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Practice Set 15.1 Page No: 95

**1. If base of a parallelogram is 18 cm and its height is 11 cm, find its area.**

**Solution: **

Given,

Base of parallelogram = 18 cm and itâ€™s height = 11 cm

Area of parallelogram = Base x height

= 18 x 11

= 198 sq. cm

Thus, the area of the parallelogram is 198 sq. cm.

**2. If area of a parallelogram is 29.6 sq cm and its base is 8 cm, find its height.**

**Solution: **

Given,

Area of parallelogram = 29.6 sq.cm

Base of parallelogram = 8 cm

We know that,

Area of parallelogram = base x height

â‡’ 29.6 = 8 x height

Height = 29.6/8 = 3.7 cm

Thus, the height of the parallelogram is 3.7 cm.

**3. Area of a parallelogram is 83.2 sq. cm. If its height is 6.4 cm, find the length of its base.**

**Solution: **

Given,

Area of parallelogram = 83.2 sq. cm

Height of the parallelogram = 6.4 cm

We know that,

Area of parallelogram = base x height

â‡’ 83.2 = base x 6.4

Base = 83.2/6.4 = 13 cm

Thus, the base of parallelogram is 13 cm.

Practice Set 15.2 Page No: 97

**1. Lengths of the diagonals of a rhombus are 15 cm and 24 cm, find its area.**

**Solution: **

Given,

Lengths of the diagonals of a rhombus are 15 cm and 24 cm.

Area of rhombus = Â½ x product of diagonals

= Â½ x (15 x 24)

= 15 x 12

= 180 sq. cm

Thus, the area of the rhombus is 180 sq. cm

**2. Lengths of the diagonals of a rhombus are 16.5 cm and 14.2 cm, find its area.**

**Solution: **

Given,

Lengths of the diagonals of a rhombus are 16.5 cm and 14.2 cm.

Area of rhombus = Â½ x product of diagonals

= Â½ x (16.5 x 14.2)

= 16.5 x 7.1

= 117.15 sq. cm

Thus, the area of the rhombus is 117.15 sq. cm

**3. If perimeter of a rhombus is 100 cm and length of one diagonal is 48 cm, what is the area of the quadrilateral?**

**Solution: **

Given,

Perimeter of a rhombus = 100 cm

Length of one diagonal = 48 cm

Letâ€™s consider ABCD to be the rhombus. AC and BD are the diagonals which intersect at point E.

So, l(AC) = 48 cm

And, we know

l(AE) = Â½ l(AC) [As diagonals of a rhombus bisect each other]

= Â½ x 48

= 24 cm

Now, the perimeter of rhombus = 4 x side

â‡’ 100 = 4 x l(AB)

l(AB) = 100/4 = 25 cm

Next in âˆ† ABE, we have

m âˆ AED = 90^{o} [As diagonals of a rhombus bisect each other at right angles]

By using Pythagoras theorem,

l(AB)^{2} = l(EB)^{2} + l(AE)^{2}

(25)^{2} = l(EB)^{2} + (24)^{2}

625 = l(EB)^{2} + 576

l(EB)^{2} = 635 â€“ 576 = 49

l(EB) = âˆš49 = 7 cm (Taking square root on both the sides)

Now,

l(EB) = Â½ x l(BD) [As diagonals of a rhombus bisect each other]

l(BD) = 2 x l(EB)

= 2 x 7 = 14 cm

So,

Area of the rhombus = Â½ x product of lengths of diagonals

= Â½ x l(AC) x l(BD)

= Â½ x 48 x 14

= 48 x 7 = 336 sq. cm

Thus, the area of the rhombus is 336 sq. cm.

**4. If length of a diagonal of a rhombus is 30 cm and its area is 240 sq. cm, find its perimeter.**

**Solution: **

Given,

Length of a diagonal of a rhombus = 30 cm and itâ€™s area = 240 sq. cm.

Letâ€™s consider ABCD to be the rhombus having AC and BD as the diagonals and the diagonals intersect at point E.

â‡’ l(AC) = 30 cm

Area of rhombus = Â½ x Product of lengths of diagonals

240 = Â½ x l(AC) x l(BD)

240 = Â½ x 30 x l(BD)

240 = 15 x l(BD)

l(BD) = 240/15 = 16 cm

We know that the diagonals of a rhombus bisect each.

