# Mensuration 2D | Set 2

**Question 1:** A square of perimeter 88cm and a circle of perimeter 88cm given. Which figure has larger area and by how much?

**Solution:** Perimeter of square =88 cm

4 x side = 88, side = 22

Area of square = (22)^{2} = 484 cm^{2}

Circumference of circle =88cm

2π(radius) = 88

radius = 44*7/22 = 14

Area of circle = π (radius)^{2}

=22/7 * 14 * 14 = 616 cm^{2}

Area of circle – Area of square = 616 – 484 = 132 cm^{2}

Hence, **circle** has larger area than **square** by 132 cm^{2}

**Question 2:** The areas of a square and a rectangle are equal. The length of the rectangle is greater than the length of any side of the square by 4cm and the breadth is less by 3cm. Find the perimeter of the rectangle.

**Solution: ** Let the side of square is a, then

length of rectangle is a+4

breadth of rectangle is a-3

Acc. to question –

Area of square = Area of rectangle

a^{2} = (a+4)(a-3)

a^{2} = a^{2} + 4a – 3a – 12

a = 12

Perimeter of rectangle = 2(l+b)

=2(16 + 9) =50 cm

Hence, perimeter of rectangle is **50 cm**

**Question 3:** A wire is bent in the shape of square of area 324cm^{2}. If the same wire is bent in the form of a semicircle, the radius of the semicircle is

**Solution:** Let the side of the square is a.

a^{2} = 324, a = 18

Perimeter of the square = 4 x 18 = 72 cm

Let radius of the semicircle is r.

Perimeter of the semicircle = 2r + πr

Acc to question

2r + πr = 72

r(2 + 22/7)= 72

r = 72 * 7 /36

r =14 cm

Hence radius of the semicircle is **14cm**

**Question 4:** A kite is in the shape of a square with a diagonal 48cm attcahed to a triangle of the base 4cm and height 6cm. How much paper has been used to make it?

**Solution: ** Area of square = 1/2(diagonal)^{2}

=1/2 * (24)^{2}

=288 cm^{2}

Area of triangle = 1/2 * base * height

= 1/2 * 4 * 6 = 12 cm^{2}

Total area = 288 + 12 = **300 cm ^{2}**

**Question 5:** The area of a sector of a circle of radius 10cm, formed by an arc of length 7cm is

**Solution: **Radius of circle(r)= 10cm

Length of arc(l)=7cm

Area of sector = 1/2 lr

= 1/2 * 7 * 10

= **35 cm ^{2}**

**Question 6:** Three circles of radius 7cm each are placed in such a way that each touches the other two.The area of portion enclosed by the circles is(√3 = 1.732)

**Solution :**Diagram for the solution

Radius of circle = 7cm

Sides of the triangle AB=BC=CA = 14cm

and, angle of equilateral triangle is 60^{o}.

Three arcs combined to form area 1/2(circle).

Area enclosed = Area of triangle – 1/2*(Area of a circle)

= √3/4 (14)^{2} – 1/2[22/7*(7)^{2}]

= 1.732×49 – 77

= 84.868 – 77

= 7.868 cm^{2}

**Question 7:** From a point in the interior of an equilateral triangle, the perpendicular distance of the sides are 2√3, 3√3 and 4√3. Find the perimeter of the triangle.

**Solution :**

Let O is the intersection point of all the perpendiculars and Let x is the side of equilateral triangle.

OP=2√3, OR= 3√3 and OQ=4√3

Area of ∆ABC = ar∆ABO + ar∆ACO + ar∆BOC

√3/4 x^{2} = 1/2*x*2√3 + 1/2*x*3√3 + 1/2*x*4√3

√3x^{2} = 4√3x + 6√3x + 8√3x

√3x = 18√3

x = 18 cm

Hence, Perimeter of the equilateral triangle = 3x = 3*18 = 54 cm

**Question 8:** Find the diameter of a wheel that makes 226 revolutions to go 4520 meter.

**Solution :**Total distance = 4520 meter

No of revolutions = 226

Distance covered in 1 revolution = 4520 / 226 = 20 m

We know that

2 π r = 20 m

2r = 20 * 7/22

Diameter(2r) = 70/11 m

**Question 9:** The circum-radius of an equilateral triangle is 10cm. The in-radius of the triangle is

**Solution: **

Circum-radius(OA) of equilateral triangle is = (side)/√3

10 = side/√3

side = 10√3

In-radius(OB) of the equilateral triangle = side/2√3

= 10√3/2√3

= 5

Hence, In-radius of equilateral triangle is **5 cm**.

**Question 10:** The base and altitude of a right angled triangle are 7cm and 24cm respectively. The perpendicular distance of its hypotenuse from the opposite vertex is

**Solution :**

First find the length of hypotenuse (H)

(H)^{2} = (Base)^{2} + (Altitude)^{2}

(H)^{2} = (7)^{2} + (24)^{2}

(H)^{2} = 49 + 576

H = √625 = 25cm

Perpendicular distance of its hypotenuse = (base x altitude) /H

= (7 x 24) / 25

= **168/25 cm**

**Question 11:** The perimeter of a rhombus is 80 cm, If one of its diagonals is 24 cm long, what is the area of rhombus?

**Solution :**

**NOTE: **Diagonals of rhombus bisect each other at 90^{o} angle.

In ∆ AOB

Perimeter = 4 x side

side = 80/4 = 20 cm

OB= √ (20^{2}– 12^{2})

= √(400 – 144)

= √256 = 16 cm

So, diagonal BD = 2 x 16 = 32 cm

Area of rhombus = 1/2 x d_{1} x d_{2}

= 1/2 x 24 x 32

= 384 cm^{2}

**Question 12:** The ratio of the length of parallel sides of a trapezium is 3:2. The shortest distance between them is 30 cm. If the area of the trapezium is 900 cm^{2}, the sum of the length of the parallel sides is

**Solution :**Let the parallel sides be 3x and 2x.

Area of trapezium = 1/2(sum of the parallel sides) * distance between parallel sides

1/2 (3x + 2x)*30 = 900

5x = 60

x = 12

Sum of length of parallel sides = 5*12 = 60 cm

**Question 13:** Two sides of a parallelogram 30cm and 14cm long. The length of one of the diagonals is 40 cm. The area of a parallelogram is –

**Solution :** Using heron’s formula we find the area of one half of parallelogram.

S = (30 + 14 + 40) /2 = 42

Area of half triangle=

= 7*6*4

= 168 cm^{2}

Area of parallelogram = 2 x area of triangle

= 2 x 168

= 336 cm^{2}

**Question 14:** The sides of a triangle are in the ratio 1/2 : 1/3 : 1/6 . If the perimeter of the triangles in 60cm, the length of the largest side is:

**Solution :** Acc. to question

Ratio = 1/2 : 1/3 : 1/6

Take LCM of the denominator as 12 and mulitply each of them

New ratio = 6 : 4 : 2

Now,

6x + 4x + 2x = 60

12x =60

x = 5 cm

Length of the largest side is 6*5 = **30 cm**

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