Let $O$ be the intersection of the diagonals in a convex quadrilateral $\square ABCD$, Show that $|\triangle AOB| = |\triangle COD|$ (that is, the areas are equal) if and only if $BC$ is parallel to $AD$.
I have tried to move the corner $C$ on $AC$. When it is far away, $\triangle OCD$ has a big area, and when it is at $O$ the area have to be $0$. So, somewhere in between those spots the area of $\triangle AOB$ must be equal to the area of $\triangle COD$. Also, there should be two similar triangles then, but how do I show that the areas are the same only if they are parallel?