So,

l(AE) = Â½ x l(AC) = Â½ x 30 = 15 cm

And,

l(DE) = Â½ x l(BD) = Â½ x 16 = 8 cm

Now, in âˆ† ADE

m âˆ AED = 90^{o} [As diagonals of a rhombus bisect each other at right angles]

By Pythagoras Theorem, we have

l(AD)^{2} = l(AE)^{2} + l(DE)^{2}

l(AD)^{2} = (15)^{2} + (8)^{2}

= 225 + 64 = 289

l(AD) = 289 = 17 cm

So, the perimeter of the rhombus = 4 x side

= 4 x AD

= 4 x 17 = 68 sq. unit

Thus, the perimeter of the rhombus is 68 cm.

Practice Set 15.3 Page No: 95

**1. In â–¡ ABCD, l(AB) = 13 cm, l(DC) = 9 cm, l(AD) = 8 cm, find the area of â–¡ ABCD.**

**Solution: **

Given, ABCD is a trapezium and side AB || side DC

*l*(AB) = 13 cm, *l*(DC) = 9 cm, *l*(AD) = 8 cm.

Area of trapezium = Â½ x sum of lengths of parallel sides x height

= Â½ x [l(AB) + l(DC)] x l(AD)

= Â½ x [13 + 9] x 8

= Â½ x 22 x 8

= 11 x 8 = 88 cm

Thus, the area of the trapezium ABCD is 88 sq. cm.

**2. Length of the two parallel sides of a trapezium are 8.5 cm and 11.5 cm respectively and its height is 4.2 cm, find its area.**

**Solution: **

Given,

Length of the two parallel sides of a trapezium are 8.5 cm and 11.5 cm and itâ€™s height is 4.2 cm.

We know that,

Area of trapezium = Â½ x sum of lengths of parallel sides x height

= Â½ x [8.5 + 11.5] x 4.2

= Â½ x 20 x 4.2

= 10 x 4.2 = 42 sq. cm

Thus, the area of the trapezium is 42 sq. cm.

**3. â–¡ PQRS is an isosceles trapezium l(PQ) = 7 cm. seg PM âŠ¥ seg SR, l(SM) = 3 cm, Distance between two parallel sides is 4 cm, find the area of â–¡ PQRS.**

**Solution: **

Given,

An isosceles trapezium PQRS, *l*(PQ) = 7 cm. seg PM âŠ¥ seg SR, *l*(SM) = 3 cm.

And, the distance between two parallel sides = 4 cm.

Letâ€™s draw seg QN âŠ¥ seg SR.

Now, in â–¡ PMNQ we have

seg PQ || seg MN

âˆ PMN = âˆ QNM = 90^{o}

Hence, â–¡ PMNQ is a rectangle.

So, l(PM) = l(QN) = 4cm and l(PQ) = l(MN) = 7 cm [Opposite sides of a rectangle]

In âˆ† PMS, we have

m âˆ PMS = 90^{o}

So, by Pythagoras theorem

l(PS)^{2} = l(PM)^{2} + l(SM)^{2}

= 4^{2} + 3^{2}

= 16 + 9 = 25

l(PS) = âˆš25 = 5 cm [Taking square root on both sides]

Now, as â–¡ PQRS is an isosceles trapezium

l(PS) = l(QR) = 5 cm

In âˆ† QNR, we have

m âˆ QNR = 90^{o}

So, by Pythagoras theorem

l(QR)^{2} = l(QN)^{2} + l(NR)^{2}

5^{2} = 4^{2} + l(NR)^{2}

25 = 16 + l(NR)^{2}

l(NR)^{2} = 25 â€“ 16 = 9

l(NR) = âˆš9 = 3 cm [Taking square root on both sides]

So, l(SR) = l(SM) + l(MN) + l(NR) = 3 + 7 + 3 = 13 cm

Area of trapezium = Â½ x sum of lengths of parallel sides x height

= Â½ x [l(PQ) + l(SR) x l(PM)]

= Â½ x [7 + 13] x 4

= Â½ x 20 x 4

= 10 x 4 = 40 sq. cm

Therefore, the area of trapezium PQRS is 40 sq. cm.

Practice Set 15.4 Page No: 101

**1. Sides of a triangle are cm 45 cm, 39 cm and 42 cm, find its area. **

**Solution: **

Given,

Sides of a triangle are 45 cm, 39 cm and 42 cm.

By Heronâ€™s formula

Here, a = 45cm, b = 39cm, c = 42cm

Semi perimeter of triangle = s = Â½ (a + b + c)

s = Â½ x (45 + 39 + 42)

s = Â½ x 126 = 63

Now, the area of triangle is

= 756 sq. cm

Therefore, the area of the triangle is 756 sq. cm.

