Experimental Verification

Theoretical proof:

Given: The triangle ABC and the parallelogram BCDE are on the same base BC and between the same parallel lines BC and AD.

TO prove: Area ofΔABC = \(\frac{1}{2}\) BCDE

Construction: Draw AM⊥CB and EN⊥BC then AM is the height ofΔABC and EN be the height of BCDE.

S.N. Statement S.N. Reasons
1. Area of BCDE = base *height = BC * EN 1. Area of BCDE = base * height
2. Area of ABC = \(\frac{1}{2}\) * BC * AM 2. Area ofΔ =\(\frac{1}{2}\) base * height
3. Area of ABC = \(\frac{1}{2}\) * BC * EN 3. Perpenicular distance between the same parallel lines are equal, i.e. AM = EN
4. Area of ABC = \(\frac{1}{2}\) of BCDE 4. From the statement (1) BC * EN = Area of BCDE

Therefore, the area of the triangle is equal to half of the area of the parallelogram on the same base and between the same parallel lines.

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Two circles with centre at O and radius more than 3 cm are drawn both angles are standing on the same arc PQ.

To verify:

\(\angle\)POQ = 2\(\angle\)PRQ

Experimental table:

Measure the angle by a protractor and write the value these anles on the following table:

Fig. No. \(\angle\)POQ \(\angle\)PRO Results
1 60° 30° \(\therefore\) \(\angle\)POQ = 2 \(\angle\)PRQ

2 80° 40°

Conclusion:

\(\angle\)POQ = 2\(\angle\)PRQ so the centre angle is equal to the double of the angle at the circumference both stnding on the same arc of a circle.

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Two circles with centre O and different radii are rawn.

The cyclic quadrilateral ABCD is drawn.

To verify:

\(\angle\)A + \(\angle\)C = 180° and \(\angle\)B + \(\angle\)D = 180°

Experimental table:

Measure the angles by protractor and write the values on the following table:

Fig. No. \(\angle\)A \(\angle\)C \(\angle\)B \(\angle\)D Results
1 130° 50° 20° 60°

\(\therefore\)\(\angle\)A +\(\angle\)C = 180°

\(\angle\)B +\(\angle\)D = 180°

2 120° 60° 80° 100°

Conclusion:

\(\angle\)A + \(angle\)C = 180° and \(\angle\)B + \(\angle\)D = 180° so the opposite angles of a cyclic quadrilateral are supplementry.

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Two circles with different radii is dran and the centre of each circle is named as O.

In whih \(\angle\)AOB = \(\angle\)COD

To verify:

\(\widehat{AB}\) = \(\widehat{CD}\)

Experimental table:

Measure the arcs AB and CD with the help of thread and ruler and tabulate the results:

Fig. No. arc AB arc CD Results
1 1.2 cm 1.2 cm arc AB = arc CD

2 2.5 cm 2.5 cm

Conclusion:

\(\widehat{AB}\) = \(\widehat{CD}\) so two arcs of a circle subtend equal angles at the centre of the circle, the arcs are equal.

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Draw two circles with radii of different measurement more than 3 cm and centre at O. Draw \(\angle\)QPR and \(\angle\)QSR t the circumference.

To verify:

\(\angle\)QPR = \(\angle\)QSR

Experimental table:

Fig. No. \(\angle\)QPR \(\angle\)QSR Results
1 95° 95° \(\angle\)QPR = \(\angle\)QSR

2 60° 60°

Conclusion:

\(\angle\)QPR = \(\angle\)QSR so angles in the same segment of a circle are equal.

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Draw two circles of different radii with centre O. Construct a cyclic quadrilateral PQRS and produced RS to T.

To verify:

\(\angle\)PST = \(\angle\)PQR

Experimental table:

Measure \(\angle\)PST and \(\angle\)PQR. The results are tabulated below:

Fig. No. \(\angle\)PST \(\angle\)PQR Results
1 120° 120° \(\angle\)PST = \(\angle\)PQR

2 95° 95°

Conclusion:

\(\angle\)PQR = \(\angle\)PQR so one side of a cyclic quadrilateral is produced, the exterior angle so formed is equal to thne opposite interior angle of the quadrilateral.

