Since, PQ ∥ EF. By Theorem 6.1, : If a line is drawn parallel to one side of a triangle to intersect the other two sides in distinct points, the other two sides are divided in the same ratio. ∴ DPPE = DQQF ⇒ PEDP = QFDQ Adding 1 on both sides. PEDP + 1 = QFDQ + 1 PE + DPDP = QF + DQDQ DEDP = DFDQ ⇒ DP DE = DQDF And by construction DP = AB and DQ = AC ⇒ ABDE = ACDF Similarly, we can prove that ABDE = BCEF Therefore, ABDE = ACDF = BCEF & ∆ABC ~ ∆DEF Hence Proved.

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