## Congruent Triangles Geometry Maths Tuition: Solution Solution:

(a) $\angle EBD=\angle BEC$ (given)

BE is a common side for both triangles $\triangle BCE$ and $\triangle EDB$

BD=EC (given)

Therefore, $\triangle BCE \equiv \triangle EDB$ (SAS)

(proved)

(b)

Since $\triangle BCE\equiv\triangle EDB$ we have $\angle CBE=\triangle DEB$

Thus, $\begin{array}{rcl}\angle ABE&=&180^\circ - \angle CBE\\ &=&180^\circ -\angle DEB\\ &=& \angle AEB \end{array}$

Therefore, $\triangle ABE$ is an isosceles triangle.

Thus, $AB=AE$

(proved)

## Congruent Triangles Maths Tuition: Solution Solution:

BS=BE+ES=ST+ES=ET $\angle DES=\angle ESA=90^\circ$

BA=DT (given)

Thus, $\triangle ASB$ is congruent to $\triangle DET$ (RHS)

Hence $\angle DTE=\angle SBA$

Thus DT//BA (alt. angles)

(Proved)

By Pythagoras’ Theorem, we have $\begin{array}{rcl}DB&=&\sqrt{DE^2+BE^2}\\ &=&\sqrt{SA^2+ST^2}\\ &=&TA \end{array}$

Hence $\triangle DEB$ and $\triangle AST$ are congruent (SSS).

Hence $\angle DBE=\angle STA$

Thus DB//TA (alt. angles)

Therefore, ABDT is a parallelogram since it has two pairs of parallel sides.

(shown)