Posted by **Hitoshi** on Friday, March 8, 2013 at 10:15am.

In a parallelogram the base and height are in the ratio 5:2 if the area of parallelogram is 360 meter square, find its base and height

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**Dr. Jane**, Friday, March 8, 2013 at 11:14am
Area = bh

b =5/2 h

Area = 5/2 h h

360 = 5/2 h^2

144 = h^2

12 = h

base = 30

check.

30/12 is a 5/2 ratio of b/h

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**Reiny**, Friday, March 8, 2013 at 1:53pm
or

let the base be 5x and the height be 2x

(5x)(2x) = 360

10x^2 = 360

x^2 = 36

x = 6

so the base is 30 and the height is 12

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