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Write a proof that line AC is congruent to BD.

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**Concepts** Alternate Interior Angles Converse, Reflexive Property, Parallelograms or Triangle Congruency.

*Remember to state your givens and definitions*, you need to build up the step-by-step **logical** case that AC is congruent to BD.

**Solution using Parallelograms**

angles CBA and DAB are congruent - Given

angles CAB and DBA are right angles (and congruent) - Given

angles CBA and DAB are alternate interior angles - Definition

segments BC and AD are parallel - alternate interior angles converse

angles CAB and DBA are alternate interior angles - Definition

segments AC and BD are parallel - alternate interior angles

(ACBD is a quadrilateral - definition)

ACBD is a parallelogram - Parallelogram Converse

AC is congruent to BD - ACBD is a parallelogram, opposite sides are congruent.

**ALTERNATE solution - using ASA Triangle Congruency**

*Once you have identified congruence of the angles (see above)... *

AB is congruent to BA - reflexive property

Triangles ABD and BAC are congruent - Angle-Side-Angle Congruency

AC is congruent to BD - CPCTC: Corresponding parts of congruent triangles are congruent.

In triangle CAB and triangle DBA

angle CAB = angle DBA (given)

AB = BA (same line )

angle ABC = angle BAD (given)

There fore triangle CAB congruence to triangle DBA by ASA .

Thus AC=BD ( congruent part of congruent triangle)

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