Corresponding Sides and Altitudes of a Parallelogram
Corresponding Sides and Altitudes of a Parallelogram

Two adjacent sides of a parallelogram are 3.2cm and 4cm. What is the ratio of their altitudes.

Asked by Balinder123 | 07 Jan, 2019, 11:53: AM

Area of a Parallelogram = Base × Height

From the figure,

Area of a Parallelogram = Base × Height = AB × CE = 3.2 × CE …(1)

Area of a Parallelogram = Base × Height = BC × AF = 4 × AF …(2)

From (1) and (2)

3.2 × CE = 4 × AF

Therefore the ratio of the altitudes is 4: 3.2

Answered by Yasmeen Khan | 07 Jan, 2019, 01:23: PM

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