This is a proposition from Euclid that I want to prove (see attachment). AD and EF lie on a line parallel to BC. I want to show that Area of ABCD = Area of BCFE. I believe to prove this I must first show that triangle ABE is congruent to triangle DCF (then show that triangle GBC = triangle GED).(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I know how to show that all the corresponding angles are the same for both triangles. I just do not know how to prove that the corresponding sides are congruent. Could you give me a clue on how to think about or begin showing that AB = DC or AE = EF or BE = CF? Thanks a bunch.

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# Show two parrallelograms have same area

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