## Elementary Geometry for College Students (6th Edition)

To show that the two trapezoids ABCD and DCFE are similar its important to show that their corresponding angles are congruent and their sides are proportional. 1- Its given that $AB \parallel DC \parallel EF$ •Therefore corresponding angles are congruent. 2- since AD=DE and BC = CF Setting up the proportion $\frac{AD}{DE}=\frac{BC}{CF}=\frac{AB}{DC}$ And $\frac{AB}{DE}=\frac{BC}{CF}=1$ but $\frac{AB}{DC}\ne 1$ Because its not given that the two transversals are parallel therefore $AB \ne DC \ne EF$ And the proportionality is false. • Therefore the two trapezoids are not similar.