# Area of a Rhombus Worksheet

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Area of a rhombus worksheet. A rhombus is a quadrilateral whose four sides all have the same length. Another name is equilateral quadrilateral, since equilateral means that all of its sides are equal in length.
1. Solve for the areas of rhombi and kites by decomposing these shapes into triangles,
Practice Set C
1. Which shape has the greater area?
a. The rhombus’s area is greater than the kite’s area.
b. The kite’s area is greater than the rhombus’s area.
c. The rhombus and the kite have equal areas.
d. It is not possible to determine which has the greater area.
2. What are the areas for the rhombus and kite? Explain how you solved for their areas.
2. 3. The formula used to solve for the area of a rhombus is below. Lines p and q represent the
diagonals. How does the formula relate to decomposing the rhombus into two triangles? You
4. The formula used to solve for the area of a kite is below. Lines p and q represent the
diagonals. How does the formula relate to decomposing the kite into two triangles? You may
3. Solve for the areas of rhombi and kites by decomposing these shapes into triangles,
Practice Set C
1. Which shape has the greater area?
a. The rhombus’s area is greater than the kite’s area.
b. The kite’s area is greater than the rhombus’s area.
c. The rhombus and the kite have equal areas.
d. It is not possible to determine which has the greater area.
2. What are the areas for the rhombus and kite? Explain how you solved for their areas.
4. 3. The formula used to solve for the area of a rhombus is below. Lines p and q represent the
diagonals. How does the formula relate to decomposing the rhombus into two triangles? You
The base of the two triangles is represented by either diagonal p or q. The heights of both
triangles are equivalent in a rhombus, so together they would equal the length of whichever
diagonal was not designated as the base.
5. To find the area of any triangle, you apply the formula A= (½)(Base x Height), which is the
same as (Base x Height)/2. Because line q represents the base and line p represents the
height, we know that we multiply them together and divide them by 2 to solve for the area of
the rhombus. Decomposing the rhombus into two triangles and solving for each of their areas
gives you a total area of 6 square meters. Applying the formula also gives you an area of 6
square meters.
4. The formula used to solve for the area of a kite is below. Lines p and q represent the
diagonals. How does the formula relate to decomposing the kite into two triangles? You may