The diagonals AC and BD of a rhombus ABCD are 16cm and 12cm long respectively. Calculate the area of the rhombus.
- A.
24cm^{2} - B.
36cm^{2} - C.
48cm^{2} - D.
60cm^{2} - E.
96cm^{2}
Correct Answer: Option E
Explanation
Area of rhombus = (frac{pq}{2})
where p and q are the diagonals of the rhombus.
(therefore A = frac{16 times 12}{2})
= 96 cm(^2)