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CAT Vertically Opposite Angles - Practice Questions & MCQ

Edited By admin | Updated on Oct 04, 2023 04:20 PM | #CAT

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In the adjoining figure, the value of y is (AOB is straight line)

Two lines AB and CD intersect at O. If \large \angle AOC = 60^0, then measure of  \angle BODis

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Vertically Opposite Angles

Vertically Opposite Angles: When two lines intersect, then the angles having their arms in the opposite direction are called vertically opposite angles. The pair of vertically opposite angles is equal. 

One pair is ∠AOD and ∠BOC. and another pair is ∠AOC and ∠BOD.

Theorem 1 : If two lines intersect each other, then the vertically opposite angles are equal.

Let two lines AB and CD intersect at a point O. Then, two pairs of vertically opposite angles are formed:

(i) ∠AOC and ∠BOD  (ii) ∠AOD and ∠BOC.

We need to prove that ∠AOC = ∠BOD and ∠AOD = ∠BOC..

Since ray OA stands on line CD, we have

Therefore,        ∠AOC + ∠AOD = 180°           [linear pair].

Again, ray OD stands on line AB

So,                  ∠AOD + ∠BOD = 180°           [linear pair].

From above 2 equation, we can write

                      ∠AOC + ∠AOD = ∠AOD + ∠BOD

his implies that            ∠AOC = ∠BOD

Similarly, it can be proved that ∠AOD = ∠BOC.


The sum of all the angles formed on the same side of a line at a given point on the line is 180°.

The sum of all angles around a point is 360°.  

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