Mathematics

The diagonals AC and BD of a rhombus ABCD are 16cm and 12cm long respectively….

The diagonals AC and BD of a rhombus ABCD are 16cm and 12cm long respectively. Calculate the area of the rhombus.

  • A.
    24cm2
  • B.
    36cm2
  • C.
    48cm2
  • D.
    60cm2
  • E.
    96cm2
Correct Answer: Option E
Explanation

Area of rhombus = (frac{pq}{2})

where p and q are the diagonals of the rhombus.

(therefore A = frac{16 times 12}{2})

= 96 cm(^2)