In ΔABC and ΔDEF, AB = DE, AB || DE, BC = EF and BC || EF. Vertices A, B and C are joined to vertices D, E and F respectively (see the given figure). Show that

(i) Quadrilateral ABED is a parallelogram

(ii) Quadrilateral BEFC is a parallelogram

(iii) AD || CF and AD = CF

(iv) Quadrilateral ACFD is a parallelogram

(v) AC = DF

(vi) ΔABC ≅ ΔDEF.

#### Solution

(i) It is given that AB = DE and AB || DE.

If two opposite sides of a quadrilateral are equal and parallel to each other, then it will be a parallelogram.

Therefore, quadrilateral ABED is a parallelogram.

(ii) Again, BC = EF and BC || EF

Therefore, quadrilateral BCEF is a parallelogram.

(iii) As we had observed that ABED and BEFC are parallelograms, therefore

AD = BE and AD || BE

(Opposite sides of a parallelogram are equal and parallel)

And, BE = CF and BE || CF

(Opposite sides of a parallelogram are equal and parallel)

∴ AD = CF and AD || CF

(iv) As we had observed that one pair of opposite sides (AD and CF) of quadrilateral ACFD are equal and parallel to each other, therefore, it is a parallelogram.

(v) As ACFD is a parallelogram, therefore, the pair of opposite sides will be equal and parallel to each other.

∴ AC || DF and AC = DF

(vi) ΔABC and ΔDEF,

AB = DE (Given)

BC = EF (Given)

AC = DF (ACFD is a parallelogram)

∴ ΔABC ≅ ΔDEF (By SSS congruence rule)