A rhombus shaped field has green grass for 18 cows to graze. If each side of the rhombus is 30 m and its longer diagonal is 48 m, how much area of grass field will each cow be getting?

Given

ABCD is a rhombus having diagonal AC = 48 cm

side AB=BC=CD=AD=30 cm

The diagonal of the Rhombus divides the area into two equal parts.

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We have to determine how much area of grass field will each cow be getting

Solution

Using Heron’s formula, area of the triangle =\(\sqrt{s(s-a)(s-b)(s-c)}\)

Now, ar(△ABC) can be calculated by Heron’s Formula, where

AB = a = 30 m

BC = b = 30 m

AC = c = 48 m

Semi Perimeter (s) = a+b+c/2

s = 30+38+48/2

s = 54 m

ar(△ABC) = √s(s-a)(s-b)(s-c)

= √54(54-30)(54-30)(54-48)

= √54×(24)×(24)×(6)

= 432 m2

Hence, Area of rhombus = 2 × (ar(△))

= 2 × 432 = 864 m2

Area for 18 cows = 864 m2

Area for each cow = 864 / 18 = 48 m2

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