__Theorem 6.1 :__**If two lines intersect each other, then the vertically opposite angles are equal.**

__Proof :__

In the statement above, it is given that ‘two lines intersect each other’. So, let AB and CD be two lines intersecting at O as shown in Fig. 6.8. They lead to two pairs of vertically opposite angles, namely,

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

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

Now, ray OA stands on line CD.

Therefore, ∠ AOC + ∠ AOD = 180° *(Linear **pair axiom)* ………..(1)

Can we write ∠ AOD + ∠ BOD = 180°? *(Linear **pair axiom)*……………(2)

From (1) and (2), we can write

∠ AOC + ∠ AOD = ∠ AOD + ∠ BOD

This implies that ∠ AOC = ∠ BOD

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

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