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# In the given figure, if the altitude and the base of parallelogram are 12 cm and 6 cm respectively, then the area of triangle BEC is:

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16 cm2

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36 cm2

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26 cm2

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46 cm2

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Solution

## The correct option is B 36 cm2 In a parallelogram, a triangle between the same parallels and sharing the same base have area equal to half of that of parallelogram. So, Area of △AED = 12 (Area of ABCD) Now, △AED = 12 (CD) (altitude) = 36 cm2 Therefore, Area of △AED = 36 m2

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