**2. Look at the measures shown in the adjacent figure and find the area of â–¡ PQRS.**

**Solution: **

From the given figure, its seen that

Area(â–¡ PQRS) = Area(âˆ† PSR) + Area(âˆ† PQR)

Now, in âˆ† PSR we have

l(PS) = 36 m and l(SR) = 15 m

Area(âˆ† PSR) = Â½ x base x height

= Â½ x l(SR) x l(PS)

= Â½ x 15 x 36

= 270 sq. m

In right âˆ† PSR, we have

By Pythagoras theorem,

l(PR)^{2} = l(PS)^{2} + l(SR)^{2}

= 36^{2} + 15^{2}

= 1296 + 225 = 1521

l(PR) = âˆš1521 = 39 m [Taking square root both the sides]

Now,

In âˆ†PQR, a = 56m, b = 25m, c = 39m

So, the semi-perimeter = Â½ x (a + b + c)

= Â½ x (56 + 25 + 39)

= 120/2 = 60 m

Hence, the area of âˆ†PQR is

= 420 sq. m

Therefore, the area of Area(â–¡ PQRS) = 270 + 420 = 690 sq. m

**3. Some measures are given in the adjacent figure, find the area of â–¡ ABCD.**

**Solution: **

From the given figure, itâ€™s seen that

Area(â–¡ ABCD) = Area(âˆ† BAD) + Area(âˆ† BDC)

Now, in âˆ† BAD we have

m âˆ BAD = 90Â°, l(AB) = 40 m, l(AD) = 9 m

Area(âˆ† BAD) = Â½ x base x height

= Â½ x 9 x 40 = 9 x 20

= 180 sq. m

Next, in âˆ†BDC, l(BT) = 13 m, l(CD) = 60 m

Area(âˆ† BDC) = Â½ x base x height

= Â½ x l(CD) x l(BT)

= Â½ x 60 x 13 = 30 x 13

= 390 sq. m

Hence,

Area(â–¡ ABCD) = Area(âˆ† BAD) + Area(âˆ† BDC)

= 180 + 390 = 570 sq. m

Therefore, the area of â–¡ ABCD is 570 sq. m.

Practice Set 15.5 Page No: 102

**1. Find the areas of given plots. (All measures are in metres.)**

**Solution: **

(1) From the given figure itâ€™s seen that,

âˆ†QAP, âˆ†RCS are right angled triangles and â–¡ QACR is a trapezium.

In âˆ†QAP, l(AP) = 30 m, l(QA) = 50 m

A(âˆ†QAP) = Â½ x product of sides forming the right angle

=Â Â½ x l(AP) x l(QA)

=Â Â½ x 30 x 50

= 750 sq. m

In â–¡ QACR, we have

l(QA) = 50 m, l(RC) = 25 m,

l(AC) = l(AB) + l(BC)

= 30 + 30 = 60 m

Now, A(â–¡QACR) =Â 12Â x sum of lengths of parallel sides x height

=Â 12Â x [l(QA) + l(RC)] x l(AC)

=Â 12Â x (50 + 25) x 60

=Â 12Â x 75 x 60

= 2250 sq.m

Next, in âˆ†RCS we have

l(CS) = 60 m, l(RC) = 25 m

A(âˆ†RCS) =Â Â½ x product of sides forming the right angle

=Â Â½ x l(CS) x l(RC)

=Â Â½ x 60 x 25

= 750 sq. m

And, in âˆ†PTS, we have

l(TB) = 30 m,

l(PS) = l(PA) + l(AB) + l(BC) + l(CS)

= 30 + 30 + 30 + 60

= 150m

So, A(âˆ†PTS) =Â Â½ x base x height

=Â 12Â x l(PS) x l(TB)

=Â 12Â x 150 x 30

= 2250 sq. m

Hence,

Area of plot QPTSR = A(âˆ†QAP) + A(â‚¹QACR) + A(âˆ†RCS) + A(âˆ†PTS)

= 750 + 2250 + 750 + 2250

= 6000 sq. m

Therefore, the area of the given plot is 6000 sq. m.

(2) In âˆ†ABE, we have

m âˆ BAE = 90Â°, l(AB) = 24 m, l(BE) = 30 m

By Pythagoras theorem,

[l(BE)]Â² = [l(AB)]Â² + [l(AE)]Â²(30)Â² = (24)Â² + [l(AE)]Â²

900 = 576 + [l(AE)]Â²

[l(AE)]Â² = 900 â€“ 576 = 324l(AE) = âˆš324 = 18 m [Taking square root of both sides]

Now,

A(âˆ†ABE) = 12 x product of sides forming the right angle

= 12 x l(AE) x l(AB)

= 12 x 18 x 24

= 216 sq. m

Next,

In âˆ†BCE, a = 30 m, b = 28 m, c = 26 m

Semi-perimeter of âˆ†BCE (s) = Â½ x (a + b + c)

