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Wed March 11, 2015 By: Ayushi Jain

The area of rhombus is 72 cm2. If an altitude of the rhombus is half of the corresponding base,determine the measure of each side of the rhombus.

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Prasenjit Paul
Thu March 12, 2015
L e t space t h e space a l t i t u d e space o f space t h e space r h o m b u s space b e space apostrophe h apostrophe B a s e space o f space t h e space r h o m b u s space equals space 2 h A r e a space o f space t h e space u p p e r space t r i a n g l e space equals space 1 half cross times h cross times 2 h A r e a space o f space r h o m b u s space equals space 72 2 cross times 1 half cross times h cross times 2 h equals 72 2 h squared equals 72 h squared equals 36 h equals 6 M e a s u r e space o f space t h e space s i d e space o f space t h e space r h o m b u s equals space m e a s u r e space o f space t h e space b a s e space equals 2 h equals 2 cross times 6 equals 12 space c m
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