Posted by **Missy** on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 5:37pm.

A rhombus has sides of 5 cm each and one diagonal is 6 cm long. Find the area of the rhombus.

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**Reiny**, Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 6:42pm
make a sketch

in a rhombus, the diagonals right-bisect each other.

So we get 4 congruent right angled triangles.

By Pythagoras , it is easy to see that each triangle has sides 3,4, and 5

So the other diagonal is 8 units long.

The area of a rhombus is (1/2)(product of the diagonals)

= (1/2)(6)(8) = 24

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**sotonye**, Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 9:02pm
the diagonals of a rhombus measure 8cm and 6cm what is the lengh of the rhombus

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