= Â½ x (30 + 28 + 26)

= Â½ x 84 = 42 m

So,

A(âˆ†BCE)

= 336 sq. m

And,

In âˆ†EDC, we have

l(CE) = 28 m, l(DF) = 16 m

A(âˆ†EDC) = Â½ x base x height

= Â½ x l(CE) x l(DF)

= Â½ x 28 x 16 = 224 sq. m

Thus,

Area of plot ABCDE = A(âˆ†ABE) + A(âˆ†BCE) + A(âˆ†EDC)

= 216 + 336 + 224 = 776 sq. m

Therefore, the area of the given plot is 776 sq. m.

Practice Set 15.6 Page No: 104

**1. Radii of the circles are given below, find their areas.**

**(1) 28 cm (2) 10.5 cm (3) 17.5 cm**

**Solution: **

(1) Given,

Radius of the circle (r) = 28 cm

Area of the circle = Ï€rÂ²

= 22/7 x (28)Â²

= 22/7 x 28 x 28

= 22 x 4 x 28

= 2464 sq. cm

(2) Given,

Radius of the circle (r) = 10.5 cm

Area of the circle = Ï€rÂ²

= 22/7 x (10.5)Â²

= 22/7 x 10.5 x 10.5

= 22 x 1.5 x 10.5

= 346.5 sq. cm

(3) Given,

Radius of the circle (r) = 17.5 cm

Area of the circle = Ï€rÂ²

= 22/7 x (17.5)Â²

= 22/7 x 17.5 x 17.5

= 22 x 2.5 x 17.5

= 962.5 sq. cm

**2. Areas of some circles are given below find their diameters.**

**(1) 176 sq. cm (2) 394.24 sq. cm (3) 12474 sq. cm**

**Solution: **

(1) Given,

Area of the circle =176 sq. cm

Area of the circle = Ï€rÂ²

â‡’176 = 22/7 x rÂ²

rÂ² = (176 x 7)/ 22

rÂ² = 56

r = âˆš56 cm [Taking square root of both sides]

Hence, the diameter = 2r = 2âˆš56 cm

(2) Given,

Area of the circle = 394.24 sq. cm

Area of the circle = Ï€rÂ²

â‡’ 394.24 =Â 22/7Â x rÂ²

rÂ² = (394.24 xÂ 7)/ 22

rÂ² = 39424 x (7/2200)

rÂ² = (1792/100) x 7

rÂ² = 12544/100

rÂ² = 112^{2}/10^{2}

r = 112/10 = 11.2 cm [Taking square root of both sides]

Hence, the diameter = 2r = 2 x 11.2 = 22.4 cm

(3) Given,

Area of the circle = 12474 sq. cm

Area of the circle = Ï€rÂ²

â‡’ 12474 =Â 22/7Â x rÂ²

rÂ² = (12474 xÂ 7)/ 22

rÂ² = 567 x 7

rÂ² = 3969

r = 63 cm [Taking square root of both sides]

Hence, the diameter = 2r = 2 x 63 = 126 cm

**3. Diameter of the circular garden is 42 m. There is a 3.5 m wide road around the garden. Find the area of the road.**

**Solution: **

Given,

Diameter of the circular garden is 42 m.

â‡’ Radius of the circular garden (r) =Â 422Â = 21 m

Width of the road = 3.5 m

So, radius of the outer circle (R) = radius (r) + width of the road

= 21 + 3.5

= 24.5 m

Area of the road = area of outer circle â€“ area of circular garden

= Ï€RÂ² â€“ Ï€rÂ²

= Ï€ (RÂ² â€“ rÂ²)

=Â 22/7Â [(24.5)Â² â€“ (21)Â²]

=Â 22/7Â (24.5 + 21) (24.5 â€“ 21) [As aÂ²-bÂ² = (a+b) (a-b)]

=Â 227Â x 45.5 x 3.5

= 22 x 45.5 x 0.5

= 500.50 sq. m

Therefore, the area of the road is 500.50 sq. m.

**4. Find the area of the circle if its circumference is 88 cm.**

**Solution: **

Given,

Circumference of the circle = 88 cm

Circumference of the circle = 2Ï€r

â‡’ 88 = 2 xÂ 227Â x r

r = 88 Ã— 72 Ã— 22Â

âˆ´ r = 14cm

Area of the circle = Ï€rÂ² =Â 22/7Â x (14)Â²

=Â 227Â x 14 x 14 = 22 x 2 x 14 = 616 sq. cm

Therefore, the area of circle is 616 sq. cm.

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