## In the figure above, the area of the parallelogram is

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### In the figure above, the area of the parallelogram is

by Gmat_mission » Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:50 am

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## Global Stats In the figure above, the area of the parallelogram is

A. $$40$$
B. $$24\sqrt3$$
C. $$72$$
D. $$48\sqrt3$$
E. $$96$$

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### Re: In the figure above, the area of the parallelogram is

by psarma » Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:20 pm
Area of parallelogram is base x height
To find the height, drop an altitude to the base. This would form a 30-60-90 triangle, so sides would be in the ratio 1: $$\sqrt{3}$$ :2
Thus, $$\sqrt{3}$$ :2 = h:8
h =4 $$\sqrt{3}$$

Area = 4 $$\sqrt{3}$$ X 12
= 48 $$\sqrt{3}$$

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### Re: In the figure above, the area of the parallelogram is

by Scott@TargetTestPrep » Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:55 am
Gmat_mission wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:50 am
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In the figure above, the area of the parallelogram is

A. $$40$$
B. $$24\sqrt3$$
C. $$72$$
D. $$48\sqrt3$$
E. $$96$$