CLAT Sample Paper CLAT Sample Paper-2

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    A rhombus when divided by one diagonal gives two congruent triangles of perimeter 36 cm each. If both the diagonals divide it into 4 congruent triangles of perimeter 24 cm each, what is the side of the rhombus?

    A)  10 cm           

    B)  11 cm

    C)  12 cm           

    D)  None of these

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

    We know that, perimeter of MBC = 36 cm   i.e.,          \[a+a+AC=36\] i.e.,            \[2a+2AO=36\] ?(i) Also, perimeter of \[a+AO+BO=24\,cm\] ?(ii) Using Eq. (i), we have \[a+AO=18\] From Eq. (ii),      \[BO=6\,cm\] \[\Rightarrow \] \[BD=12\,cm\] Now, in \[\Delta AOB,\] \[A{{B}^{2}}=A{{O}^{2}}+O{{B}^{2}}\] \[A{{B}^{2}}-A{{O}^{2}}=36\] \[\Rightarrow \] \[(AB-AO)=2\] i.e., \[a-AO=2\] ?(iii) On solving Eqs. (i) and (ii), we get a = 10 = Side of rhombus

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