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Two semi circle with centre at O and \(\angle\) ABC is an inscribed angle.

To verify:

\(\angle\)ABC = 90°

Experiment table:

Measure the angle by a protractor and write the value of \(\angle\)ABC on the following table:

Fig. No. \(\angle\)ABC Results
1 90° \(\therefore\) \(\angle\)ABC = 90°
2 90°

Conclusion:

\(\angle\)ABC = 90° so the angle in a semi circle is a right angle.

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Two circles with centre at O and radius more than 3 cm are drawn where \(\widehat {AB}\) = \(\widehat {MN}\).

To verify:

\(\angle\)AOB = \(\angle\)MON

Experimental table:

Measure the centre \(\angle\)AOB and \(\angle\)MON by a protractor and write the value on the followi table:

Fig. No. \(\angle\)AOB \(\angle\)MON Results
1 40° 40° \(angle\)AOB = \(\angle\)MON

2 85° 85°

Conclusion:

\(\angle\)AOB = \(\angle\)MON so the angles substended by equal arcs of a circle at the centre are equal.

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Draw two circles of different radii with centre O.

TAN is a tangent and OA is a radius of the circle are also drawn.

To verify:

\(\angle\)OAT + \(\angle\)OAN = 90°

Experimental table:

Measure the \(\angle\)OAT and \(\angle\)OAN by protractor and write the values on the following table:

Fig. No. \(\angle\)OAT \(\angle\)OAN Results
1 90° 90° \(\therefore\) \(\angle\)OAT = \(\angle\)OAN = 90°

2 90° 90°

Conclusion:

\(\angle\)OAN = \(\angle\)OAT = 90° so tangent to a circle is perpendicular to the radius of the circle drawn at the point of contact.

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TWo circles with different radii is drawn and the centre of each circle is named as O. Draw a tangent XAY in each circle. A chord AB is drawn from the point of contact A. \(\angle\)ACB and \(\angle\)ADB are drawn in the two alternate segments in each circle.

To verify:

\(\angle\)BAY = \(\angle\)BCA and \(\angle\)BAX = \(\angle\)BDA

Experimental table:

Measure the angle by a protractor of \(\angle\)BAY, \(\angle\)BCA, \(\angle\)BAX and \(\angle\)BDA the results are tabulated below:

Fig. No. \(\angle\)BAY \(\angle\)BCA \(\angle\)BAX \(\angle\)BDA Results
1 60° 60° 120° 120°

\(\therefore\) \(\angle\)BAY = \(\angle\)BCA and

\(\angle\)BAX = \(\\angle\)BDA

2 55° 55° 125° 125°

Conclusion:

\(\angle\)BAY = \(\angle\)BCA and\(\angle\)BAX = \(\angle\)BDA so the angles formed by a tangent to a circle and a chord drawn from the point of contact are equal to respective angles in the alternative segment.

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Two circles with different radii is drawn and the centre of each circle is O. Two tangents AMP and ANC are drawn.

To verify:

MA = NA

Experimental table:

Measure the side MA and NA. The result are tabulated below:

Fig. No. MA NA Results
1 4 cm 4 cm MA = NA

2 2 cm 2 cm

Conclusion:

MA = NA so the length of two tangents to a circle at the point of contact from the same external point are equal.

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Draw two triangles ABC and DEF both are standing on equal base BC and EF between parallel line AD and BF. In each triangle draw AP⊥ BC and DQ⊥ Ef.

To verify:

Area of \(\triangle\)ABC = Area of \(\triangle\)DEF

Experiment table:

Measure the BC and AP, EF and DQ. The results are tabulated below:

Fig. No. BC AP EF DQ Area of \(\triangle\)ABC Area of \(\triangle\)DEF Results
1 3 cm 2.5 cm 3 cm 2.5 cm 3.75 cm2 3.75 cm2 Area of \(\triangle\)ABC = Area of \(\triangle\)DEF
2 1 cm 2.5 cm 1 cm 2.5 cm 1.25 cm2 1.25 cm2

Conclusion:

Area of \(\triangle\)ABC = Area of \(\triangle\)DEF so triangles on equal bases and between the same parallels are equal in area.

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