10 thoughts on “An interesting property of the trapezium

  1. Yes it is, Avinash – if you notice, in the proof, we have not made any assumptions about the non-parallel sides; they could be equal or not, it doesn’t matter.

    regards
    J

    • Think about it for a moment… Area = 1/2 * base * height. So if the heights are the same (as is the case here) area will be proportional to the base, correct?

      regards
      J

  2. Hi J, Please help me with the flow of Geometry. Also wanted your suggestion if CAT 2018 is possible starting October for a CA

    • Just go the Euclid way. Start with points/lines/planes and prove your way upwards through triangles, quads, polygons, circles and 3-D stuff. (Prove everything to yourself, else you won’t be able to apply it) Take a detour though trigo and co-geo at some point.

      As to the latter query: possible, yes; easy, no. You might end up settling for something less than what you are capable of. I am assuming you have already filled the form, or else the question is moot 🙂 If you are already very strong in either English or Maths, go for it seriously; if you are moderate at best in both, then take 18 just for the experience and plan for 19 as the serious attempt.

      regards
      J

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